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UAA FUSION is "For Unity and Service In Our Neighborhoods". It is a community service program launched by New Student Orientation in Fall 2007. This program connects UAA students to volunteer opportunities around the Anchorage community. Volunteers receive certificates documenting their volunteer service. Anchorage community partners benefit from the assistance of students who want to take an active role in their communities. Spring 2020 UAA FUSION week events are March 16-20, 2020 -- however, we may still offer ongoing opportunities to volunteer throughout the semester.

UAA FUSION Evaluation

 Want to be a part of FUSION? Check out the events taking place and register to volunteer with one of our partner organizations. Follow us on Facebook at "the Office of New Student Orientation" or on Twitter at "uaahowldays"!

For more information about the FUSION events, email or call (907) 786-1224.

Learn More...

  • Our Purpose
    To enrich the college experience for new UAA students by introducing them to philanthropy; to empower students and others to actively volunteer and contribute their time, talents and resources in civic participation to improve the city of Anchorage.
  • Our Model
    Build community partnerships; Identify service sites; Recruit student volunteers; Establish student leadership; Transport volunteers to and from service sites via Seawolf Shuttles; Acknowledge students and community partners at UAA FUSION Appreciation.
  • Our Motto
    It doesn't cost to care.
  • When is UAA FUSION?
    FUSION events take place at the start of each semester.  There is one FUSION date in both the fall and spring.
  • Who can volunteer?
    Students, staff, faculty at all levels are welcome to participate in UAA FUSION. For more information click on the Volunteer link to the left.
  • What impact does UAA FUSION have on the community?

    UAA FUSION promotes a deeper relationship between UAA and the surrounding Anchorage community. By participating in UAA FUSION you are saying "Thanks!" to wonderful community groups that provide important services to the area population.

    UAA FUSION is also beneficial in that it helps our new students connect with their new neighborhood.

Expectations of Volunteers

  • Your attendance at the event for which you registered is absolutely critical, so we expect you to attend once you have registered.
  • Dress Code & Coduct:
      • Dress comfortably, but clean and free of holes, rips, or inappropriate slogans.
      • Ask for instruction if you do not understand a task that has been assigned to you.
      • Be mindful of the language and behavior you exhibit. You are representing UAA.
      • Keep an attitude of excellence
      • Have fun!

Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another. - Erma Bombeck