A campus community cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, when Earth Day is celebrated globally. UT’s Knoxville and agricultural campuses and the Fort Sanders neighborhood will get a spa treatment from the Campus Beautification Committee, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Team VOLS, Rec Sports, and the Office of Sustainability.
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Harnessing the volunteer spirit, several groups of students from around campus are forgoing a week of R&R and rolling up their sleeves to help others in Knoxville, across the country, and even abroad.
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.
While many UT Knoxville students are heading home for fall break, about 50 students are on their way to help others. TeamVOLS students are on their way to Danville, Ky, and Nashville to serve others for the group’s annual Alternative Fall Break.
UT Knoxville’s TeamVOLS group is gathering necessities such as bottled water, canned food items, toiletries and linens to help the many Tennesseans affected by the devastating floods in Nashville and its surrounding areas. Items may be brought to the TeamVOLS office, University Center room 315A, by noon Monday, May 10.
As most college students prepare to hit the beach or travel to a relaxing destination for spring break, several groups of UT Knoxville students will spend their days off doing volunteer work in communities across the country. Forty-eight students will head out Saturday morning, March 6, for the TeamVOLS annual Alternative Spring Break.
More than 150 UT Knoxville students will pitch in around the community to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Saturday, Jan. 23, with the campus’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Approximately 75 students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will head out tomorrow for the annual Alternative Fall Break, an opportunity for students to give up their two class-free days and serve others in a different community.