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Learn more about UHart's response to COVID-19: hartford.edu/healthy-hawks.

Community Service Programs

Your service can make a huge impact.

Whether you are looking to help for one day or are committed to a longer service experience, the University of Hartford’s Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion can help. Take ownership over your service experience by reaching out directly to our extensive list of community partners.

Helping Hawks

Helping Hawks, our annual day of service, has gone virtual! We encourage the UHart community to spread happiness through virtual acts of kindness such as checking in with friends and family, making face masks for local nursing homes, helping neighbors, and more! Share your acts on social media using #UHartHelpingHawks. 

Annual Helping Hawks Activities

Alternative Spring Break

Hawks volunteering in Houston

As part of our commitment to helping communities in need, UHart students have the opportunity to volunteer during spring break. In the wake of Hurricane Florence, students participating in our 2019 Alternative Spring Break will help people in Eastern North Carolina on March 16—23, 2019. Volunteering to help a struggling community is not always easy, but it is some of the most rewarding work you can do. 

Modest accommodations and ground transportation are provided.

Giving Tree

Giving Tree is an annual program that provides new items for children and adults of deserving families. Each Giving Tree is decorated with numbered paper tags with the first name, age, and gender of a recipient who is in need of a gift. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase appropriate gifts for the person(s) described on the tags.

Give the Gift of Service

Hawks volunteering

With your help, the UHart community has the ability to make a large impact in the greater Hartford community. Consider making a gift to the cause of your choice today. 

Need transportation?

The Center for Community Service is able to provide transportation for any student who would like to volunteer at local agencies and programs within Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield.

Not enough good words can come from me about the Alternative Spring Break program, as it has truly made an impact not only on who I am as a person, but who I am as a student at the University of Hartford.

Brittany Peck, ‘15