What is Designated Dawgs?

Designated Dawgs is a 501 3(c) nonprofit organization staffed by student volunteers that provides safe, free, nonjudgemental rides home to students and individuals in Athens.

Designated Dawgs is a registered student organization at the University of Georgia through the Center for Student Organizations (CSO).  Designated Dawgs is also sponsored by Volunteer UGA.  Volunteer UGA is an umbrella organization with a governing executive board.  Volunteer UGA develops opportunities for the various service based student organizations to collaborate and embrace the spirit of volunteering and civic engagement.


The mission of Designated Dawgs is to make the University of Georgia and Athens community a safer place by providing safe, free, nonjudgmental rides home.

To volunteer, simply sign up on our online spreadsheet.  You can sign up and volunteer any night we run during the semester.

Over the past 16 years, Designated Dawgs has provided over 85,000 safe rides home.



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