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All FINS In

Welcome to All Fins In - The Ultimate Service Project. We are back for the 3rd year to make an impact on our local community both on and off campus. Since 2021, the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement has collaborated to bring together our NSU Sharks for a large-scale Day of Service. 

We have connected with over 30+ Community Partners to tackle several social issues including hunger, homelessness, environmental care, animal safety, youth literacy, human development, education and more. Each year, we have seen a steady increase in NSU sharks wanting to volunteer and give back to the local Broward community. 

Join us as we paint the the town BLUE and be Sharks with a purpose. Over 150+ clubs and organizations, 100+ Alumni and our 7 regional campuses participate in the Ultimate Service Project. Leave your mark and Register TODAY! 

 

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Community Partners

Project Description: Volunteers will be working with the park's manager and naturalist to assist in pulling invasive plant species along Hollywood Beach. Volunteers may also pick up plastics in and around the area as well.

Skills Needed: Ability to stand, bend, pull, and walk through wooded areas.

Location: Hollywood, FL

Project Description: Volunteers will work with the Grounds Manager to care and preserve the Gardens at the Bonnet House Museum and Botanical Gardens.

Skills Needed: No skills needed.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Project Description: Special Populations plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of year-round recreation and leisure programs, special events, and services to meet the interests and needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors with disabilities. During this service project, volunteers will be participating in and assisting with a kickball game.

Skills Needed: Ability to stand, run, and cheer.

Location: On-Campus 

Project Description: Volunteers will assist with designing and painting murals on plywood boards and Little Free Libraries.

Skills Needed: Artistic and creativity skills.

Location: On-Campus

Project Description: Volunteers will be engaging in a coastal cleanup which will provide an opportunity for more marine life, such as sea turtles, to be less impacted by trash on our beaches. This event will be partnered with the NSU Dive Team who will be engaging in an off shore cleanup so that we can create the largest impact. (If you would like to participate in the Dive, please contact Kimmy at ks2513@nova.edu)

Skills Needed: Ability to walk, bend, and carry trash.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Project Description: HandsOn Broward has partnered with the City of Oakland Park and Farm Share to address food insecurity amidst rising food costs lowering accessibility by delivering meals to homebound individuals and seniors monthly. Volunteers are needed to pack meal kits for individual households before they are delivered by our volunteer drivers. By participating in this volunteer opportunity, you will help provide over 100 homebound individuals with much needed access to groceries.

Skills Needed: Ability to lift 15 lbs and walk a half mile.

Location: Oakland Park, FL

Project Description: This project focus is to improve reading scores and encourage literacy for children throughout Broward County. These Superhero capes/book bundles will be given to students during guest reading opportunities at local schools and Afterschool Literacy Programs at community centers to assist students in building their own home libraries and continue reading at home.

Skills Needed: Artistic and creativity skills.

Location: On-Campus

Project Description: The volunteers will assist instructors with feeding, saddling, walking horses, cleaning and caring for the animals and assist in the supervision of our guests.

Skills Needed: Ability to lift 30 Ibs.

Location: Davie, FL

Project Description: There are a variety of opportunities when visiting In Jacobs Shoes and we will fill the need at the time. More than likely, we will assist with sorting, cleaning, and packing gently worn shoes. These shoes, after a thorough washing process, will be repackaged like new and given to children who otherwise do not have shoes to wear.

Skills needed: Willingness to scrub shoes.

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL

Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting park staff with cleaning natural areas of garbage, invasive plants, and other park specific projects.

Skills needed: No skills needed.

Location: Miramar, FL

Project Description: We're embarking on a project to repurpose a storage area into a much-needed classroom! With the center's enrollment on the rise, creating a new learning space is essential. We're seeking volunteers to help in the transformation process, which involves clearing, organizing, and relocating bulky items to make way for a fully functional classroom environment!

Skills needed: Ability to lift, organizational skills.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Project Description: Volunteers will be reorganizing the shark pantry which would involve checking labels for expiration and restocking the pantry as well as tracking/inventorying items.

Learn More About the NSU Shark Food Pantry

Skills needed: Teamwork, organization skills, positive attitude, Ability to lift 15 lbs.

Location: On-Campus

Project Description: Volunteers will assist with packing Period Positivity Kits which will be donated to Convenient House, a community partner who provides shelter for youth.

Skills needed: Interest in women's health.

Location: On-Campus

Project Description: Volunteers will be weeding, mulching and cleaning of outdoor gardens and habitat area. There is also a spring event for families and could need help with some activities for kids.

Skills needed: No skills needed.

Location: Coral Springs, FL

Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting with two sporting events. Volunteers will need to be ready to assist with score keeping, awards, and more!

Skills needed: Ability to assist with sport-related tasks. 

Location: On-Campus

Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting in calling individuals who have signed up (NO COLD CALLING) to stay in touch with SAVE LGBTQ and the issues this organization is working to alleviate. Note that SAVE LGBTQ will provide a training and be on site to assist with any questions or concerns.

Skills Needed: Interest in speaking with others about LGBTQ+ Rights

Location: Hollywood, FL

Frequently Asked Questions

Check-in will take place at the University Center Shark Circle at 8:00 AM.
Upon registration, you will have the option to select your preferred community service project based on project description, transportation and skills needed.
During the registration process, participants can see which locations will provide transportation via the Shark Shuttle. Transportation will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. If transportation is not provided for a location, participants will also be able to drive themselves or carpool to locations.
Participants who wish to be at the same location, will need to encourage their peers to sign up for the same location, during the registration process, until all the spots are filled.
Only NSU students, alumni, faculty, and staff can attend All FINS In, but we encourage anyone who wants to volunteer at any of the partner organizations to reach out on their own.
Yes, a light breakfast at check in and lunch during reflection will be provided on campus.
Yes, this does fulfill the organization requirement.
If you have additional questions or require more information please contact us at allfinsin@nova.edu

Regional Campus Participation

Regional campus members can register for All FINS In by filling out the following form: All FINS In Registration 2024 - Regional Campuses

The deadline to register is March 10th 2024.

Registration Opens on February 19th 2024. 

Follow the Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement (@nsucampuslife) and the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement (@slceatnsu) on Instagram to stay updated.

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