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Alternative Spring Break

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Alternative Spring Break 2015

Gulf Coast, Mississippi

March 8 – 13, 2015    

During spring break, take some time to serve various communities through different volunteer projects. Spend your spring break by serving others, making a difference, building lifelong friendships, and having fun!

UT Arlington Alternative Breaks will be traveling to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi to learn and help the community with various social issues such as environmental sustainability, disaster relief, early childhood education, and homelessness & poverty.

Environmental Sustainability/Disaster Relief:  Volunteers will be working on gulf coast ecosystem restoration. Volunteers may completed projects such as shoreline restoration, sea grass restoration, wild-life habitat improvement, dune restoration, storm water treatment, and invasive species removal.

Early Childhood Education: Volunteers will be working with Early Head Start centers providing direct service to pre-school children and support for the overall program.

Homelessness and Poverty: Volunteers will serve with various non-profit agencies and tasks may include serving meals at homeless shelters, sorting and organizing donations, and basic facilities maintenance.

Application and Selection Process

Applications open Oct. 8th at 8:00AM

Applications are due Wednesday Nov. 12th by 5:00pm. We anticipate informing participants of their acceptance status during the following week. After you have been notified, you will have approximately one week to decide whether you wish to accept the offer.

Payment

$400  Trip cost includes lodging, transportation, some meals, and service fees.

Students must make the full payment of $400 by the indicated deadlines. If a student does not make their payments by the deadlines below, other students will be given the option to attend in thier place. Information on personal fundraising will be available for registered participants. We encourage each participant to fundraise in order to minimize their cost. All payments are non-refundable. 

  • 1st Payment ($75) is due within five days after the participants accept the offer to attend the trip.
  • 2nd payment ($75) is due Tuesday, Dec. 2nd by 5:00PM. 
  • 3rd payment ($250) is due Friday, Jan. 30th by 5:00PM.

Participant Information

Please note, all participants selected for these trips are required to attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, Dec. 1st, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:00PM, pending academic conflicts.

Interest Sessions

Come out to any of our interest sessions to get an overview of the Alternative Spring Break trips, application process, and participant responsibilities. Bring any questions you have about Alternative Breaks! 

Thu, Oct 2nd from 12:00PM-1:00PM at Pecos, University Center (UC).

Wed, Oct 8th from 1:00PM- 2:00PM at Pedernales, University Center (UC).

Thu, Oct 9th from 12:30PM-1:30PM at Student Congress Chamber (Upper level of University Center) 

Thu, Oct 16th, from 12:30PM-1:30PM at Student Congress Chamber (Upper level of University Center)

Tues, Oct 21st, from 2:00PM-3:00PM at Student Congress Chamber (Lower Level of University Center)