Alternative Spring Break News

UT Students Use Spring Break for Volunteering, Learning across the Southeast

UT students will volunteer in five communities during next week’s spring break. This semester’s Alternative Break trips will round out the 188th trip in the program’s history. Seventy-seven students and staff members will depart campus Sunday, March 12, and return Saturday, March 18. The program is coordinated through UT’s Center for Leadership and Service. Student

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Ninety-Eight Students Travel to Seven Cities for Alternative Fall Break

Ninety-eight students will spend their fall break helping the impoverished, feeding the hungry, and assisting people with disabilities. Alternative Fall Break trips, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Service, help fulfill the center’s mission to educate and engage all students to lead and serve in the global community.

Vols Volunteer for Spring Break

More than 200 UT students arrive back on campus today having spent their spring breaks in the service of others. From New York to Costa Rica, Vols were volunteering on a range of projects from sustainable farming to tropical medicine. Check out some of the photos and Tweets our students shared from the work they did, and some of the fun they had along the way.

203 UT Students Prepare for 22 Service-filled Spring Break Trips

A team of students is heading to Trelawney, Jamaica, for the first international Alternative Spring Break trip in seven years. Since 1993, UT’s Alternative Break program has offered students the opportunity to spend their fall and spring breaks engaged in community service projects meant to increase their awareness of social issues and strengthen the communities served.

UT Students Mark Twenty Years of Spring Break Volunteering

It’s been twenty years since Volunteers began serving others during spring break. A team of students and supervisors is heading back to Miami this weekend—where it all began—as well as to Tallahassee, Florida, and Washington, DC, to continue the twenty-year tradition of Tennessee Volunteers volunteering during their spring break. Students from the colleges of law and nursing, and from the campus’s Habitat for Humanity chapter area also getting involved.