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APSU students spend week volunteering at South Carolina animal sanctuary

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A group of Austin Peay State University students recently spent a week volunteering on an Alternative Break Trip through the University’s Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement. Collectively, these students completed approximately 360 hours of community service.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A group of Austin Peay State University students recently spent a week volunteering on an Alternative Break Trip through the University’s Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement. Collectively, these students completed approximately 360 hours of community service.

From June 3-10, eight students and one faculty member traveled to Georgetown, South Carolina, to spend their week volunteering with the South Carolina Coastal Animal Rescue & Educational Sanctuary (SC-Cares), a no-kill, no-breed shelter for unwanted, abused and neglected exotic animals. APSU students spent the week helping expand a tortoise enclosure and doing maintenance repairs on a habitat for wolves.  In between inclement weather from tropical storms, they spent a day enjoying the beach.

The Alternative Break program is organized by APSU’s Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement. Through a written application, students are selected to participate in a variety of service projects throughout the country that are organized by student leaders and faculty/staff advisors. A total of 10 trips were scheduled throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, during the fall, winter, spring and summer.  

For more information on how to get involved, students can visit apsu.edu/volunteer.