Committed to community and campus service, the PEACE (People Exploring Active Community Experiences) Volunteer Center's mission is to increase volunteerism at UT through direct service and advocacy. Volunteer coordinators organize and facilitate an average of 100 events per semester, including both on and off campus volunteer opportunities as well as Alternative Breaks. These events connect UT students, faculty and staff with numerous service organizations in the Tampa Bay area and provide students with opportunities for service-learning through projects that benefit the campus and the community.
PEACE volunteers collaborate with hundreds of nonprofit agencies nearly every weekend at soup kitchens, homeless shelters, coastal clean-ups and elsewhere to donate their time. In addition to organizing events, the PEACE Volunteer Center records student, faculty and staff hours, logging over 20,000 hours of community service in the 2012-2013 academic year. Students can request their hours at any point during the semester. Please allow five business days from the date of event for hours to be logged.
Get Involved with PEACE
Current students can browse and register online for all upcoming events sponsored by the PEACE Volunteer Center on the PEACE Volunteer Center's OrgSync page. Students can login using their existing Spartans domain name and password. By searching "PEACE" in the search bar at the top of the page you will be directed to the PEACE Volunteer Center's page. Students may use the events and calendar tabs to keep up to date on all of the PEACE Volunteer Center's events.
While PEACE maintains an active schedule of service opportunities throughout the year, two annual events – Into the Streets in August (incoming students) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
in January – attract the largest number of volunteers each year. Hundreds of students, as well as faculty and staff, typically participate in each of these events. Register online
for either of these events.
The Alternative Breaks Program
is another popular service opportunity developed by the PEACE Volunteer Center. Participants travel outside of the Tampa Bay area to serve those in need. During the 2012-2013 academic year the program included eight different service trips that were available for all students to apply. The programs addressed issues of cultural preservation, animal rights, victims of domestic violence, education and environmental protection. The trips take place during weekends, winter break, spring break and the summer.
Look out for opportunities to volunteer with PEACE during the upcoming semester at annual events such as Invisible Children Legacy Tour, Fair Trade Festival and Sleep Out for the Homeless. Please check OrgSync for all PEACE events.
For more information, please contact the PEACE Volunteer Center, Vaughn Center, Room 206 at (813) 253-6263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
.Send mail to:
PEACE Volunteer Center
401 West Kennedy Blvd., Box P
Tampa, FL 33606
PEACE Student Coordinator
Rebekah Vigil '16