UCF Alumni Invited to Take Part in Knights Give Back

UCF Volunteers at clean up event

Knights Give Back, UCF's annual day of volunteer service, returns this October. This year UCF Alumni is proud to partner with Volunteer UCF to offer service opportunities across the nation. View our list of Knights Give Back events below. More locations are being added, so check back soon!

Knights Give Back Volunteer Locations

Tampa, FL: Food Drive at UCF Watch Party

Friday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.


The Tampa Bay UCF Alumni Chapter is partnering with Metropolitan Ministries on a canned food drive during their UCF vs. Memphis Watch Parties. Join in at Hops 2.0 in St. Pete or Ducky's Sports Lounge in Tampa. At either location, bring nonperishable food items and get entered in a chance to win UCF alumni swag. Metropolitan Ministries is looking for canned meat, peanut butter, boxed cereal, rice, beans, canned vegetables, canned fruit, soup, pasta and pasta sauce, gravy mix, jelly/jam, cranberry sauce, boxed Jello, cake mix, pudding, and baby food. No registration required for this event.

Jacksonville, FL: Food Drive at UCF Watch Party

Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.


The Jacksonville UCF Alumni Chapter invites all First Coast-area Knights to join the UCF vs. Memphis Watch Party, where the chapter will host a food drive supporting Feeding Northeast Florida. Bring nonperishable food or personal hygiene items and receive an extra ticket for their quarterly chance drawings! No registration required for this event.

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Food Drive at UCF Watch Party

Friday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

The Southeast Florida UCF Alumni Chapter is supporting Feeding South Florida (FSF) at their UCF vs. Memphis Watch Party. The watch party will be held at The Brass Tap. Please bring canned goods to help support FSF's efforts to end hunger in South Florida. FSF always needs shelf-stable, non-perishable food items like rice, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, canned tuna or chicken, canned vegetables, canned fruit and canned meals. Pop-top cans are preferred. No registration required for this event.

Houston, TX: Clothing Drive at UCF Watch Party

Friday, Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. CT

The Houston UCF Alumni Club is collecting clothing for the Houston Area Women's Center Young Leaders (HAWCYL) during their UCF vs. Memphis Watch Party at Nettbar. Clothing will go to survivors of domestic or sexual violence supported by the Houston Area Women's Center. Your donations will also clothe women escorted to the hospital by trained Center volunteers after acts of violence, where clothing is typically confiscated as evidence. If you're interested in donating, please consider purchasing from HAWCYL's wishlist. No registration required for this event.

Orlando, FL: Clean the World

Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-Noon

Clean the World is looking for 15 volunteers to help box soap, package hygiene supplies and sort soap/amenity bottles. The organization aims to improve the quality of life for vulnerable communities around the world. All attendees must be 8 years or older, and children ages 8-15 must be accompanied by an adult. The facility requires closed-toe shoes, face masks covering both nose and mouth, and social distancing from other groups. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. Volunteers will be asked to sign a liability waiver. For full details and to RSVP, visit the registration page.

Winter Park, FL: Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden

Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m.-Noon

The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden is looking for 10 volunteers to help paint the courtyard wall under the direction of Byron Walker, Museum Facilities Director. The sculpture garden at the Albin Polasek Museum is home to many native Florida and subtropical species. Many of the sculptures were created by Polasek after he survived a debilitating stroke which left him paralyzed on the left side of his body. Yet he continued to paint, draw, sculpt clay, and with assistance, carve stone. These beautiful gardens inspired Polasek's art and are part of his impactful legacy. Volunteers will be asked to sign a liability waiver.

Longwood, FL: The Sharing Center

Saturday, Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m.

The Seminole County UCF Alumni Chapter invites all local Knights to help The Sharing Center Pantry receive, inspect, sort, and organize donations including clothing, linens, curtains, home goods and decor. Electronics like computers, small appliances, and lights will also be checked and tested. The Sharing Center Pantry is one of the largest FREE resources in the county. Over 1,448,986 pounds of emergency food were distributed last year to families and individuals in need.

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