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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.

Annual Community Service Programs

Hawks volunteering in Houston

As part of our commitment to helping communities in need, UHart students have the opportunity to participate in an Alternative Spring Break service trip. This annual trip is an alternative to the "traditional" spring break trip and immerses students in a community while they perform a week of service projects. These trips not only provide meaningful service opportunities, but also deep connections to peers and the communities we serve.

Modest accommodations and ground transportation are provided in order to keep trip costs as low as possible.

We invite local community partner organizations to campus each semester to inform students about their organizations and advertise upcoming service opportunities.

Giving Tree is an annual program that provides holiday gifts to clients of local non-profit organizations. Each year campus community members are invited to select an item (or items) from the Giving Tree to provide a requested gift for a member of our local community through one of our partner organizations.

Helping Hawks is our annual day of service, when students, staff, faculty, and alumni join local community partners to assist in service projects. We offer approximately 20 different service sites in the Greater Hartford Area and encourage alumni around the country to find service sites in their local communities to join in the effort. 

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