So it has been a bit of a long few weeks after the beginning of second semester, quarter, or trimester. Are you looking forward to a bit of a break from class and school? Have you made any plans for Spring Break that is quickly approaching? There is still time to make travel plans while doing some good when you choose to embark on an alternative spring break! Below we have listed 5 Volunteer Organizations that have a plethora of opportunity to travel and help the planet!
1. Habitat For Humanity
Habitat For Humanity has long since been a non-profit home-builder. Its growing popularity has taken a rise, while it has reported that "more than 10,000 high school and college students are lining up to swing hammers over spring break." Habitat's Collegiate Challenge alternative spring break program is spreading like wildfire! Want to learn more about how Habitat for Humanity works? Click here!
2. Break Away Alternative Spring Break
Break Away is a resource on campus that provides access to over 350 nonprofit organizations that have listings of volunteer opportunities. Break Away has many chapters on various college campus across the nation. What will you gain on a Break Away alternative spring break? You will be educated on the social issues and learn about the individuals that face those issues on a daily basis. Learn more and see if Break Away is on your campus!
3. i-to-i Volunteer Vacations
Have you always wanted to travel? Do you enjoy helping others and the planet? Why not check out i-to-i Volunteer Vacations and do BOTH! Build homes for Honduran families or spend time on the Costa Rican beach and work on saving sea turtles. No matter what your interests are, pair that with a volunteer experience to make for spring break vacation of a lifetime! Check out i-to-i for your next adventure!
4. United Way Alternative Spring Break
"We focus on education, financial stability, and health - the building blocks for a good quality life," states the Student United Way. This movement is made up of passionate student leaders that are committed to improving lives while strengthening communities. Become one of the 1,500+ members and either volunteer abroad or within the United States to help make this a better world! Want to learn more about how you can get involved? Follow the link!
5. Projects Abroad- Volunteer Abroad
Projects Abroad is one of "the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world." This short-term trip is specifically designed for one-week spring break trips that allows you to build your own alternative spring break ideas while finding the perfect volunteer match for you. Projects Abroad not only offers service projects, but also internships overseas. Learn more about Projects Abroad and its opportunities here!