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!

2014-2015 Spring Break Trips

Columbus, OH Fall Break, 2014 Service and Cultural Engagement
Morehead, KY Spring Break 2015 Habitat for Humanity – Construction Site
Nicaragua Spring Break 2015 Outreach 360--Education Focus
Biloxi, MI Spring Break 2015 Back Bay Mission – Hurricane Relief through United Church of Christ
Dominican Republic Spring Break 2015 Outreach 360--Education Focus
Washington, DC Spring Break 2015 Assisting in a Public School in Washington, DC/Service

Apply To Be a Member of an Alternative Break Trip in 2015: 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!