Incoming UT freshmen will rally at 15 local community service agencies for
the fifth annual Into the Streets, Tampa’s premier collegiate volunteer
event, on Saturday, Aug. 28.
All incoming freshmen and select upper-class student leaders, along with
faculty and staff, were invited to fill volunteer positions throughout the Tampa
Bay community. It is anticipated that 450 students, faculty and staff members
will participate. Last year, 380 volunteers participated. Volunteers will spend
half a day performing essential community service duties, with activities
ranging from gardening and painting to construction and working with the
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 their community.
This year’s agencies include Metropolitan Ministries, Lowry Park Zoo, The
Children's Museum of Tampa, Gorrie Elementary School, Hillsborough County
Children’s Services, the Museum of Science and Industry and many more.
Participants first meet for breakfast in the Vaughn Center’s Ultimate Dining
Café at 7:30 a.m. A kickoff meeting in UT’s Faulk Theater follows at
8:15. Volunteers are dispersed aboard buses at 8:30, and all should be in place
for their duties by 9 a.m., and return to the UT campus at 1 p.m.
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