For Students

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, please contact our office at

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

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 Social Innovation Grant!

For Student Organizations

Butler Center organizations are free to use the physical resources in our office, such as our service supplies, coolers, carts or markers. Butler Center organizations can also be advised by the professional staff of the office. 

The Butler Center has a Social Media Coordinator and Graphic Designer available for student organizations to include in their own publicity efforts. The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for managing the Butler Center's Facebook PageTwitter Account, Instagram Account, and YouTube Channel. The Coordinator is also responsible for all Butler Center media relations. Butler Center organizations looking to design logos, palm cards, t-shirts, posters and other printed materials are encouraged to meet with our Graphic Designer. If they wish, organizations can simply meet with our designer and leave the work to us. Send an email to if you are interested in working with the Public Relations Coordinator, the Graphic Designer or both.

For Community Partners

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 a volunteer fair each semester to help community partners find volunteers at the university.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner, please contact the Butler Center at (305) 284-4483 or email us at

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 Thursday 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 at by the Tuesday of the week in which you wish to be included.

For Professors

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.

For Administrators

The Butler Center professional staff is trained in leading team-building retreats for groups of all ages, sizes and physical abilities.

Visit us in SC 204 and find out how we can help you in your leadership and service endeavors!