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Alternative Breaks seeks volunteers for service-learning trips

Posted on December 06, 2011

A service-learning organization at Grand Valley is seeking participants for their annual winter and spring break trips.

Alternative Breaks, a student organization that promotes service-learning by attending weekend and weeklong trips across the country, welcomes all Grand Valley students. The winter and spring break trips this year will take place from January 1-7 and March 3-10. 

The student organization coordinates dozens of trip every year that focus on issues such as affordable housing, disaster relief, hunger and homelessness, organic farming, park preservation, wildlife refuge and children at risk. Past trips include volunteering at Family Services of South Texas, where students painted and organized rooms, and other organizations in Maryland, Florida, Chicago, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.

Each trip costs $250, which covers housing, transportation and food, and scholarships and fundraising opportunities are available. Applications for the winter and spring break trips are due by Friday, December 9; students can submit an application on the group’s website at

Contact Kristoffer de Villa, Alternative Breaks president, at with questions.

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