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, October 17–Sunday, October 20, 2019.
Winter VOLbreak: Friday December 13-Wednesday December 18, 2019
Spring VOLbreak: Sunday, March 15–Saturday, March 21, 2020.
Summer VOLbreak: TBD
Local VOLbreaks: TBD
Costs of VOLbreaks
The 2019-2020 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. Local trips cost $25 per person that covers all meals, housing, and transportation during the experience. Winter and Summer costs are TBD.
VOLbreaks Trip Descriptions
Below you will find access to service themes, trip leaders, and their contact information for the 2019-2020 VOLbreak trips. If you have questions regarding a specific trip, feel free to contact the leaders to learn more about their trip! There will be detailed trip descriptions available in August!
|Name||Trip Theme||Season||UTK Email|
|Charlsi Patterson||Immigrant and Refugee||Fallemail@example.com|
|Christina Cho||Immigrant and Refugee||Fallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Billium Blankenship||Wealth Distribution||Fallemail@example.com|
|Nia Myrthil||Wealth Distribution||Fallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Camryn Cupp||Public Health||Fallemail@example.com|
|Sydnie Toler||Public Health||Fallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alyssa Weakley||Food Insecurity||Fallemail@example.com|
|Kenzie Bastian||Food Insecurity||Fallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simphany Gillard||Disability Awareness||Fallemail@example.com|
|Caroline Parker||Disability Awareness||Fallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Madison Woods||LGBTQ+ Advocacy||Fallemail@example.com|
|Joseph Paschall||LGBTQ+ Advocacy||Fallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mattie Roediger||Affordable Housing||Fallemail@example.com|
|Sarah Kennedy||Affordable Housing||Fallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emily Watson||Animal Welfare||Springemail@example.com|
|Kaitlyn Knight||Animal Welfare||Springfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simeon Glover||Women’s Empowerment||Springemail@example.com|
|Maggie Monaghan||Women’s Empowerment||Springfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Liv Bell||Diversity and Inclusion||Springemail@example.com|
|Carmen Danley||Wealth Distribution||Springfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Viet Quach||Wealth Distribution||Springemail@example.com|
|Maria Urias*||Public Policy (Honors)||Springfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simon Jolly*||Public Policy (Honors)||Springemail@example.com|
To keep the focus of the program on service 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; Nashville; Chicago; and more.
“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