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.
“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