Alternative Spring Break
Travel, Learn and Serve During Your Spring Break
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a highly immersive week of service projects, leadership-building and relationship-building. It gives college students the chance to make an impact on communities around the U.S. and learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing the country.
Break A Difference (B.A.D) is committed to the continual development of meaningful volunteer experiences and supporting our community partners in the work they do year round. Working with community partners such as United Way, Boys & Girls Clubs, and other local non-profits B.A.D strives to create sustainable impact. We are committed to creating a safe space for self-exploration, team building and leadership development. Our special programming provides significant reflective opportunities that cultivate memorable experiences for each individual volunteer.
For more than seven years, United Way has provided students with an opportunity to give back during their spring break. Through unique collaborations between United Way and partners like Deloitte, MTV and Participant Media, hundreds of students were able to volunteer through life-changing United Way Alternative Spring Breaks in 2013. Since its inception, over 2,500 students have traded in their swim suits for tool belts and participated in Alternative Spring Break in dozens of communities across the country, contributing more than 77,000 hours of volunteer service.
For more information, visit: United Way ASB
Who can participate:
Responsible young adults age 18 or older can take part. You can sign up on your own or with a group of friends.
ASB trips range from $275 - $450 and other cities may vary. Click on each location for more details.
Note: transportation to/from the ASB location is not included.
The cost includes the following:
◦3 meals per day
◦Local transportation to/from service sites
◦Local transportation to/from local transportation hubs during arrival & departure
◦Team building & reflection activities
◦Excursions to nearby attractions
What types of service projects might I do?
Each ASB focuses on some of the issues most relevant to that community. Service projects range from building houses and maintaining shelters to promoting positive youth development and cultivating gardens.