Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

Do you have a passion for helping the community?

Are you ready for a new adventure?

Make plans now to join the Office of Civic Engagement in March 2017 as we head out to our fourth annual Alternative Spring Break!

Alternative Spring Break is an all-expenses paid, volunteer service project held during Spring Break each year. Past destinations include Hot Springs, Arkansas and New Orleans, Louisiana. We partner with Community Collaborations International, a national non-profit organization that provides opportunities for volunteers to provide disaster relief, environmental service, and other services.

Past Adventures

  • helped build new houses
  • worked at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  • served meals at the Jackson House Crisis Intervention Center
  • distributed energy efficient lightbulbs with Green Light New Orleans
  • explored historic Hot Springs and New Orleans
  • watched “The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade”
  • cleaned up pollution with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade

How Do I Apply?

  • be available from March 16 to March 19
  • be currently enrolled at Lamar University
  • complete the online application by February 15, 2017
  • space is limited and participants will be chosen based on the strength of their applications