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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 2014 Service on Saturday dates

April 12  8:30am  UC River Room

Sign up for April (click here)



 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. For the Spring 2014 semester, projects will serve Power Center Academy.

Power Center Academy each Tuesday
4:00-5:30pm (meet in the UC atrium at 3:20pm)

Sign-up for Tutoring Here!

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.

For Spring 2014 Hunger & Homelessness will offer students an opportunity to serve the Buckman Kids Cafe.

Buckman Kids Cafe each Wednesday 
4:30-6:30pm (meet in the UC atrium at 3:30pm)

Sign-up for Kids Cafe Here!

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. 

For Spring 2014 Special Projects will offer students an opportunity to serve Memphis Animal Services.

Memphis Animal Services each Thursday
4:30-6:30pm (meet in the UC atrium at 4:15pm)

Sign-up for Animal Shelter Here!

 

 

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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