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Arches National Park VOLbreak

The VOLbreaks program is excited to be sending a trip to Arches National Park over spring break! This trip will be focusing on national park restoration and preservation.

Trip Leaders: Mary Logan Yancey (cmw582@vols.utk.edu) and Grayson Garland (ggarlan2@vols.utk.edu)

Trip Dates: Saturday March 16th – Friday March 22nd, 2019.

Cost: TBD – this trip will cost between $800-$1000 due to airfare

Trip Description

This spring break join some fellow Vols in Arches National Park, Utah for a week of service and reflection. Your days will be spent performing projects to restore and maintain one of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. The nights will cap off your demanding days with reflection amongst your peers to explore the purpose, effects, and motives behind what you accomplished. Get out of your comfort zone! Showers will be rare and beds will be sleeping bags, but the experiences you will have and friendships you will build are more than worth it!

Applications for this experience are due by January 18th!

2019 Arches Spring VOLbreak Application

  • Thank you for your interest in our Arches National Park Spring VOLbreak trip. We are excited to be sending a trip to this unique destination, and we know it will be a meaningful experience for participants. This trip will travel to Moab, UT to work on various projects in Arches National Park during spring break. This trip will depart from the Knoxville airport on Saturday March 16th and return on Friday March 22nd. Please note the price of this spring break trip will cost between $800-1000 for airfare, lodging, meals, etc. The only costs that are not covered by the program fee are food in the airport and any items you want to purchase for yourself in Utah. Participants will be camping in the national park for the duration of this trip and access to showers will be limited. Applications are due January 18th 11:59pm. You can expect an email with a decision about your status on Monday January 28th by 5pm. If you have any questions, you can contact Natalie Frankel at nfrankel@vols.utk.edu.
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    I understand that all documents to this application are confidential and the property of the Center for Leadership & Service. I further understand that I will not have the opportunity to personally review or inspect any of these documents. However, in an effort to promote a valuable educational experience and to improve interviewing skills, feedback concerning reasons for selection or non-selection will be provided at the applicants’ request. This procedure is in compliance with the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. I wish to submit this application for a position in the Center for Leadership & Service. I am aware of the responsibilities of this position(s) for which I have applied as specified in the Position Description, and I fully intend to fulfill each one to the best of my ability if selected. I possess the minimum qualifications required for this position as specified on this form and all information provided herein is accurate. I understand that my initials below serve as an electronic signature which authorizes the Center for Leadership & Service to review my disciplinary file in the Office of Judicial Affairs and my academic transcript for verification of my grade point average. This is necessary for the purpose of screening applicants. The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap or veteran status in provision of educational opportunities or benefits. The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in the educational programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Public Law 92-318; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, respectively. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the University. Inquiries concerning the Title IX and Section 504 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action, 2110 Terrace Avenue, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3558 or call (865) 974-2498. Charges of violations of the above policy should also be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action.