Volunteer Opportunities Abound for Students

ASB & Office of Volunteerism

UT Dallas offers a variety of programs that enable students to experience valuable lessons outside of the classroom and beyond the campus. Specifically, the Office of Student Volunteerism (OSV) arranges events throughout the semester that allow students to give back to their community. Examples include providing homework help to the Boys & Girls Club, meeting young patients at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and volunteering at a retirement community to help residents with questions about their cellphones and tablets. On campus, students may participate in donation drives. Specifically, OSV and the Comet Cupboard will provide on-campus volunteer opportunities during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, scheduled for Nov. 17-21. Students may also get involved with environmental programs through the UT Dallas Community Garden Program and Earth Week. OSV’s online events section includes a current list of volunteer opportunities.

While OSV provides events during the semester, your student may also choose to participate in one of its weeklong immersion programs during spring break. Through the Alternative Spring Break program, students devote their spring break to community service, learn about current social issues and develop their leadership skills.

Alternative Spring Break will be March 15-21, and registration will open Dec. 3. Fees vary per trip—from $75 to $450. For more information, contact the Office of Student Volunteerism at [email protected].

 

Return to Comet Families – October 2014