PEACE Volunteer Center
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. Student volunteer coordinators organize on average 100 events each semester. 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 collaborates with hundreds of non-profit agencies on various volunteer projects. Volunteer projects take place almost every weekend, in which students travel to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, coastal clean-ups and elsewhere to donate their time. The PEACE Volunteer Center recorded 27,000 hours of community service donated by UT students, faculty and staff for the 2009-2010 academic year. About 70 percent of graduating seniors have participated in community service activities at UT.
Get Involved with PEACE
Current students can browse and register online for all upcoming events sponsored by the PEACE Volunteer Center on the Hire-UT
website. Students can register with their email@example.com
and Spartan ID number. Select "Calendar Search" from the drop-down menu and perform an Event Search for "PEACE OFFICE EVENT."
While PEACE maintains an active schedule of service opportunities throughout the year, two annual events – "Into the Streets" in August (incoming students only) 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 2010-2011 academic year, the program included 10 different service trips addressing issues of childhood disabilities, animal preservation, 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 HireUT
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 Coordinators
Emily Dorso '15
Chelsey Ptak '15