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About VOLbreaks

The VOLbreaks Program hosts trips over fall, winter, spring and summer break, as well as local trips that stay in the Knoxville area.


Costs of VOLbreaks

The 2021-2022 baseline price per participant is $75 for fall local trips, $150 for fall traveling trips, $100 for Winter local, $250 for spring trips, and $75 for spring local immersion. The VOLbreaks program reserves the right to increase fees based on unforeseen trip expenses, but will make every effort to publicize this before accepting applications. 

VOLbreaks Need-Based Fee Waiver Application

VOLbreaks FAQs

Spring 2022 Local Immersion

In 2021-2022, VOLbreaks will host a spring weekend local immersion (April 29 – May 1, 2022).

Cost: $75 (includes transportation, educational and sight-seeing activities, meals, and a t-shirt)


Spring 2022 Weekend Immersion Description and Sign-Ups

See the trip offered below for a more detailed description and a link to sign up.

Introduction to Social Issues

Description: According to Human Rights Careers (2021), “Social justice means everyone’s human rights are respected and protected.” But currently that is not the case! Join us as we explore social justice issues as a whole and specific ones within the Knoxville community. During this weekend immersion, participants will get the chance to learn more about the active citizenship continuum, what college students can do to make change, and dive deeper to find their passion for the community. 

Trip Leaders: Rachael White & Keristen Layrock

Sign Up Here

VOLbreaks strives to be equitable and accessible in its programming. If accommodations are needed, please contact Maria Martinez, (865) 974-1039, to make arrangements.

Please feel free to contact Maria Martinez, VOLbreaks Coordinator at with any questions or concerns. We hope you will consider joining us for what we hope will be powerful and impactful experiences!

“This was an unforgettable experience! It helped reassure me that UT was a good fit. It now feels more like a home after the way serving together helped us develop friendships” – Participant