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Texas Tech Provides Local Community Service Volunteer Opportunities

Bailey Bales

November 9, 2017


Students, faculty and staff can volunteer for service opportunities in Lubbock.


The Texas Tech University Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) is now providing local Service Breaks for Red Raiders. Throughout the semester, students, faculty and staff can participate in service opportunities that help the Lubbock community.

CALUE is now offering local Service Breaks. Before, Service Breaks consisted of week-long service trips held during winter, spring and summer breaks in various communities in the U.S. and Costa Rica. Through local Service Breaks, students, faculty and staff who may have not been able to afford or make time for those trips can give back to the Lubbock community throughout the semester.

"We thought, as a program, we needed to provide more local service opportunities for not only our Service Break participants but also all Texas Tech students, faculty and staff," said Jacy Proctor, unit coordinator for CALUE. "We are excited to grow the CALUE Service Breaks program in different ways and support a community of service."

There are two more service opportunities left for the semester. Those interested may volunteer at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 14) or at the South Plains Food Bank from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 12. There are no requirements and no cost for local Service Breaks. All Texas Tech students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.

"We want to provide Red Raiders the opportunity to become active citizens, where giving back, volunteering and serving are part of their lives," Proctor said. "Joining in our CALUE local Service Breaks is a great way to start that journey and hopefully encourage them to participate in other CALUE programs."

To participate in the program, visit the CALUE website and fill out the form provided.

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