Alternative Break Projects

Organize an Alternative Break Project

Swarthmore College students have a long history of creating their own alternative break projects with other Swarthmore College students. Recent project sites have included New Orleans to do post-Katrina clean up and restoration; work with Habitat for Humanity in Appalachia, and projects with various Philadelphia organizations including Kensington Welfare Rights Union. For information on organizing and funding a break project, contact Jennifer Magee (

Surf the Net

There are veritably thousands of alternative break opportunities available. Check out the websites below to begin your search.

Break Away This website promotes quality semester break experiences for college students.

LiveUnited United Way Alternative Spring Break (ASB) engages young people in life changing volunteer experiences across the United States. This worldwide database of volunteer, internship and employment opportunities, also provides information about alternative break opportunities.