UConn Cares

photo of attendees at the hartford uconn cares event in april 2017

uconn cares logoUConn Cares is a celebration of Husky pride and spirit through volunteering in your local community.

For the month of April, join alumni, friends, and families to get involved in community service with your local alumni network. Big or small, volunteering comes in all sizes, so be a champion for whatever cause needs your support.

UConn Cares is a celebration of Huskie pride and a commitment to serving others. UConn alumni make a direct impact by joining together to volunteer for causes that are meaningful and beneficial to their own communities. Look at what we've accomplished together
Hunger: we're committed to fighting hunger; we've made over 2,065 meal contributions! 225 meals served; 2,272 pounds of food sorted; 140 non-perishable donations
Environment: it was good, clean fun getting our hands dirty to help keep our communities green! 68 gardens planted; 1,434 acres cleared; 250 feet of fence repaired; 2 structures painted
Animals: we had a blast with our fellow Huskies making toys for our furry friends living in shelters! 173 pet toys made
Health: We supported cancer infusion centers and a summer camp for children with illnesses. 284 camp beds made; 22,393 sq. ft. cleaned and prepped for campers; 25 blankets made
2017 by the numbers: 350 volunteers; 720 hours; 22 locations


2017 Events

Staff Event

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Cleanup
Thursday, April 13

Hosted by CAHNR

4-H Education Center Auerfarm
Saturday, April 15

Hosted by CAHNR

4-H Education Center Auerfarm
Thursday, April 20


CT Humane Society
Saturday, April 29


Rebuilding Together 2017
Saturday, April 29

New Haven

Branford Dining Room
Tuesday, April 4


New Covenant Center
Wednesday, April 12


Earth Day Austin Program
Saturday, April 22


The Greater Boston Food Bank
Saturday, April 22


Bundles of Kindness Program
Tuesday, April 11

Boynton Beach

Feeding South Florida
Saturday, April 22


Anti-Cruelty Society
Saturday, April 22


Trail Maintenance at Tiers of Zion
Saturday, April 22


Faith Mission Community Kitchen
Saturday, April 22

Los Angeles

Earth Day
Saturday, April 22

New York City

America Needs You
Saturday, April 8


Urbanstead’s Francisville Urban Farm
Sunday, April 9

San Diego

Blanket Making for Local Cancer Centers
Saturday, April 29

San Francisco

Habitat for Humanity Park Cleanup
Saturday, April 22


Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Saturday, April 22

We’re always looking for new ideas and helpful hands to assist with planning future UConn Cares events. Do you have an idea or a volunteer opportunity? Fill out the form below to let us know more about what you’d like to do and we’ll help make it happen.