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United to serve

April 12, 2014


Held in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, United to Serve enables each UT System institution to plan, partner with a non-profit organization, and initiate a volunteer initiative based on their preference and the needs of their community. The key is to organize projects that will allow students, administrators, faculty and staff to serve their community, together, in the greatest way possible.

This year, we will be hosting the United to Serve events on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. At this time, we are inviting the university community to participate in the day’s activities. Confirmed activities will take place at Ozanam Center, Community Development Corporation of Brownsville, Alta Vista Nursing Home, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Brownsville Historical Association, Carlotta Petrina Museum, Spanish Meadows, Ebony Lake, and the Brownsville Animal Shelter.

The Center for Civic Engagement in collaboration with the Office of Student Engagement is organizing the campus’ United to Serve events. United to Serve is a UT System wide volunteer initiative, initiated in 2004 by the University of Texas System Student Advisory Council (UTSSAC), involving UT System students, administrators, faculty and staff in an effort to engage and mobilize thousands of volunteers in the fifteen-plus communities where we are located.

Register to volunteer at

For more information, contact Estela Martinez at 882-4300 or








  • Students plant sabal palm saplings at Sabal Palm Sanctuary
  • Child plants a sabal palm sapling


  • University students assist at the 2013 United to Serve event at Camp Lula Sams
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