Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program
January 20 - January 30, 2015
The destination is a suburb of Detroit, MI volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
An Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a week-long trip to various
locations throughout the country, exploring a variety of social issues.
The ASB Program exposes students to experiential learning, direct service, group discussion, readings, and reflection activities. The primary intention of the ASB program is to expand students'
opportunities for civic engagement to the national arena.
Past trips have included Hurricane Katrina clean-up efforts in Mississippi and New Orleans, working in poverty stricken communities in Washington, DC, performing environmental restoration in Point Reyes National Park, Redwood National Forest, Death Valley National Park, and with the Catalina Island Conservancy, and aiding Habitat for Humanity in the efforts to eradicate poverty housing in New Orleans, Biloxi, Los Angeles, Lafayette, Louisiana and Chicago, Illinois. Student leaders facilitate the experience from beginning to end under the guidance of a program advisor, making CAVE's Alternative Spring Break a unique opportunity for students to make the world its classroom.
Estimated costs depend on the trip; participants are responsible for the cost of the trip (non-refundable deposits are required in payment installments until the cost of the trip is paid in full). An ASB fundraiser will be held to help with a portion of the cost.
The application process begins when a volunteer application is submitted to the CAVE office to schedule an interview which will be conducted in a group. During the interview, CAVE staff will conduct an ice breaker, discuss details of the trip and ask questions regarding interests and skills relevant to volunteer work being performed on the trip in a group setting.