An Alternative Spring Break Trip (ASB), held during the week of Spring Break, is designed to raise awareness of social issues and injustices through educational and volunteer focused opportunities. Alternative Spring Break Trips provide a variety of low cost, 3 or 5-day service experience. Teams of students ranging from 10-50 will be grouped together and assigned to a service opportunity that has been organized through Civic Engagement Programs
ASB participants will have the opportunity to give back to a community or agency in need outside of the Akron area. Students will interact with fellow UA students and together, will work to achieve the common goals and tasks of their assigned trip. Participants will experience a rewarding service opportunity that may take you out of your comfort zone, but we hope you will walk away from the trip with a renewed sense of UA community pride and commitment to volunteerism.
Attend an Informational Session
Social Justice issues this year range from working with youth, to working with the environment, to animal rights, and many more. Don’t miss out on all of the fun and excitement this year!
All Trips Cost $250.00 and include: food, lodging, transportation, and recreational activities!
“Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Hope”
Volunteer with the National Relief Network! Volunteering will include working in the neighborhoods of Mobile. Help the elderly fix their homes by painting, landscaping and light construction work.
“Finding Cures, Saving Children”
Learn about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its housing facilities! Volunteering will include cleaning, patient activities and gardening with St. Jude facilities.
“Build Homes, Community & Hope”
Marion, South Carolina
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity! Marion County is the poorest county in South Carolina, help build a home for a family in need.
“Hunger Relief Starts Here”
Work with Stop Hunger Now and FeedMore, which are initiatives for hunger relief. Take part in becoming a student ambassador to help end hunger. Volunteering will include meal packaging, working in a community kitchen and a food pantry.