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  • 1. Volunteer UCF!
    By: Brittany, Jordan, and Mel!
  • 2. Mission and Purpose
    “The Volunteer UCF Center is dedicated to promoting community service and education on various social issues to the University of Central Florida, through a variety of programs, committees, events, and ongoing projects.
    VUCF links interested students with community organizations that best fit their interests, talents, and majors. We work with over 200 community agencies that utilize UCF student volunteers.
    Through volunteerism students can gain valuable knowledge and experience, have a great time, and meet new friends, all while benefiting the community.”
  • 3. Civic Engagement:
    Receive information about federal service programs
    Learn about voter registrations and other topics
    Elderly and Veteran Awareness:
    Promote awareness of veterans issues through social events
    Life Care Center of Orlando
    Elderly and Veteran Awareness Events
  • 4. Youth and Education
    Work with children in the Orlando area on a variety of different events
    Corresponding organizations include:
    Great Oaks Village
    Coalition for the Homeless
    Boys and Girls Club
    Intervention Services
    Best Buddies
    Animals and Environment
    Participate in pet food drives, beach clean-ups, pet walks, park restoration, pet therapy, recycling drives, and river clean-ups
    Other Organizations include:
    Keep Orlando Beautiful
    Hound Haven
    Keep Brevard Beautiful
    Orlando Human Society
    Youth and Education Events
  • 5. Health
    Comfort Ill patients, prepare healthy meals for children, participate in events to increase awareness of health issues
    Domestic Violence Awareness
    Organize monthly events like open forums and mentoring events
    Arts and Recreation
    Participate in field-trip days for underprivileged kids and volunteer for art related events
    Get Carded Events
    Promote organ and tissue donation through information fairs and our annual get carded events
  • 6. Hunger and Homelessness
    Feed and serve the homeless of Central Florida
    Conducting canned food and clothing drives
    Fundraising support for related organizations,
    Picking citrus
    Serve in Soup Kitchens
    Other organizations include:
    Ripple Effect
    Second Harvest Food Bank
    Coalition For the Homeless
    Habitat for Humanity
    Salvation Army
    Alternative Spring Break
    Instead of Spring Break students can get placed teams of college student in communities around the nation to engage in community service
    Mentoring and Literacy
    Act as a mentor and role model as you plan activities and events to develop relationships with children
  • 7. Contact Information:
    Office of Student Involvement, Student Union, Room 208
    Phone: 407.823.3318
    Email: vucf@mail.ucf.edu
  • 8. UCF Legal Services
  • 9.
    • Seeks to provide qualified students at the University of Central Florida with legal counseling and court representation in certain cases.
    • 10. The staff attorneys interview each client individually to advise in the areas of law that concern the student.
    • 11. Cases which are not covered by the program are referred to appropriate agencies or private attorneys through a lawyer referral service.
    • 12. The operation of the program is subject at all times to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Supreme Court of Florida and the Board of Governors of the Florida Bar.
    • 13. The program is approved by the Florida Bar and is staffed by licensed attorneys.
    • 14. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to seek the advice of an attorney when they anticipate or encounter legal difficulties.
    • 15. The on-campus attorneys will advise students on any type of legal problem, with the exception of those situations listed under Restrictions.
    • Landlord/tenant problems affecting students living arrangements in the community
    • 16. Consumer problems confronting individual students
    • 17. Discrimination problems encountered by students in securing housing or employment in the community
    • 18. Traffic violations, including criminal and Driving Under Influence (DUI) cases
    • 19. Dissolution (uncontested)
    • 20. Name changes
    • 21. Simple wills
    • 22. Bankruptcy
  • Restrictions On Cases
    The plan will not offer legal representation or consultation in the following situations:
    • Actions or claims against UCF, the Florida Board of Regents, or the State of Florida or its agencies or municipal bodies.
    • 23. Drafting certain instruments and searching Titles.
    • 24. Clients income-producing activities.
    • 25. Student versus student.
    • 26. Matters involving University discipline.
    • 27. Certain types of litigation.
    • 28. Referrals and fees.
    • 29. Other excluded areas.
    **Student Legal Services is funded through the Activity and Service Fee as allocated by the Student Government of UCF.
  • 30. How to Use the Program
    • Each currently enrolled student is entitled to consult with program attorneys about legal matters and entitled to receive advice conveyed in a formal or informal manner as appropriate.
    • 31. Although this program is free as a service to the students, the program will not cover the payment of court costs, fees incidental to litigation, fines, penalties, or amounts of any judgments awarded against the student.
  • FAQ’S
    Do you have real attorneys?
    • Yes. Each of our attorneys is licensed by the Florida Bar.
    Can I just ask a simple question over the phone?
    • No. In order for our attorneys to help you, an appointment must be made by the student.
    Will the attorney accompany me to court?
    • Yes. Legal representation up to and including all stages of trial will be provided in certain types of cases. For more information on which types are covered by our department, look at what we do on the Scope of the Program page.
    Do you charge for your services?
    • No. This program is free as a service to the students, however, the program will not cover the payment of court costs, fees incidental to litigation, fines, penalties, or amounts of any judgments awarded against the student.
    Who can use the service?
    - Anyone who has a legal problem, provided they're a currently enrolled student at the University of Central Florida.
    Ferrell Commons Room 142Orlando, FL 32816-3650(Office) 407.823.2538 • (Fax) 407.823.5305stulegal@ucf.eduLocated in the Ferrell Commons, Room 142, right across from Experiential Learning. Open M-F 8am-5pm.