Spring Break Applications Are Open!
Apply HERE!

 

Please also take a look at some of our Weekend Break sites to see what other opportunities are available for you in the Lawrence community.

Check Out Our Spring Sites!

Our Alternative Spring Breaks trips will run March 17 - March 25.


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Ovation Jewish Home


Milwaukee, WI

Aging
The Ovation Jewish Home emphasizes providing seniors with comfort, meaning, independence and dignity. They offer shows, game nights and outings for all seniors to be included in the life and excitement in the city. Volunteers will be working alongside staff to help with resident activities such as baking, arts and crafts, ceramics and bingo. Volunteers will also be working with residents one-on-one to brighten their days by reading, talking or playing games with them.

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Mission: Wolf


Westcliffe, CO

Environmentalism
Mission: Wolf is a peaceful sanctuary for captive wolves and wolf-dog crosses in the remote Colorado mountains. They focus on sustainability, operate on solar power and build with recycled materials. Mission: Wolf connects people with nature using hands-on experiential education. While providing  a home for rescued wolves, they create opportunities for growth through community service and personal interactions with animals.Volunteers will be helping staff with sanctuary maintenance while learning about animal behavior and the importance of predators in the wild.

Ark Crisis Child Care Center
Evansville, IN

Children
Ark Crisis Child Care Center's mission is to keep children safe and strengthen families in times of stress. Their goal is to protect children from abuse and neglect by providing a safe place for children and a resource for parents and caregivers to help them reduce the stress in their lives. They believe that when family stress is reduced, children are less likely to be abused or neglected.

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Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Youth Development
The mission of Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma is to help young people find their spark and discover who they are, through a camp called Camp DaKaNi. They offer day-camp sessions all summer, as well as Spring break and Fall break camps focused on leadership, character development, confidence, respect for diversity and decision making. 

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Cumberland Island National Seashore
Cumberland Island, GA

Environmentalism
Cumberland Island is Georgia's largest and southernmost barrier island where pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisper the stories of both man and nature. It is home to over 9,800 acres of congressionally designated wilderness. Volunteers will provide support for education and interpretation programs, assist with exhibits support and museum and archival work, work on historic structures and perform trail restoration and maintenance as well as support the Park through a variety of other tasks.

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The Fowler Center
Mayville,  MI

Developmental Disabilities
The mission of The Fowler Center is to empower independence and personal growth through barrier free outdoor learning and fun. They have been providing year-round camping experiences for children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1957. The Fowler Center focuses on the ability of their campers to participate in outdoor learning experiences, evaluating their physical, cognitive, and psychological abilities and removing barriers where possible. They provide traditional camp activities that are completely accessible and thier goal is to offer a safe and comfortable environment so campers leave with memories of an enjoyable away-from-home experience, as well as new-found self-esteem, friendships, and pride. Volunteers at this site will be helping prepare the camp for future camp sessions.

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Mid-South Peace & Justice Center
Memphis, TN

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center is a multi-issue, multi-race organization whose mission is to engage, organize, and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action. They work to educate and train new community leaders to lead campaigns for racial, economic, environmental and social justice. Mid-South believes the response to the challenge of violence can only be found by addressing inter-related causes of injustice such as poverty, racism, and unequal access to resources necessary to meet basic human needs. They have worked throughout their history to take action on issues identified as important by our community. Volunteers will be interacting with participants in Mid-South's social justice programs and learning about systematic injustice in Memphis.

Apply for an Alternative Spring Break HERE!