Center for student involvement


Volunteer Services & Service Learning

Don’t miss out on these great opportunities! Getting involved with any one of our Alternative Break programs will expand your horizon and allow you to explore a new culture. Students who participate in these unique “Community Service Projects” will gain social responsibility, leadership, and life-long learning as well as the opportunity to perform valuable services to that particular region.

There is only limited space available on each program. If you would like to register please visit the Center for Student Involvement Office in the University Center, Room 110

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Alternative Spring Break 2010 video slideshowAlternative Spring Break engages students in social awareness and action by offering community service projects. This program was inaugurated during the 2008 spring break through student service involvement in Costa Rica. Watch a video slideshow of photos from the 2012 Alternative Spring Break program.

Alternative Winter Break Guatemala

March 16-21, 2014

This trip is a one-of-a-kind service opportunity that gives students the opportunity to learn about another culture, spend Spring Break in a beautiful location, and give back to another community. The trip will include paining with "Techos Para Mi Pais" and working with children with disabilities in the FUNDABIEM Company.

Program Includes

  • Round-trip international flight
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Hotel accommodations
  • U.S. airline and hotel taxes
  • Service charges at the hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • T-Shirt
  • Pre-paid gratuities

Download the Guatemala Information packet. (PDF 1.3MB)

Past Trips

Alternative Winter Break South Floridas

January 6-10, 2014

The South Florida Alternative Winter Break program incorporates a variety of service projects designed to help students develop leadership skills through their personal passions and strengths. The beauty of southern

Florida is the perfect backdrop for service and preservation. The students will have the chance to mentor impoverished migrant worker children in Homestead, FL through reading, computer assistance, soccer games, music, and more. This not only touches a community in need, but allows the students to understand how they can use their education to impact communities around them. There will also be time for the group to explore mangrove habitat by kayaking in the backcountry. The group will also have the chance to help with conservation efforts to preserve and rehabilitate this unique ecological system.

Program Includes

  • All Community Service Activities
  • Round-trip international flight from JFK
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Hotel accommodations
  • U.S. airline and hotel taxes
  • Service charges at the hotel
  • Sightseeing in South Florida
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • T-Shirt
  • Pre-paid gratuities

Alternative Winter Break 2013: New Orleans

January 7 - 13, 2013

The New Orleans Community Service Program gives students the opportunity to provide meaningful service in the United States. Students who participate in this program will help in the relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Isaac as well as the ongoing efforts to clean up after the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. In addition, students will be able to tour New Orleans and enrich themselves in the culture.

Program Includes

  • All Community Service Activities
  • Round-trip international flight from JFK
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Hotel accommodations U.S. airline and hotel taxes
  • Service charges at the hotel
  • Tours and excursions around New Orleans
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Program T-Shirt

Alternative Spring Break 2013: Costa Rica

March 10 - 15, 2013

This unique Community Service Program will not only allow you to visit one of the most breathtaking locations in the world, but will also provide you with an opportunity to give back.

Program Includes

  • Round-trip international flight from JFK
  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • Hotel accommodations U.S. airline and hotel taxes
  • Service charges at the hotel
  • Rainforest Excursion and River Boat Cruise
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • Pre-paid gratuities
  • Donation to foundation
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Contact
For additional information, please contact:

Center for Student Involvement
University Center Room 110
Adelphi University
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
p - 516.877.3603
f - 516.877.3659
e - csi@adelphi.edu


This page was last modified on January 24, 2014.
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