Published: October 10, 2007
More than 80 University of Tampa students are expected to take part this
Saturday in the second annual “Day of Service,” a volunteer community
service event organized by the University’s Black Student Union (BSU).
event, which is cosponsored by UT’s People Exploring Active Community
Experiences (P.E.A.C.E.), is open to all university students and student
“It’s just an opportunity for students to
broaden their horizons,” said Greg Darby, staff advisor to BSU. “We’re
expecting roughly the same turnout as last year. A lot of people show up
at the last minute.”
Volunteers will meet up in the Vaughn
Center lobby at 8:45 a.m. for registration and a light breakfast before
disbursing to eight different volunteer locations and agencies in the
Participating locations include Hope Children’s
Home, where volunteers will assist with a gardening project. Pond
restoration and environmental cleanup projects are also scheduled to
take place in cooperation with Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful and
Mayor’s Beautification Program.
Various other volunteer projects
will take place with Ronald McDonald House, the First United Methodist
Church, Seniors in Service, Hudson Manor Assisted Living Facility and
“This project is one of the biggest fall projects of
the Black Student Union,” said BSU Vice President ShehilaRae Stephens.
“This is a day to give back to those who need it as well as to have
BSU started the event last year in order to help keep the
spirit of volunteerism going at UT following August’s “Into the Streets”
– UT’s largest annual volunteer event, Darby said.
Participating students are expected to provide their own transportation to the service project locations.
For more information, e-mail the Black Student Union at