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Programs

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) - is 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 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 a.m. with free breakfast and end around 12:00-1:00 p.m. with free lunch.


Remaining Spring 2015 Service on Saturday dates

 

April 18--8:30am--UC Beale Room

 

Fall 2015 Dates

September 19
October 24
November 21

 

 Weekly Volunteer Opportunities -  SAS organizes several weekly opportunities for students to volunteer in the Memphis community. 

Tutoring

The SAS Tutoring Program offers University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities to tutor in the Memphis community.

Spring 2015 Tutoring details 

Power Center Academy
Tuesdays
Meet at 3:00pm in UC Atrium 
Tutor 3:30-4:30pm 
(will not meet March 10 or 17 due to UofM and SCS spring breaks)

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.

Spring 2015 Hunger & Homelessness details 
Dorothy Day House
Fridays
Meet at 2:00pm in UC Atrium
Volunteer 2:30-4:30pm

Special Projects

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. 

Spring 2015 Special Project details 

Memphis Botanic Garden
Thursdays
Meet at 1:00pm in the UC Atrium
Project 1:30-2:30pm

Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter 

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.

 

For more information about any of our Community Service Programs, call (901) 678-8679.




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