Ospreys In Action
(OIA) are immersion-based service opportunities for students. These experiences take the form of weekends
or more traditional week-long excursions during university breaks. OIA offers opportunities for students to
engage in diverse communities through education and service on their breaks or
weekends, providing a quality community-based transformational learning
OIA aligns with UNF’s
efforts to educate students with the knowledge and skills to make a difference
in the Jacksonville community and beyond.
The guiding principles for OIA are:
are required to apply and OIA trips have costs associated, which vary based on
the duration and location of the excursion.
A portion of the cost may be non-refundable, depending on the
circumstances of situation.
Participants are students expected to partake
in all pre-trip education, service, and fundraising and fully engage in the
entire immersion trip itself. These
students must show a curiosity for doing service and making a positive impact,
but no previous service or leadership experience is necessary.
students who applied and were selected to have a leadership role with the
trip. Their roles are primarily to
mentor and facilitate conversations among trip participants. These students demonstrate leadership in the
UNF community through prior experience and go through training to prepare for
the role. Preferred qualification for
this role is a student who previously participated in an immersion trip either
through UNF or another entity.
each trip as mentors to the Site Leaders and Participants while also handling
logistical and emergency tasks. They
participate in all service, educational, and reflection experiences during the
trip alongside students. Faculty/Staff
Partners also apply, are selected, and undertake training for their roles.
Camp Boggy Creek*
*These are not UNF sponsored
Interested students should do their own due diligence
and participate at their own risk.*
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