Published: Aug 16, 2005
University of Tampa students and staff are gearing up for Into the Streets,
Tampa’s premier collegiate volunteer event, on Saturday, Aug. 27. The annual
event is a collaboration between the Student Activities Office, the John H.
Sykes College of Business, and the College of Liberal Arts and
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. Last year, more than 300 volunteers
participated, and a similar number is expected this year.
For Into the
Streets, volunteers spend half a day performing essential community service
duties, with activities ranging from gardening and painting to construction and
working with the disabled.
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
This year’s agencies include Metropolitan Ministries, Lowry
Park Zoo, The Children's Museum of Tampa, Bakas Horses for Handicapped
equestrian center, Haven W. Poe Runaway Center, 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 Falk
Theater follows at 8 a.m. Volunteers are dispersed aboard buses at 8:30 a.m.,
and all should be in place for their duties by 9 a.m., and return to the UT
campus at 1 p.m.
Each volunteer site will have a faculty/staff member or
Orientation Team leader who will engage participants in a reflection activity or
discussion to enhance the day’s service learning experience.
additional information, contact Casey Stevens, coordinator of Greek life,
community service and peer education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (813) 253-3333, x 3363.