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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Surf the Net
There are veritably thousands of alternative break opportunities available. Check out the websites below to begin your search.
Break Away http://www.alternativebreaks.org This website promotes quality semester break experiences for college students.
LiveUnited http://www.liveunited.org/asb/ United Way Alternative Spring Break (ASB) engages young people in life changing volunteer experiences across the United States.
Idealist.org http://www.idealist.org/ This worldwide database of volunteer, internship and employment opportunities, also provides information about alternative break opportunities.