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PEACE Volunteer Center

Committed to community and campus service, the PEACE Volunteer Center's mission is to increase volunteerism at UT through direct service and advocacy. PEACE staff organize and facilitate an average of 100 events per semester, including both on and off campus volunteer opportunities as well as Alternative Break trips. 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.

In addition to organizing events, the PEACE Volunteer Center records student, faculty and staff service hours. Students can request their hours at any point during the semester.

Get Involved with PEACE

Current students can browse and register for upcoming events sponsored by the PEACE Volunteer Center on the PEACE OrgSync portal. Students can login using their Spartans domain name and password.

While PEACE maintains an active schedule of service opportunities throughout the year, two annual events, Into the Streets (planned during orientation for first-year students) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, attract the largest number of volunteers each year. Hundreds of students, as well as faculty and staff, typically participate in each of these events. 

The Alternative Breaks Program allows participants to travel outside of the Tampa Bay area to serve others. Each trip focuses on a social issue including cultural preservation, animal rights, domestic violence, education and environmental protection. 

Pictured above: Ronni Mercier '15, Chanel Vanzant '15 and Kameron Kilpatrick ’15 help with coffee production in Santa Julia, Nicaragua, during an international alternative break trip. 

Contact Information

The PEACE Volunteer Center is located in Room 206 of the Vaughn Center.
 
For more information, please call (813) 253-6263 or email peace@ut.edu.
 
The mailing address is:
PEACE Volunteer Center
401 West Kennedy Blvd., Box P
Tampa, FL 33606

Student Coordinators

Daniel Holahan
Jennifer Sanchez
 

Advisor

Ian McGinnity