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Community Service & Service-Learning


The Trinity University Volunteer Action Community (TUVAC) is a university-sponsored student organization located in the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Success. The mission of TUVAC is to help connect volunteers to community service programs, to bridge the social gap between Trinity University and the greater San Antonio community, and to raise awareness of issues pertaining to social responsibility so that Trinity students may become better informed citizens of their university, community, and world.

TUVAC is comprised of 6 student leaders who are responsible for coordinating weekly volunteer projects in the San Antonio community. TUVAC recognizes transportation can be a barrier to volunteering in the community, so the organization provides free transportation for all students who sign up for a TUVAC-sponsored volunteer event.

Contact TUVAC (tuvac [at] and request to be added to the group’s newsletter or for more information on how to get involved. All TUVAC events can be found on the group’s GivePulse page.


Tiger Breaks 

Tiger Breaks is Trinity University’s alternative break program housed in the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Success. Components of this student-led program include direct service, reflection activities, alumni engagement, and cultural exploration. Tiger Breaks offers one fall break, one winter break, and three spring break trips:

  • Fall Break, October 11-13, 2019: San Antonio, TX (focus: racial justice)
  • Winter Break, December 13-17, 2019: Houston, TX (focus: LGBTQ advocacy)
  • Spring Break, March 7-14, 2020: El Paso, TX (focus: immigration)
  • Spring Break, March 7-14, 2020: New Orleans, LA (focus: environmental justice)
  • Spring Break, March 7-14, 2020: Oklahoma City, OK (focus: homelessness)