Volunteer & Service Learning Center Spring 2012

UT Spring Volunteer Fair, February 8, 2012
New year, new volunteer opportunities! Come check out Austin area agencies recruiting UT volunteers on Greg Plaza on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 9:45am-2:45pm.


Presidential Service Award
Do you complete ongoing service in your community? You may meet the requirements to receive the Presidential Service Award. To qualify, volunteers simply submit a record of their service hours to our office, the UT Volunteer and Service Learning Center, to certify the hours.  We invite you to apply if you meet the eligibility requirements outlined on the website www.presidentialserviceawards.gov,  or email bere@utexas.edu. Contact us if you would also like to get started beginning service activities and applying for the award!

UT Service Scholars
UT Service Scholars have the opportunity to attend seminars that focus on molding students into the future leaders of the community. Seminars are held bi-weekly and feature speakers from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and leaders from the Austin Community. In addition, each  UT Service scholar completes 100 hours of volunteer work for each year they are in the program. This dedication to service allows students to network in the community and obtain real-world leadership experience. There will be 2 info sessions held  in room 4.212 of the SSB from 3:00-3:30 and from 4:00-4:30 on January 18th and 19th. Applications are due January 25th, please email Hali Hoyt (hhoyt@austin.utexas.edu) for an application.


Project 2012, February 25, 2012
The Project is The University of Texas at Austin’s largest day of service, and we can’t wait for over 2000 students, faculty, and staff to meet and work with the residents of Dove Springs on February 25th!  We need our volunteers to continue signing up! Register  today: http://utproject.org/event-info/registration/


VSLC Service Grants
The Volunteer and Service Learning Center (VSLC) is excited to announce the creation of a new service council at The University of Texas at Austin. The Student Volunteer Council is currently recruiting registered student organizations involved in community service to join the council. In addition to providing service organizations the opportunities to collaborate and network, the Student Service Council will also offer Spring 2012 VSLC Service Grants for registered student organizations to host service events. Selected organizations for the Council and grant awardees will be recognized on April 5, 2012.

For those registered student organizations interested in applying for the VSLC Service Grants, applications are available in the VSLC located on the fourth floor of the SSB or via email. Deadline to apply if January 27, 2012. For more information on the Student Volunteer Council and the VSLC Service Grants application, please contact Juan Castillo at j.castillo@austin.utexas.edu.


Save the Date: Tower Awards, May 2, 2012
Know a wonderful volunteer, volunteer organization, faculty/staff who you would like to recognize for their commitment to service and their community?  Nominations will open February 1, 2012 for individuals and organizations to be recognized during the annual UT Tower Awards. Visit the UT Volunteer and Service Learning Center website, www.vslc.org. Updates to follow!

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