Published: Nov. 8, 2019

Alternative Breaks sends teams of college students to engage in community-based service projects during spring break. These student-led volunteer trips focus on making a positive impact on environmental and social justice issues in various communities.

Here are five reasons to go all in and take an Alternative Break trip this spring.

Make a positive difference

There are a variety of trips covering issues on environmental conservation, food access, animal welfare and more. Spend your spring break supporting a cause you are passionate about.

Travel with a new perspective and purpose

Travel and share new experiences with fellow Buffs who want to make a difference. Trips for spring 2020 will visit places including Tennessee, Nevada and California.

Interested?
  • Attend an information session at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in UMC 458.
  • Fill out the participant interest form to be notified when applications open on Jan. 2, 2020.

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Learn about yourself

Stepping out of our comfort zone is key to personal growth. This is a great way to learn not only about issues affecting other communities but to learn more about yourself outside of the classroom.

Meet new people

Traveling with other CU students is a great way to make new friends and get to know them on a deeper level. Each student brings a unique perspective and insight to the group.

Add to your résumé

Volunteering gives your résumé the hands-on experience you need. You can gain valuable skills such as team building, communication and problem solving.