Volunteers Take to the Streets

Published: Aug 24, 2007

More than 300 faculty, staff and students from The University of Tampa will take to the streets of Tampa Bay to participate in various volunteer projects for the eighth annual Into the Streets program Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Participants will volunteer at local agencies including the Haven W. Poe Runaway Center, Bakas Horses for Handicapped Equestrian Center, Metropolitan Ministries and Kid’s City Children’s Museum. Below is a complete listing of participating locations:

  • Lowry Park Zoo
  • The Spring
  • Hope Children's Home
  • Seniors in Service
  • Kid's City
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful
  • Bakas Equestrian Center
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Hudson Manor
  • Mayor's Beautification Project
  • America's Second Harvest
A program in Falk Theatre will get things started at 8 a.m., and volunteers will be dispersed to area volunteer locations. Each volunteer site will have a faculty/staff member and orientation leader facilitating an activity or discussion at the conclusion of the service to add an element of reflection and education to the day’s event.

This program is offered as part of orientation week to emphasize the importance of community service early in the students’ college experiences. Faculty and staff participation additionally provides opportunities for first-year students to connect, form a sense of community and build lasting relationships.