Helping Hands

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a community of “Volunteer Chargers” students, faculty, and staff members who give back to the campus, the Huntsville community, and beyond on a weekly basis.

Service Opportunities

The Office of Student Life provides UAH students numerous ways to serve the campus and the Huntsville community. These opportunities assist with the development of life skills and prepare students to become successful citizens of the world.

Annual Days of Service (Campus Wide Events)

Helping Hands of Huntsville

Helping Hands of Huntsville is our fall service tradition. It allows new and current student leaders to engage in direct service projects with a variety of focuses to help students understand the importance of giving back. Helping Hands of Huntsville takes place during the Week of Welcome.

The Big Event

The Big Event is our spring service day in partnership with the Student Government Association. The Big Event is UAH’s largest day of service that allow students to complete direct service within the Huntsville Community as a way of saying “Thank you!”


UAH Homecoming Philanthropy Events are our way of collaborating with UAH Alumni to give back. We complete our annual “Bleed Blue Blood Drive” and collect donations for our local shelters.

dance marathon

Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement, activating college students at 300 campuses across the country to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community.

Service Trips

The Office of Student Life also organizes the Fall and Spring Break Service trips, providing interested students the opportunity to spend their breaks giving back to a community outside of Huntsville. Previous locations have included Washington, D.C, Pensacola, FL, Gatlinburg, TN, Asheville, NC and more.

How to Get Connected with Service Opportunities

Information regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities and service break trips are shared with current students through the UAH Student Events Calendar, in the weekly Charger Student Newsletter, and on the Volunteer Chargers Service Board on the Student Life portion of


Volunteer Chargers Service Board



To post volunteer opportunities for our Volunteer Chargers Community, please complete this form. Students will contact you if interested in the service opportunity.

Post Volunteer Opportunities 



Charger Union 201
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899