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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The Dollywood Foundation is looking for bilingual interpreters to volunteer during check distribution for victims of the Gatlinburg-area wildfires on Monday, February 27, and Tuesday, February 28.
“One of the simplest and most realistic ways to pay forward Martin Luther King’s legacy of love, courage, and service is to serve your clubs, fraternities, sororities, organizations, and university as selflessly as possible,” says Kiah Albritton.
The university is closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Several events honoring the achievements of the late civil rights leader will be happening around campus.
The Center for Leadership and Service is dedicating September’s “Do What You Can” monthly service series to 9/11 Remembrance Day with a focus on helping the people of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The application period for the Leadership Studies minor is open through September 25.
To commemorate Emancipation Day and honor the slavery-era men and women buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, the College of Architecture and Design and the Knoxville ReAnimation Coalition will co-host an Illumination Tribute at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 12.
UT’s Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Student Government Association’s Environmental and Sustainability Committee, is raising awareness about consumption habits by hosting its first Campus Bagless Day on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.
Eleven students and three staff members will spend six days over spring break exploring issues of international social justice and human trafficking in Prague, Czech Republic. The Center for Leadership and Service has partnered with campus ministries UTK Cru and Collegiate Abbey to provide this unique collaborative service immersion experience.
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.