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About VOLbreaks

As we consider the changes and challenges that COVID-19 brings, we have reimagined our VOLbreaks experiences for the spring semester. The future of this pandemic is uncertain and ever changing, therefore we are hosting virtual/local experiences and encouraging participants to think about active citizenship within a local lens.


Why East Tennessee? It’s our own backyard. We go to school here. We play here. We are influenced by and have the potential to influence what happens here. Each of our stories has become heavily woven into the fabric of East Tennessee. We all have a stake in what becomes of it.



Please revisit our website in January 2021 for more trip details, updated descriptions, and sign-ups!




Spring 2021 VOLbreaks Weekend Immersion Dates:

Weekend 1: March 19-21

Weekend 2: April 2-4

Weekend 3: April 9-11




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