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.
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.
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.