Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI)
Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI) is a Student Government program that provides community service and leadership opportunities to all interested students. SAVI promotes a positive environment through volunteerism and community engagement. SAVI also assists clubs and other student organizations in their community service efforts. SAVI is based on the Boca Raton, Broward and Jupiter campuses.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi
SAVI Supported Events:
SAVI sponsored programs are held throughout the year.
Follow SAVI on their Instagram accounts for the most updated information on getting involved.
SAVI Programs Include:
Oxfam America Hunger Banquet
Hunger is not about too many people and too little food: it is about power. Its roots lie in global inequalities and access to resources. The results are illiteracy, poverty, war, and the inability of families to grow or buy food. Our rich and bountiful planet produces enough food to feed every man, woman, and child on earth; nevertheless, hunger affects everyone, in countries rich and poor, in urban and rural areas.
The Oxfam Hunger Banquet is in immersive program that students participate in. Attendees are separated into groups which represents the world’s three levels of development.
ExtravaCANza is a program that takes place on Homecoming each year on the Boca Raton campus where student teams compete to build a sculpture made from canned goods that relate to that year's Homecoming theme. From there, the canned goods are then donated to a community agency to be able to help our neighbors in need.
The 2018 ExtravaCANza contest netted over 2,100 pounds of canned goods.
Days of Service
SAVI hosts four Days of Service each year: WoW (Weeks of Welcome), the FAU Homecoming Day of Service, the MLK Day, and Cesar Chavez Day of Service.
Each Day of Service seeks to connect students with a variety of community partners, in an effort to make a difference and learn about a given social issue. Social issues that we've worked with include: Disaster Relief, Children and Youth, Poverty (Hunger and Homelessness), Animal Rights and Welfare, and much more!
To get involved with SAVI, contact the team on your campus and let's make a difference starting today!
Office location: SS-8, Room 228B
Phone number: 561-297-3607
SAVI Director: Hanna Kleinhans, SGbocasavi@fau.edu
SAVI Associate Director: TBD
Follow us on Instagram: @FAUBocasavi
Office location: Student Union, SD, room 210
Phone number: 954-236-1183
SAVI Director: Vargas, firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVI Coordinator: Nelson
Follow us on Instagram: @Browardsavi
Follow us on Instagram: @FAUjupitersavi