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Outreach and Opportunities

TLI looks for opportunities for our students to receive hands-on experience with organizations and community initiatives that provide outlets for civic involvement and leadership development. For those students who pursue the Minor in Leadership, involvement with off-campus organizations and on-campus programs can be certified as meaningful learning experiences for posting on the Experiential Learning Transcript. These activities serve to complement classroom learning, provide real-world experience, while also equipping the student with a marketable “edge” when it comes to applying for employment or graduate school.

Off-Campus Events

FL Gubernatorial Fellow

Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program



When: Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Where: Bldg. 4 (Skinner-Jones Hall), Room 1703 (updated location)


Executive Director Kimberly Bane from the Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program will visit UNF campus for an exclusive information session on this tremendous opportunity! Stay tuned for more information on location.


The Florida Gubernatorial Fellows Program is now accepting applications for the next class of Fellows. This nonpartisan program provides an outstanding leadership opportunity for students from all majors and disciplines to gain firsthand experience in state government. Today the program continues to attract Florida’s best and brightest university and college students to serve the people of Florida for two semesters in Tallahassee.

Each year between 10 and 14 students are selected through a statewide competitive process and are then interviewed internally to determine final placement within the Governor’s agencies. We welcome students from all academic majors and graduate programs to apply; and in the past have placed students based on interests and experience in over twenty different agencies from The Department of Education, The Department of Economic Opportunity, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The Division of Emergency Management, and everywhere in between.

The program includes weekly leadership and professional development meetings with state leaders such as the Governor, cabinet members, agency heads, Supreme Court Justices, and university presidents. Additionally the Fellows will travel during the fall and spring semester to Washington D.C. and across Florida to gain exposure to local and federal government. Compensation for accepted Fellows includes a tuition waiver, $1,000 relocation stipend in addition to hourly pay at each fellows’ agency placement.

This program is open to upper-level undergraduate, graduate, law students, and recent graduates across all areas of study. For more information, benefits, and eligibility requirements for the Gubernatorial Fellows Program, please visit

Applications for the 2019-2020 Gubernatorial Fellows Class XV are available online on our website through the date of the application deadline: February 22, 2019.



HabiJax Leadership Opportunities

HabiJax offers several opportunities, at a normal volunteer level as well as a leadership level.


Leadership Opportunities: Team Leaders oversee the completion of different tasks (see details below) by leading groups of volunteers at our ReStores and on our construction sites. This is a great way to gain leadership experience! No retail or construction experience is necessary. A team leader just needs to be willing to serve, learn, and teach!


Volunteer Opportunities:

1. HabiJax ReStores

ReStore volunteers carry out tasks such as processing donations, pricing items, cleaning, organizing, and providing customer service. Opportunities are available Monday through Saturday, and each store offers flexible morning (9:30am - 1:30pm) and afternoon (2:00pm - 6:00pm) shifts.

• 5800 Beach Blvd (Beach Blvd & University) – group of 10 volunteers maximum

• 6260 103rd Street (103rd Street & Blanding) – group of 5 volunteers maximum


2. Construction – group of 10-15 volunteers, 20 maximum

Construction volunteers work on projects such as house wrap, window install, caulking, vinyl siding, painting, landscaping, laying sod, and cleaning for pre-carpet and final punch. Construction projects are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. A typical day is from 7:45am - 3:00pm.


If you have any questions or have any interest, please contact HabiJax Community Engagement Manager:

2404 Hubbard St., Jacksonville, FL 32206
Tel. 904.208.6676 • Fax. 904.798.2728 |


On-Campus Events

Generation W 2019

Generation W Volunteers




When: April 5, 2019 from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: UNF - Fine Arts Center


On Friday April 5th GENERATION W will be celebrating its 8th annual event at the University of North Florida. Join us during this occasion as leaders and experts from around the country will gather together for a fulfilling day designed to challenge our thinking, inspire our spirits, and connect our worlds with a wide array of both resonant and relevant topics. This years theme, #transformation is focused on the rapid change that we all face every day and how that change affects both our personal and professional lives. This event will be a celebration of all that has been accomplished to date and will open a conduit for free thinking and unique creation when viewing the journey ahead. For more information about the event visit


If you are interested in volunteering for the event we would love to have you as all volunteers are welcome and needed. Also consider inviting a friend and giving them the opportunity to experience the energy of Generation W. To register, simply use this link: