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VOLBreaks Depart on Alternative Spring Break Trips

The Jones Center for Leadership & Service (JCLS) is hosting nine alternative spring break trips this year, with eight groups accompanied by Student Life staff serving as Learning Partners.

The University of Tennessee has held VOLBreaks for students since 1993. During these trips, students travel in groups to communities where they collaborate with local service agencies to meet specific community needs. Each trip is centered around a service theme that helps students gain a well-rounded perspective of a specific social issue.

Follow the Jones Center for Leadership on Instagram during Spring Break to keep up with the service of these eight amazing groups:

National Park Restoration, Arches National Park
Jacquelyn Ledford (Jones Center for Leadership and Service)

LGBTQ+ Advocacy, Atlanta, GA
Jordan Smith-Porter (Center for Student Engagement)

Refugee Outreach, Jacksonville, FL
Chris Mendoza (Office of Multicultural Student Life)

Environmental Sustainability, Naples, FL
Melissa Goldberg (Office of the Vice Chancellor)

Wealth & Power, New Orleans, LA
Claire Chernowsky (University Housing)

Women’s Empowerment, Washington, DC
Sara Gissel (Jones Center for Leadership and Service)

Wealth Distribution, Chicago, IL
Aaron Dixon (Center for Student Engagement)

Youth Development, Charleston, SC
Michèle Dorsainvil (Center for Health Education & Wellness)

Interesting in becoming a Learning Partner? Check out this FAQ from JCLS with more info.