Student Volunteers Set to Go Into The Streets

Published: Aug 23, 2004

 Incoming UT freshmen will rally at 15 local community service agencies for the fifth annual Into the Streets, Tampa’s premier collegiate volunteer event, on Saturday, Aug. 28.

 

All incoming freshmen and select upper-class student leaders, along with faculty and staff, were invited to fill volunteer positions throughout the Tampa Bay community. It is anticipated that 450 students, faculty and staff members will participate. Last year, 380 volunteers participated. Volunteers will spend half a day performing essential community service duties, with activities ranging from gardening and painting to construction and working with the disabled.

 

Held annually on the last Saturday before the fall semester begins, the program is designed to involve incoming freshmen in volunteer community service from the start of their collegiate experience, helping them to realize the importance of giving back to their community.

 

This year’s agencies include Metropolitan Ministries, Lowry Park Zoo, The Children's Museum of Tampa, Gorrie Elementary School, Hillsborough County Children’s Services, the Museum of Science and Industry and many more.

 

Participants first meet for breakfast in the Vaughn Center’s Ultimate Dining Café at 7:30 a.m. A kickoff meeting in UT’s Faulk Theater follows at 8:15.  Volunteers are dispersed aboard buses at 8:30, and all should be in place for their duties by 9 a.m., and return to the UT campus at 1 p.m.

 

For more information, contact the Office of Public Information at publicinfo@ut.edu.