Published: August 21, 2006
University of Tampa students and
staff are gearing up for Into the Streets, Tampa’s premier collegiate volunteer
event, on Saturday, Aug. 26. The annual event is a collaboration between the
Student Activities Office, the John H. Sykes College of Business, and the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
All incoming freshmen and select
upper-class student leaders, along with faculty and staff, are invited to fill
volunteer positions throughout the Tampa Bay community. Last year, more than 300
had signed up, but the event was cancelled because of inclement
For Into the Streets, volunteers 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
This year’s agencies include Metropolitan Ministries,
Lowry Park Zoo, Children's Home Association, Seniors in Service, Keep
Hillsborough County Clean, America’s Second Harvest, Mayor’s Beautification
Project and others.
A kickoff meeting in UT’s Falk Theatre begins
activities at 8 a.m. Volunteers are dispersed aboard buses at 8:30 a.m. All
should be in place for their duties by 9 a.m., and will return to the UT campus
at 1 p.m.
Each volunteer site will have a faculty/staff member or
Orientation Team leader who will engage participants in a reflection activity or
discussion to enhance the day’s service learning experience.
additional information, call Casey Stevens, coordinator of Greek life, community
service and peer education, at (813) 253-6233.