UC Serves brings together staff and faculty from across the University of Cincinnati to work on projects proposed by our local non-profit partners. UC Serves allows staff and faculty to be on the front lines of our institutional commitment to service and community impact.

Friday, May 17, 2024

We are thrilled to announce the date for the upcoming annual event that embodies the spirit of service and community engagement—UC Serves! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 17, 2023, as we come together for a day dedicated to making a meaningful impact in our local community.

 2023 volunteer oppportunites
Agency Address Project Title
3CDC 12 W 13th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Beautify OTR with 3CDC & OTRCH
Academy of World Languages 2030 Fairfax Ave, 45207 AWL International Festival Prep
American Cancer Society 4540 Cooper Road, Suite 100, Blue Ash, OH 45242 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Archaeological Research Institute 424 Walnut Street Lawrenceburg IN Guard Archaeological Preserve Season Grand Opening
Avondale Public Library 3566 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45229 Be My Reading Buddy! Sharing Stories at the Avondale Branch Library
Bethany House Services 4769 Reading Road Cinti Ohio 45237 Job Fair Set Up
Blue Ash YMCA 5000 YMCA Drive Cincinnati OH 45242 Prepare a Local Pool for a Summer of Fun
Brewing Heritage Trail 1939 Race Street Cincinnati Ohio 45202 Brewing Heritage Trail Maintenance and Clean-up
Campbell County YMCA 1437 S. Ft. Thomas Ave, Fort Thomas KY 41075 Outdoor Pool Clean Up Day
Caracole, Inc. 4138 Hamilton Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223 Make Harm Reduction Kits to Help Reduce the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Carson School 4356 Dunham Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238 Carson Field Day 2023
Cincinnati Digital Academy 425 Ezzard Charles Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45203 Virtual Google Meet & Play with Grades 1st and K!
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati OH, 45220 Garden Support at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
East Westwood Improvement Association 3358 McHenry Avenue Trailblazing in East Westwood
Elderly Persons in Community (EPIC House) 910 York St, 45214 May Day! May Day! Yard Work, Weeding, & Clean Up
Empower Learn Create 3310 Ruther Ave Cincinnati Ohio 45220 Spread Mulch at a Child Care Center
Gamble-Nippert YMCA 3159 Montana Ave Cincinnati, OH 45211 Prepare a Local Pool for a Summer of Fun
Give Like a Mother 299 Haskell Lane, Building C, Batavia OH Moving Assistance: Help Move Like a Mother Grow
Gorman Heritage Farm 10052 Reading Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241 Working and learning regenerative, sustainable farming in a Market Garden.
Habitat for Humanity 3970 North Bend Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45211 Habitat Cheviot ReStore
Harriet Beecher Stowe House 2950 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206 Prepare Walnut Hills Green Space for Summer Community Programs
Hartwell improvement Association 8275 Vine Street, 45216 Hartwell Spring Cleanup
Healing Center 11345 Century Circle West. Cincinnati, Ohio 45246 Sort Food, Clothes, and Household Donations
Holly Hill Child and Family Solutions 9599 Summer Hill Road, California, KY 41007 Spring Fling: Tend to Flower Boxes & Vegetable Beds
Hope Community Center 4 Cecilia Dr Amelia Ohio 45102 Give Hope a chance
Isaiah 55, Inc. 3451 Trimble Ave Gardening with a Purpose
iSPACE 10020 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241 Prep Summer Camp Crafts and Activities
Keep Cincinnati Beautiful 2508 Cook St Cincinnati OH 45214 De-trashify Cook St
Life Learning Center 20 West 18th Street, Covington, KY 41011 Painting With Purpose
Lighthouse Youth & Family Services 501 Minnesota Street Cincinnati OH 45206 Help Sort Donations for Homeless Youth
Maple Knoll Communities, Inc. 11100 Springfield Pike 45246 Old People Are Cool!!!
Meals on Wheels 2091 Radcliff Drive Cincinnati OH 45204 Pack Snacks for Seniors
Milestones, Inc 12372 Riggs Rd. Independence, KY 41051 HORSE AROUND AND FIND OUT!
Mt. Airy School 5730 Colerain Ave 45239 Resource Coordinator
New Life Furniture Bank and Thrift 11335 Reed Hartman Hwy #134 Cincinnati OH 45241 Pack Household Items for Those is Need!
New Life Furniture Bank and Thrift 12037 Lebanon Rd, Cincinnati OH 45241 Help in a Thrift Store
Ohio Valley Voices 6642 Branch Hill - Guinea Pike, Loveland, OH 45140 Outside Ground Clean-up or Inside clean-up
Olivet Food Pantry 6838 Montgomery Road, 45236 A Special Day in May, Let’s Help Hunger Go Away!
Parker Woods Montessori 4370 Beech Hill Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Field Day Fun at Parker Woods Montessori
Pets In Need of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. 516 W. Wyoming Avenue, 45215 Gardening for Good
Pleasant Ridge Montessori School 5945 Montgomery Road Field Day
Queen Mother's Market Cooperative 832 Lexington Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 Let's Grow Together!
Shared Harvest Food Bank 5901 Dixie Highway. Fairfield OH 45014 Drive-thru Food Distribution
SPCA Cincinnati 11900 Conrey Road Cincinnati, OH 45249 SPCA Cincinnati Landscaping
SPCA Cincinnati 7675 OH-128 Cleves Ohio 45002 Ever wanted to work on a Farm?
St. Francis Seraph Ministries 1615 Republic St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Serving Dinner in Soup Kitchen
St. Joseph Home 10722 Wyscarver rd, cincinnati OH 45241 5K prep!
The Center For Closing The Health Gap 3120 Burnet Ave Suite 201 Cincinnati, OH 45229 Fill The Health Gap Wish List!
The Cincinnati Community ToolBank 1682 E Seymour Ave Tool Prep with ToolBank Taylor!
The Grail in the US 931 O’Bannonville Rd. Loveland, OH 45140 Trail Maintenance and Invasive Removal
The Ion Center for Violence Prevention 835 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011 Material Making for Change: Violence Prevention and Education
The Remake Project 2701 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225 Sewing for Service
Tikkun Farm 7941 Elizabeth St. 45231 Spring Planting on the Farm
UC Clermont Science and Health Department 675 College Dr, Batavia, OH 45103 Clermont Community Garden Spring Planting
Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center 420 W. Wyoming Ave. Writing Thank-You's
Walnut Hills Concord Community Garden 2400 Concord Cincinnati Ohio 45206 Weed, Feed, Water and Plant
Welcome Home Collaborative 461 Dayton Street, Cincinnati, OH 45214 Spring Planting in an Urban Garden
Welcome Home Collaborative 4128 Kirby Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223 Spring Planting in an Urban Garden
Woodford Academy 3716 Woodford Rd. Woodford Academy Field Day
YMCA Camp Ernst 7615 Camp Ernst Rd, Burlington KY 41005 Clean & Prep Summer Camp Facilities
YWCA Greater Cincinnati 898 Walnut. St. Cincinnati, OH 45202 Donation Organizations/Consolidation

UC Serves is a demonstration of the university's commitment to urban impact and investment in faculty and staff development. Join us for this day of intentional, focused service to the communities surrounding the University of Cincinnati campuses.

Questions? Contact Fran Larkin, fran.larkin@uc.edu, 513-556-1503

Past UC Serves Locations - 2023

UC Serves impacts Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Use the map below to browse projects based on location, and refer to the table above to register for a project of your choice. Morning only opportunities are shown in green, afternoon only opportunities in blue, and all day opportunities are in purple. Click the project marker to learn more.

Don’t forget to reward yourself for giving back! Log Be Well UC points if eligible to earn wellness dollars. Login or create account in the Virgin Pulse portal to log UC Serves participation under “Attend a UC sponsored event." Submit the form for 1,000 points ($10 in wellness)! Email wellness@uc.edu with questions about Be Well UC, the Virgin Pulse Portal, or logging UC Serves participation for points.

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