Honors Educational Reach Out

Through the Office of Research and Community Engagement the Honors Educational Reach Out (HERO) programs offers multiple unique opportunities at more than 10 different nonprofit organizations and Title I schools for UCF students to engage in the Central Florida community. We aim to rectify the disparity of student involvement in communities and to foster the importance of building well-rounded students. This experience and opportunity will improve leadership skills, elevate students to become engaged citizens of the community and engage in diverse populations. Our goal is to ignite community responsibility within our students and impact the communities we serve.

HERO Volunteer Programs by Issue

Education: Tutor and mentor children in Orange County schools for
Cheney After School Program, Jackson Underserved Math Program (JUMP), Page 15, and Read 2 Succeed.

Environment: Make Orlando cleaner, greener, and more beautiful with Green HEROs or work with a group of

elementary students while going through a garden-based education program as a mentor.

Health/Wellness: Assist healthcare organizations in providing a nurturing environment for patients at
Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), or Shepherd's Hope.

Homelessness/Poverty: Work to alleviate issues faced by families and individuals living in poverty through
HEROs Help the Homeless, or HOPE Helps, Inc.

Legal/Dependency System: Advocate for a child in the dependency system alongside an attorney at
Guardian ad Litem - Volunteer Advocates for Children

For more information contact the HERO Coordinator at ORCE@ucf.eduif you have any questions or to sign up for any of the community engagement/volunteer opportunities. You can also follow us: 

Be more than a volunteer. Be a HERO.