Service & Civic Engagement
The Alternative Breaks program at ODU provides students with opportunities to spend their spring break or a long weekend providing service to others outside of our local community. Through this program, students are given a unique opportunity to travel and immerse themselves in a community to gain perspective on societal issues that would be difficult to replicate on campus. While completing short-term service projects students will be able to experience and reflect on issues such as poverty, the environment, homelessness, literacy, and animal rescue/rights. If you are interested in organizing or participating in an Alternative Break trip, please contact the Center for Service & Civic Engagement.
Alternative Break Council
Would you like to assist the Center for Service & Civic Engagement in selecting, organizing and recruiting for all Alternative Break trips at ODU? If so, then considering joining the Alternative Break Council. Members of the Council will also have the opportunity to attend trips free of charge by serving as Site Leaders. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Fall Break 2012
Thanks to everyone who attended the trips to Boston and Atlanta in 2012. Stay tuned for Fall 2013 trip announcements late in Spring.
Alternative Spring Break 2013
International: Antigua, Guatemala: March 9th-16th, Cost: $2000, Focus: Children/Poverty. Volunteers will volunteer for a week at various community projects and take part in cultural excursions. Deadline: Friday, December 7th (Deposit of $350 due with Application). Application coming soon! Print copies available in the CSCE (1063 Webb).
Details coming soon!
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