One of the most popular service opportunities at Austin Peay: Alternative Break Trips! Studentshave the opportunity to spend their breaks volunteering in other communities and having amazing experiences. Every trip has a theme, a student trip leader, and faculty/staff member. Trips are very affordable - never more than $100 for domestic trips and are all inclusive. Each trip includes an exploration day where volunteers explore the historical, natural, or cultural specialties in the area.
The mission of the Alternative Break Program is to engage students in meaningful and collaborative community service in an effort to increase awareness of social and environmental issues and strengthen the communities in which they serve as well as foster a strong sense of community among trip participants and to the university as a whole.
- The student will be able to connect applied experiences derived from participation in alternative break trips with relevant knowledge acquired from exposure to course work from multiple academic disciplines.
- The student will be able to adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies acquired in classroom settings to address novel situations or problems in alternative break settings.
- The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage in meaningful self-reflection that leads to self-awareness and a sense of competence to effectively respond to new and challenging contexts.
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Oklahoma
Join us on this amazing journey to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma as we volunteer for a week with the Nature Conservancy. The trip will include volunteer work that is manual labor and outdoor in nature. Lodging on the trip will be in a bunk house provided for researchers and volunteers on the preserve. Provate tours of the preserve, wildflowers in bloom, and baby bison are all perks of the volunteer expereince!
May 19 - 26, 2018 | Trip costs - $50 | Application due - April 10, 2018
GreenWorks, North Carolina
Travel with us to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina as we volunteer for a week with the GreenWorks, an environmental nonprofit. The trip will include outdoor volunteer work that is manual labor and may be on a river. Help keep these beautiful lands free of liter and trash while learning about how to reduce your own waste.
June 23 - 29, 2018 | Trip costs - $50 | Application due - April 25, 2018
Start your summer off right by traveling to Puerto Rico to partner with Foundation for Puerto Rico. While volunteering with the Foundation, we will assist in the hurricane relief efforts that are still in need after the destructive Hurricane Maria. Don't miss this opportunity to explore new
places and help those in need! No passport needed!
July 21 - 28, 2018 | Trip costs - $350 | Application due - April 18, 2018