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Alternative Spring Break Participant Application 2017-2018

Thank you for your interest in Alternative Spring Breaks! 

We are excited to offer six 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.

Requirements:

All Alt SPring Break participants must completely read and agree to the Participant Agreement on the next page. In addition to all the details listed there, you MUST also be available for:

  • ASB Kickoff Event - Monday 11/27/17 3-5pm
  • ASB Pre trip meetings - Mondays during the semester, starting after the Kickoff above (not including finals week) from 3-5pm.
  • Every day of the Alt Spring Break trip (3/18-3/24).
  • Service projects before and after spring break. Dates to be announced, but an average of 15 hours before the trip and 5 hours after the trip will be planned for you in addition to pre-trip meetings. We will take all schedules into account when planning service projects. 

The Trips:

Community Based Food Systems - Portland, OR

  • March 18th - 24th
  • 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. 

Homelessness - Seattle, WA

  • March 18th - 24th
  • 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. 
    • Serve and/or prepare meals, organize donations, general cleaning, picking up trash, interacting with clients, etc.

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 18th - 24th
  • 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.

LGBTQ+ Issues and History - San Francisco, CA

  • March 18th - 24th
  • 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 Advocacy and Welfare- Kanab, UT

  • March 18th - 24th
  • 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. 

Organizing for Change: How community non-profits work toward positive social change - Salt Lake City

  • March 18th - 24th
  • Student Cost: Free!
  • 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.

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

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

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

 

 


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