TUVAC Mission


TUVAC is a University Sponsored Organization dedicated to helping connect volunteers with community partners and community service programs and opportunities. We aim to enhance students' social responsibility by promoting values of equity, diversity, and inclusion through community service. One of our main goals is to bridge the gap between the Trinity community and the greater San Antonio community so that Trinity students can become better informed citizens of their university, community, and the world.

How can you get involved with TUVAC? Visit the group’s GivePulse page to find out more information.

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About Us

TUVAC is comprised of 6 student leaders and 2 faculty members who are dedicated to organizing weekly volunteer events for the Trinity Community. Learn more about how you can get involved with TUVAC, the leadership positions available, and descriptions of what each member of the executive team is responsible for and how they contribute to the greater mission of TUVAC!  

TUVAC provides free transportation for all students who sign up for a TUVAC-sponsored volunteer event.

Meet the Team 



Elsie Duran '21

Executive Coordinator

My name is Mary Elsie Duran, but I go by Elsie Duran. I am from Managua, Nicaragua and am majoring in Psychology on the pre-med track! For fun, I like to play soccer and tennis with friends. I joined TUVAC because I believe that through community service we can help the less fortunate in our community flourish and give them the tools to a brighter future!

Diego Carrizales taking a dog for a walk at a TUVAC event

Diego Carrizales '21

Logistics Coordinator

Diego is planning to major in Neuroscience and is set on a pre-medical track. He is from San Antonio, TX and is currently involved in the American Medical Student Association and is president of the recently formed Racquetball and Squash Club. For fun, Diego likes to play racquetball, hike, and read. He is currently the logistics coordinator for TUVAC.


Tara Kyaw '22

Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator

Hi. My name is Tara Kyaw and I am from Austin, TX and plan on majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish and Education. In addition to TUVAC, I am also involved in Chamber Singers and peer tutoring for Intro to Psych and FYE: Science Fiction. During my free time, I love to explore new places and hang out with friends. Currently, I am the marketing coordinator for TUVAC and aid in connecting the Trinity community with volunteer opportunities TUVAC has to offer through our weekly newsletter and social media sites.


Siddhant Shetty '21

Volunteer Coordinator

Siddhant is majoring in Neuroscience and is set on a pre-medical/dental path that amalgamates both the humanities and the pure sciences. He is from Austin, TX and is currently involved in the Global Health Initiative, Student Ambassadors, and the swimming club on campus. For fun, he loves to hang out with his friends and play soccer! He is currently the health and wellness coordinator for TUVAC so some of his most popular events include San Antonio State hospital and Haven for hope, especially with pre-med students. 


Brynne Stevens '22

Volunteer Coordinator

Hi! My name is Brynne Stevens, and I’m from Denver, Colorado. I’m currently majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology; I hope to go on to receive my Au.D to practice audiology! Outside of TUVAC, I am involved in music (saxophone), KRTU radio hosting, peer tutoring, and Reformed University Fellowship. I also love to spend time with friends and family, cook and do outdoor activities. As the Volunteer Coordinator for Youth and Education, my favorite events include spending time with kids at the Children’s Shelter and babies at Healy Murphy Early Childhood Development Center.


Julia Kiley '21

Volunteer Coordinator

Julia is majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science and is set on a pre-law path. She is from Norwood, MA and is currently involved in Trinity Choir, Pre-law society as the LSAT coordinator, Eco-allies, and Sustainability Hall on campus. For fun, she loves to hang out with her friends and run! She is currently the environmental coordinator for TUVAC and some of her most popular events include San Antonio Pets Alive and Roots of Change Community Garden.

 
 

 

Join Us

Applications for Site Leaders will be made available based on the organization’s need. Interviews will be conducted by the Executive Coordinator and the Volunteer Coordinators.

Applications for positions on the Executive Board will be made available in late October of each year, if applicable. An interview process will occur in November, with decisions being made before December. Previous Executive Board members will be a part of making hiring decisions for the upcoming calendar year.

TUVAC Positions


Executive Coordinator
  • Serve as chief officer of TUVAC
  • Represent TUVAC at university events
  • Field volunteer requests from external bodies
  • Collaborate with the Public Ally to plan and execute special projects and awareness campaigns
  • Ensure program coherence and accountability
Executive Coordinator
  • Serve as chief officer of TUVAC
  • Represent TUVAC at university events
  • Field volunteer requests from external bodies
  • Collaborate with the Public Ally to plan and execute special projects and awareness campaigns
  • Ensure program coherence and accountability
Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator
  • Raise campus awareness of upcoming opportunities
  • Develop a marketing plan for the year
  • Update TUVAC calendar with upcoming service opportunities
  • Craft and send out a bi-weekly TUVAC newsletter
Logistics Coordinator
  • Manage the TUVAC budget
  • Carry out logistics for TUVAC-sponsored events
Volunteer Coordinators (3)
  • Establish and maintain relationships with two community partners
  • Plan, organize and execute two volunteer events with each community partner per month
  • Represent your cluster to the larger TUVAC staff and community
Site Leaders
  • Work with volunteer coordinators to lead and execute volunteer events
  • Serve with a community partner at least once a month
     


      Contact Us


      Center for Experiential Learning & Career Success (2nd floor of Student Involvement Center located across from Coates Student Center). 

       
      Don't forget to check out our upcoming events section and social media for more information on how you can give back to your community!  Events Schedule