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Welcome to Alternative Breaks! We are a student organization that promotes active citizenship by sending community-based learning trips across the nation during winter, spring & summer break. Our OrgSync page will provide you with information on upcoming events, opportunities for fundraising opportunities and applications to join service projects.

You can also connect with us online at our official website or Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Please contact us at with any questions you may have. 

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Alternative Breaks (AB) offers all students the opportunity to spend a Saturday, winter break, spring break, or summer break volunteering, being immersed in social and environmental issues, and meeting new people. AB strives to make each trip diverse by placing people from different backgrounds and organizations on each trip. This allows everyone to learn from other members of their group. AB is not religiously affiliated and welcomes people of all faiths and beliefs. All AB trips are drug and alcohol free. By growing from participant to site leader to an executive board member, students cultivate strong leadership skills.


Service & Advocacy


Service & Advocacy

Membership Count

List the approximate number of active members involved with your organization. Alumni & community members cannot be active members, and therefore should not be counted.


Organization Email Address

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Alternative Breaks strives to promote active citizenship within the student body through hands-on community-based learning projects, focusing on social and environmental issues throughout the nation.

Constitution Upload

Please upload your organization constitution here. The constitution MUST have a non-discrimination clause AND a dissolution clause. If your organization exercises selective membership, be sure to include the corresponding sections from the template.
(Here is a constitution template for you to utilize:

Is your organization selective in membership? (i.e. Do you have GPA, enrollment status, etc. or other requirements to be a member?)

If you have selective membership requirements, those should be spelled out clearly in your organizational constitution that was/is uploaded.



Please list the dues amount here.

Service Saturdays are free of charge. National trips are $250. Local trips are $150. Scholarships and fundraising available and encouraged!


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