Community Service

Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement

The Center for Leadership & Civic Engagement serves as the volunteer center for The University of South Florida community. The center offers resources on volunteerism, service-learning and opportunities for students and student organizations to develop leadership skills and get involved in service in the Tampa Bay area. Opportunities exist to participate in short-term projects, volunteer long-term or participate in service trips.

For more information about the center, contact the center at (813) 974-5053 or

USF Health Service Corps

This USF Health-wide, interdisciplinary student group is designed to facilitate a new process through which USF Health students in Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Physical Therapy can participate in service activities together. The USF Health Service Corps is sponsored by the USF Area Health Education Center and has its own Coordinator who assists the USF Health students in planning, implementing and evaluating service activities. The purpose of the USF Health Service Corps is to facilitate opportunities for students in all areas of the USF Health to work together on specific time-limited service events, as well as new ongoing service learning projects throughout the year.

For more information about the Health Sciences Center Service Corps, contact
Ellen Kent, MPH, Faculty Coordinator for USF Health Service Corps, at

Community Service

For more information on how you can volenteer visit any of the websites below.

Association of Community Organizations for Change Now
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Camp Boggy Creek
Children's Board of Hillsborough County
Crisis Center
Brain Expansions Scholastics Training (BEST) Program
Easter Seals
Florida Diabetes Camp
Habitat for Humanity
Hope Children's Home
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc. (NARHA)
John Knox Village
Judeo Christian Health Clinic
Kid City
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Metropolitan Ministries
Peace Corps
Rotary's Camp Florida
Shriners of North America
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa Bay
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services
Trinity Cafe
The Spring
United Way Suncoast

If you would like for GPSC to take an active role in one of your community service projects or post information about your community service agency to our website, please feel free to email us at