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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.

Fall VOLbreak: Thursday, September 30–Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Winter VOLbreak: Saturday, December 11-Sunday, December 19, 2021

Spring VOLbreak: Sunday, March 13–Saturday, March 10, 2022.

Summer VOLbreak: TBD

Local VOLbreaks: TBD


Costs of VOLbreaks

The 2021-2022 baseline price per participant is $150 for fall trips and $250 for spring trips. 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. Winter and Summer costs are TBD.

VOLbreaks Trip Descriptions

To keep the focus of the program on education and social justice rather than location, participants do not learn the location of their trip until they have committed to the trip and attended the first trip meeting. Previous destinations have included Asheville, North Carolina; Washington, DC; Charleston, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; Chicago, Illinois; and more.


Check back soon for updated trip descriptions!

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