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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 in Winter 2014

 

Chicago

-Children's Home + Aid

-Working with underprivileged children at a shelter

-Work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with a free day on Wednesday

-Free to explore the city on Friday

-http://www.childrenshomeandaid.org/

-$350

 

Chicago

-Chicago House and Vital Bridges

-Working with people who have HIV/AIDS

-Interacting with children and adults

-Chance to explore the city

-http://www.chicagohouse.org/

-http://www.heartlandalliance.org/vital/

-$350 per person

 

Grantville, PA

-Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association

-Working with children who have disabilities

-Able to help children ride horses

-Run completely by volunteers

-Over 100 riders in lessons every week

-http://www.catra.net/

-$250 per person

Smyrna, GA

-Books for Africa

-Located less than 30 minutes from Atlanta

-Working in a warehouse to process, sort, and ship books for children and adults in Africa

-Most African children who attend school have never owned a book

-From 2010-2011 alone, Books for Africa shipped 1.9 million books to 21 countries

-http://www.booksforafrica.org/volunteer/georgia.html

-$350 per person