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Welcome to Alternative Spring Break!

Do you want to make a difference?  Have you ever wanted to become more involved in volunteering, but never did because you never felt like you had the time or the opportunity to?  Do you want to meet new people and develop new skills? 

Well, Alternative Spring Break is the organization you have been looking for!  We are a student volunteer organization that strives to make a difference on our week-long spring break.  This organization gives any Oakland University student the opportunity to volunteer in year-long community events, as well as a week long alcohol and drug-free volunteer trip out-of-state.


Spring Break Trips 2017

Thinkery, Any Baby Can, Austin Animal Shelter, and Starry in Austin Texas

All located in Austin Texas, these different organizations provide a wide range of things to help out with.  Anywhere from helping out at the animal shelter to helping with minor home repairs for struggling families, one of these organizations is sure to catch your attention! 

Nashville Rescue Mission

Each day in Nashville, hundreds of underprivileged people enjoy meals at the Campus Kitchen.  On this trip, in Nashville, Tennessee, you will be helping to prepare and serve meals to those in need as well as work in the warehouse to package and sort daily donations.

Victory Living

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Victory Living provides services and opportunities for those living with disabilities.  

Give Kids the World

Give Kids the World is a resort and theme park for terminally-ill children and their families.  On this trip, in Kissimmee, FL, volunteers will help with a variety of things, such as serving food to families in the Gingerbread House or operating rides, such as the Carousel or Lori's Magical Flight. All of the attractions at the park are helped run by volunteers.

ASB trips include volunteering, food, housing, transportation, reflections, and sight seeing opportunities.  ASB looks great on a resume and is an awesome way to network with people of different majors and races.  There are leadership opportunities for those interested in being an executive board member.  E-board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Site Leaders (main trip planners), Site Facilitators (help plan trip; are in charge of trip reflections and free day activities), Weekend Trip Coordinator, and Seasons of Service Director.


Portal Information


Alternative Spring Break is a non-profit, student initiative-led organization that works on various community service projects around the country. Numerous trips take place during the month of February (OU Spring Break). Spring Break 2015 will offer service opportunities in 4 different locations.



President's Name

Cassie Stoutenburg

President's Email

Must be ""

Vice President's Name

Virginia Fielhauer

Vice President's Email

Must be ""

Treasurer's Name

Melissa McDonald

Treasurer's Email

Must be ""

Secretary's Name

Amanda Goerge

Secretary's Email

Must be ""

Advisor's Name

Emily De Lano

Advisor's Title

Examples- Dean of______, Assistant Director of_______, Professor of_____

Coordinator of Leadership and Service Learning

Advisor's Email
Organization's email

If your organization has a specific email that you would like prospective members to use, please provide it here.

Meeting Time

If your organization has a specific time when you meet that you would like prospective members to know, please provide it here.

12:00 AM

Selection Process

If your organization has selective membership, please describe the selection process.

In order to join Alternative Spring Break on an overnight service trip, you must attend informational meetings. Applications will be available on grizzorgs at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Local volunteer projects are open to all OU students.

Facebook link

If your organization has a Facebook site that you would like prospective members to know, please provide it here.