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A community service experience during the week of spring break. ASB participants spend the week serving nonprofit agencies and their clients and making a difference in the lives of others while experiencing the culture of the community they are serving. ASB provides students with an opportunity to gain personal growth through education, direct service and new experience, in order to facilitate change in our personal perspectives, relationships and environments, to create life-long links between students and service. The University of Memphis Alternative Spring Break Program is a drug and alcohol free program.
Service on Saturday
This monthly program, sponsored by Students Advocating Service (SAS), is designed to give students, staff and faculty a quick and easy way to volunteer in the community with no long-term commitment. The program usually offers about 6-12 different community service opportunities to choose from. Participants who sign-up in advance online, get their choice of these projects. Programs generally begin at 8:30 am with free breakfast and end around 12:00-1:00 pm with free lunch.
Burning to Serve? Apply to be a 2015 Site Leader for our Service on Saturdays here. (Application in pdf format).
Fall 2015 Service on Saturday Dates
September 19, 2015
October 24, 2015
November 21, 2015
Weekly Volunteer Opportunities
SAS organizes several weekly opportunities for students to volunteer in the Memphis community.
The SAS Tutoring Program offers University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities to tutor in the Memphis community. Days, times, and location for Fall 2015 will be available in late August.
Hunger & Homelessness
The SAS Hunger & Homelessness Program provides University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities to serve hunger and homelessness issues in the Memphis community. This committee also organizes the annual Hunger Banquet, a interactive simulation of global class systems and hunger issues. Days, times, and location for Fall 2015 will be available in late August.
The SAS Special Projects Program also provides University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities to be involved in community service. Each semester, SAS selects a different organization to serve and invites students each week to volunteer with that site. Days, times, and location for Fall 2015 will be available in late August.
The Habitat for Humanity University of Memphis Campus Chapter supports the local and international efforts Habitat for Humanity. Click the linked title above for more information.