Each year the Center for Sustainable Service & Volunteerism selects outstanding leaders who are committed to service to serve in leadership roles within the office. These student leaders work together to plan events and engage the UA community in service projects. There are several Student Team Leaders who provide leadership in the areas of Al's Pals Mentoring Program; Alternative Break; Generations; Campus Kitchens Project; Beat Auburn Beat Hunger; Impacting Bama; Serving Bama; Bettering Bama; Working for Bama. Each Student Team Leader has Assistant Team Leaders (ATLS) who work with them to plan projects and activities to tackle social issues and engage other students in advocacy and service related to those areas.
Assistant Team Leader Requirements: (ALL requirements should only add up to 5 hours a week.)
Community Action Team Descriptions for 2015-2016
-Campus Kitchen Projects: Mission: The mission of The Campus Kitchens Project is to use service as a tool to: Strengthen Bodies by using existing resources to meet hunger and nutritional needs in our community; Empower Minds by providing leadership and service learning opportunities to students, and educational benefits to adults, seniors, children and families in need; and Build Communities by fostering a new generation of community-minded adults through resourceful and mutually beneficial partnerships among students, social service agencies, businesses and schools.
-Alâ€™s Pals Mentoring Program (must have been a Student Leader prior): Mission: To organize and promote the Alâ€™s Pals afterschool mentoring program for at-risk youth in the Tuscaloosa community. Students will serve as mentors to elementary students at Mckenzie Court Community Center, Central Elementary School, Northington Elementary School, and Maxwell Elementary School. Must have been an Alâ€™s Pals Student Leader prior to applying for these positions.
-Impacting Bama: Mission: To organize projects concerning awareness of issues surrounding poverty and meeting basic human needs throughout the year and educate the UA community. This team will also be responsible for our large scale service projects such as Hands On Tuscaloosa. Issues such as hunger, homelessness, health, etc Sample projects could include: Sleep-out on the Quad, Hunger Banquet,
-Beyond Bama: Alternative Break: Mission: To plan and organize events for the UA student body during Fall, Winter, and Spring break. To also promote service once a month through Habitat for Humanity. ATL must attend the break that they are in charge of planning. Costs for breaks are covered for the ATL for their trip. Sample projects could include: Alternative Spring Break, Alternative Winter Break (HOUSE UNITED), and Alternative Fall Break
-Serving Bama: Weekly Service Team: Mission: Will develop a team of servers and plan and facilitate one weekly continuous and meaningful service project. Includes: Transportation, Waivers, Training of Volunteers, Relationships with Community Partners, and Reflection.Weekly Service locations can be but not limited to: Boys & Girls Club, Project Literacy, West Alabama Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, SPAN Tuscaloosa, Headstart, SPCA Etc. Service locations will be determined by the passions of the assistant team leaders with the guidance of their team leader.
-Bettering Bama: Health & Wellness Outreach: Mission: The mission of this team is to provide service in the health and wellness field. This team will volunteer through activities that provide health and wellness outreach to our local community.
-Working For Bama: Days of Service: Mission: This team will plan large scale days of service for the entire campus community. These days will be one day service days that will provide opportunities for the students of The University of Alabama to be participants in helping make their community better. Sample Days Are: Ripple Effect, Freshmen Days of Service, Serve Better Together, Hands On TuscaloosaCivic Responsibility & Engagement Team Leader
Sarah Beth Kimbrell
Center for Sustainable Service & Volunteerism