Alternative Break Trips

Purpose of Alternative Break Trips

  • Engage in community service projects for a short, pre-defined period of time.
  • Make a tremendous impact in the world through acts of charity, goodwill and justice.
  • Provides urban, rural, and international experiences for Heidelberg University students
  • Provides a service-learning model for experiencing different cultures and the role of leadership
  • Better prepare students to be a socially conscious citizen of the world

Be a Student Leader!

  • Applications available now for Student Leader for Alternative Breaks
  • Openings for Fall Break ’14, Winter Break ’14, Spring Break ‘15
  • Responsibilities include:
  • Develop a service project with a site of your choice
  • Coordinate host-site, lodging, and transportation
  • Reserve space for 11 or 22 volunteers at your choice of service site
  • Assist with the recruitment and selection of student participants
  • Create a trip itinerary, budgeting, and fundraising for trip
  • Schedule weekly meetings with team and chosen advisor
  • Train student team leaders in their coordinated positions
  • Submit transportation request for Krammes vehicles
  • Develop and facilitate daily service learning reflections during trip
  • Maintain contact with students, advisors, site, lodging, and HU staff.
  • Student Leaders will have a discount on the cost of the trip in return for their efforts to coordinate the trip
  • 75% for domestic trips and 50% for trips that require airfare.

Apply to Coordinate a trip: If interested in coordinating an Alternative Break trip, please click here to apply!

2015-2016 Alternative Break Trips

Nicaragua Winter Break 2016 Outreach 360--Education Focus
Memphis, TN Winter Break 2016 St. Jude's Chidren's Research Hospital 
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Spring Break 2016 National Park Service 
San Benito, TX  Spring Break 2016 Refugee and Immigration Issues
Tiffin, OH  Spring Break 2016 Housing 
Biloxi, MS Summer Break 2016 Back Bay Mission--Homelessness and Hunger

Apply To Be a Member of an Alternative Break Trip in 2016: Click here! Dates and Costs are a part of the Application.  

Would you like to read more about service opportunities or civic engagement at Heidelberg University? Click here!