Seventy students, along with a handful of faculty and staff members, will spend their spring break engaged in collaborative community service with organizations in five communities across the Southeastern U.S.
Alternative Spring Break News
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.
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.
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.
Forty-six students from UT Knoxville will leave Sunday, March 13, for the annual Alternative Spring Break trip, an opportunity for students to serving others during their time off from college. Vans will depart to take teams of students, graduate assistants and staff members to Alternative Spring Break locations: Biloxi, Miss., and Chicago, Ill. The volunteers will return on Saturday, March 19.