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The University of Tennessee has held VOLbreaks community service trips for students since 1993.  VOLbreaks are trips, typically held over fall, winter, and spring breaks, where students engage with various social issues through service and education. All trips are student-planned and led. By participating in a VOLbreaks trip, students will develop empathy, examine their assumptions, explore social problems and their root causes, and strive to become active citizens in their own communities.



2021 Spring VOLbreaks Information

We are excited to share that we will be hosting 6 Spring VOLbreak Immersion Weekends!  VOLbreaks Immersion Weekend Participants will serve and learn alongside local non-profits, and reflect on their ability to impact East Tennessee’s past, present and future.

Students will have the opportunity to select and sign up for either a virtual or an in-person trip that adheres to COVID-19 precautions as delineated by the university and our local health department. 

Read More about Spring 2021 Weekend Immersions





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“One of my goals has always been to leave our UT community better than I found it. Going on a VOLbreak has not only allowed me to make connections with awesome students/faculty on campus, but has also expanded my perspective to leave the global community better than I found it.” — VOLbreak Participant