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 Fall 2013 Service on Saturday date
Spring 2014 Service on Saturday dates
Weekly Volunteer Opportunities - SAS organizes several weekly opportunities for students to volunteer in the Memphis
The SAS Tutoring Program offers University of Memphis volunteers with weekly opportunities
to tutor in the Memphis community. For the Fall 2013 semester, projects will serve
Power Center Academy.
Power Center Academy each Tuesday (beginning September 17)
4:00-5:00pm (meet in the UC atrium at 3:30pm)
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 site(s) for the Fall 2013 semester
will be posted soon.
For Fall 2013 Hunger & Homelessness will offer students an opportunity to serve the
Buckman Kids Cafe.
Buckman Kids Cafe each Wednesday (beginning October 2)
4:30-6:00pm (meet in the UC atrium at 3:30pm)
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
For Fall 2013 Special Projects will offer students an opportunity to serve the Memphis
Memphis Animal Shelter each Thursday (beginning September 19)
4:30-6:00pm (meet in the UC atrium at 4:00pm)
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
For more information about any of our Community Service Programs, call (901) 678-8679.