The Butler Center for Service and Leadership's OrgSync page contains a database of community partners, student organizations and affiliated organizations along with a calendar of volunteer opportunities. Starting in the fall of 2013, the Butler Center will begin a complete transition to the OrgSync system. All forms, calendars, contact information and other resources will be posted on the OrgSync page.
A great place to learn about the different opportunities available to you through the Butler Center is our Get Involved page. This page contains links to a list of our student organizations, leadership development programs, community service opportunities and more!
We offer resources to find volunteer opportunities around Miami and placement with many non-profit organizations. We also offer a number of leadership development programs designed to help students maximize their potential. To find volunteer opportunities, check out our OrgSync page. Click here to learn how to use OrgSync.
The Butler Center also sponsors the Service and Leadership Liaison Program. With this program, each residential college is assigned a liaison. Commuter students also have a liaison to represent them. Students interested in volunteering or developing leadership skills should seek out these liaisons. To contact the liaison responsible for your area, ask your RA, CA or e-mail the Butler Center at email@example.com.
The Butler Center strives to support initiatives in the community pioneered by UM students. If you or your organization has a new community service project, apply for a Community Service Mini-Grant!
Butler Center organizations are free to use the physical resources in our office, such as our projector, coolers, carts or markers. Butler Center organizations can also be advised by the professional staff of the office. Click here for the monthly report form.
The Butler Center has a Public Relations Coordinator and Graphic Designer available for student organizations to include in their own publicity efforts. The Public Relations coordinator is responsible for managing the Butler Center's Facebook Page, Twitter Account and YouTube Channel. The Coordinator is also responsible for all Butler Center media relations. Butler Center organizations wishing to collaborate on various social media sites or pitch stories to on- and off-campus media outlets should contact the Public Relations Coordinator. Butler Center organizations looking to design logos, palm cards, t-shirts, posters and other printed materials are encouraged to meet with our Graphics Designer. If they wish, organizations can simply meet with our designer and leave the work to us. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in working with the public relations coordinator, the graphic designer or both.
Are you a local nonprofit or social activism agency looking for volunteers? Then you are in the right place! Over 70 percent of University of Miami students volunteer each year, so we are always looking for sites to place volunteers. In addition, we have an agency orientation and expo each semester to help community partners find volunteers at the university.
Through OrgSync, our community partners can connect directly with UM students. Nonprofit organizations with a profile set up on OrgSync can post event pages through which students can directly register. Events made on the site will also be synced on to the Butler Center's calendar, making it easy for students to find upcoming volunteer opportunities. Additionally, community partners can post announcements for open ongoing volunteer positions. Starting in the fall of 2013, all UM students will automatically have a profile set up with OrgSync, so communicating with students through OrgSync is the best way for your organization to have direct contact with students interested in volunteering. If you are interested in setting up an OrgSync profile, please contact the Butler Center at (305) 284-4483 or email us at email@example.com.
The Butler Center also sends out a weekly e-newsletter filled with news about the center and volunteer opportunities for students. This newsletter is sent every Tuesday and may include information for a community partner's upcoming event or an open volunteer position that needs to be filled. To be included in the newsletter, simply email the public relations coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org by the Thursday before the week in which you wish to be included.
The Butler Center's professional staff is willing and able to advise professors on how to build service into their curriculum. Past services for professors have included finding sites and opportunities in the community, building curriculum for new service-learning courses, building syllabi and learning outcomes for service learning classes and providing books and resources for professors interested in starting service learning courses.
The Butler Center professional staff is trained in leading team-building retreats for groups of all ages, sizes and physical abilities.