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Welcome to Alternative 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? 

Alternative Break is the organization you have been looking for!  We are a student volunteer organization that strives to make a difference on our spring break, winter break, summer break, and weekend service trips.  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 2019

  • Animal Welfare
  • Children w/illness
  • Environmental Protection
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • Women's Empowerment & Homeless Wellness
  • Youth and Education

Learn more about ASB 2018-2019 trips? ASB INFO SESSIONS will be held... 
-September 26th: Lake Erie, Oakland Center @ 1:00pm 
-October 2nd: Office For Student Involvement room 49, Oakland Center (OC) @ Noon

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), Marketing Coordinator and Weekend Trip Coordinator.


Portal Information


Alternative Breaks is a non-profit, student initiative-led organization that works on various community service projects around the country. Numerous trips take place during the Fall, Winter, and Summer semesters. Spring Break 2019 will offer service opportunities in 7 different locations.

Want to learn more about ASB 2018-2019 trips? Contact the Office for Student Involvement at 248-270-4334 for more information.



President's Name

Brittany Kleinschmidt

President's Email

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Vice President's Name

Sarah Deo

Vice President's Email

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Treasurer's Name

Alexis Fregoli

Treasurer's Email

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Secretary's Name

Clair-Marie Gray

Secretary's Email

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Advisor's Name

Jeremy Heinlein

Advisor's Title

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Coordinator of Leadership and Service Programs

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Organization's email

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Meeting Time

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12:00 AM

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Selection Process

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In order to join Alternative Breaks on an overnight service trip, you must attend informational meetings. Applications will be available on grizzorgs starting October 5th. Local volunteer projects are open to all OU students.

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