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UTSA Volunteer Opportunities Fair is Jan. 26 at University Center, Main Campus

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(Jan. 24, 2011)--The spring Volunteer Opportunities Fair is a great time to find ways to get involved with community service and volunteerism on and off campus. The event will be 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26 in the University Center first-floor corridor on the Main Campus.

Agencies and organizations represented at the information fair will include Camp CAMP, Habitat for Humanity, Guide Dogs of Texas, Goodwill, Humane Society, SAMMinistries, SHADES (Sexual Health, Alcohol and Drug Education for Students) and VOICES (Volunteer Organization Involving Community, Education and Service), among many others.

Door prizes will be given throughout the event. Whether you are looking for a one-time service event, an ongoing opportunity or projects for large groups, there will be something for you at the volunteer fair.

Additionally, applications are being accepted for three Alternative Spring Break trips hosted by VOICES and the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center:

  • Operation Dallas, March 13-18: a variety of projects including volunteering at an equestrian therapeutic ranch, spending a day with elderly people at the Arboretum and more, $125
  • Habitat for Humanity, Houston Bay Area, March 13-18: Building homes each day while enjoying the Kemah Boardwalk and other Bay areas in the evenings, $125
  • Project San Antonio, March 14-18 (daytime only): a different project each day including Habitat for Humanity, Boysville and more, four days of projects followed by a Friday of fun in town, $20

Visit the Alternative Spring Break website for trip details, eligibility information and an application.

For more information about the volunteer fair, Alternative Spring Break and service opportunities, visit the ICE website, e-mail engaged@utsa.edu, call 210-458-4770 or stop by the UTSA Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, University Center Room 2.01.04, Main Campus.

 

 

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Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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