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Alternative Spring Break Participant Application 2016-2017

Thank you for your interest in Alternative Spring Breaks! 

We are excited to offer four trips addressing different critical social issues. Following application will provide a brief description of all our trips and will give you basic logistical information for our pre-trip meetings. We will also be hosting Orientation sessions to further inform applicants about the different trips we offer.

The Trips:

Food Access and Sustainability - Seattle, WA

  • March 12th - 18th
  • Student Cost approximately $400
  • Description of activities/accessibility information 
    • Physical Requirements: Ability to navigate at least 4-6 hours of work every day. Traveling to and from public transportation sites. Travel on paved and unpaved surfaces, carrying equipment for up to one mile. Ability to lift 10-30 pounds, stoop and bend for up to an hour at a time. Work outdoors in a variety of weather including heat, cold, rain, snow, and sun. 
    • Possible Activities: Build and repair walkways, garden maintenance, sorting food pantry stock, office work, cleaning and maintenance in doors, help with river clean up and restoration, plant trees, remove invasive plant species. 

Note: in the past, hostel lodging has not been wheel chair accessible, and did not have an elevator. We are working to find the most accessible lodging possible. 

Note: meals have been readily available for most dietary needs.

Immigration in the United States - San Diego, CA

  • March 12th - 18th
  • Student Cost approximately $400
  • Description of activities/accessibility information
    • Physical Requirements:Ability to navigate at least 20-30 minutes a day on paved and unpaved trails, lift 10-30 pounds, stoop and bend for up to an hour at a time, work outside in the sun, ride long distances in vehicles, travel long distances without vehicles.
    • Possible Activities: Perform water drops, park maintenance, distribute aid packages, office work, cleaning, etc.

Facing Homelessness - San Francisco, CA

  • March 12th - 18th
  • Student Cost approximately $400
  • Description of activities/accessibility information
    • Physical Requirements: Ability to navigate between two and five miles per day on paved and unpaved hills, work inside and outside, in various weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, and sun. Work six to seven hours per day, stooping and bending up to an hour at a time.
    • Serve and/or prepare meals, organize donations, general cleaning, picking up trash, interacting with clients, etc.

Animal Rights - Kanab, UT

  • March 12th - 18th
  • Student Cost approximately $200
  • Description of activities/accessibility information
    • Physical Requirements: Ability to navigate two to five miles per day on paved and unpaved walkways, work outside in various types of terrain that may be uneven (rock, dirt, gravel, grass, pavement, sidewalks, etc), life, carry, or move 10-50 pounds, work long hours (4 hour morning shifts, lunch breaks, and 4 hour afternoon shifts with short breaks), must be around various types of animals (i.e. birds, horses, dogs, cats, pigs,. sheep, wild animals, etc.), may be exposed to loud noises (i.e. animals), ride long distances in cars. 
    • Possible Activities: Cleaning: washing food containers, run areas, soiled surfaces, etc. Animal care: Walk/exercise animals, prep meals, feeding, grooming, etc. Special projects: painting, constructions, landscaping, pulling weeds, clearing paths, raking, shoveling, digging/filling holes, etc. 

 

Trip prices include all air and/or ground transportation, lodging, and most food costs.

For additional information or to discuss any accommodations, please contact Brandon Devlin at:

brandon.devlin@slcc.edu or 801-957-4881

 

 


This form closed on March 1, 2017 11:59 PM MST