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March 2, 2015: Read Across America Day of Servicelogo

On March 2nd, the Center for Leadership and Service is partnering with Volunteer Knoxville to team up with schools in the community to commemorate Dr. Seuss's birthday by participating in the "Read Across America" Day of Service. Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books through service!

logoVolunteers will be placed in local schools, libraries and centers and assigned a one hour reading shift, based on mutual availability. Click here to sign up today! Registration is open to students, faculty and staff and will close on February 23. Participation is free and transportation can be provided if indicated in the registration form.


April 11, 2015: Sustainability Day of Servicelogo

Got a "Big Orange, Green Idea"? Want to "Make Orange Green"?

Join the Center for Leadership & Service, Freshman Council and UTK's Office of Sustainability for UT's second annual sustainability focused day of service on April 11, 2015. Click here to sign up today! Students will volunteer from 8:30 to noon with agencies that promote environmental awareness, sustainability, conservation and recycling. Service assignments will include gardening, removal of invasive species, litter cleanup, river cleanup, and more!

Check in will be at 8:30am on April 11 at the University Center. Transportation will be provided for participants. Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably, in close-toed shoes, and in clothing that can get a little dirty! It is also recommended to bring work gloves, but is not required.

PLEASE NOTE: As reflected on the registration forms, please remember that while these events are offered free of charge, failure to attend a day of service after registering will result in a $25 hold being placed on your student account to account for expenses incurred in your absence. This applies to all no-shows and cancellations. Click here to learn more about this policy.

Community Partners

To request volunteers for the Read Across America Day of Service click here. To request volunteers for the Sustainability Day of Service, click here. For more information, email


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