An integral part of this program is our faculty/staff and graduate assistant learning partners (LPs). These members are not involved in planning the trip but serve in an advisory capacity throughout the duration of the trip. Learning partners aid the student trip leaders if any issues arise on the trip, and they get to fully experience an Alternative Break trip while volunteering alongside the students. More information about the LP role can be found in this VOLbreaks Learning Partner FAQs – 2023-2024 document. For those who are interested in serving as an LP for the VOLbreaks program, you should complete the online application listed below and submit the following form with your supervisor: VOLbreaks LP Permission to Attend 2023-2024.
Serving as a Learning Partner is a fantastic way to meet other UT students and staff while giving back to a new community. There is no trip cost associated with being a Learning Partner. Each trip consists of 12 student participants, 2 student trip leaders, and 1 Learning Partner.
Applications for Fall 2023 are open! Access the application with the link below. If you are interested in serving as a Learning Partner for Spring 2024, please come back to this page October 2023.
If you have questions, please email the Jones Center for Leadership & Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.Apply Here