Alternative Spring Break 2018
Give Where You Live: New Paltz, NY
March 16-22, 2018
**Application deadline: December 8th**
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) provides students with an opportunity to make a difference in the New Paltz community over their spring break in a FUN and meaningful way. This week-long initiative gives students the opportunity to take part in a number of volunteer, social, and educational activities to learn about social issues in the Mid-Hudson Valley and take steps towards making an impact.
In 2017, our 11 ASB participants completed a total of 550 hours of volunteer service, leadership, and team building activities in one week. The participants held a donation drive at Tops in New Paltz to collect donations for Chiz’s Heart Street in Kingston, NY. In three hours, the students collected 50 items and $211. In addition to these collections, the group also volunteered with Mohonk Preserve, Chiz’s Heart Street, Safe Harbour of Ulster County, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, and Phillies Bridge Farm Project. The sites and activities will vary from year to year.
**To see photos, a video, and read about past student experiences, go to http://asbnewpaltz.wordpress.com/ **
Application: Start your application now! Among other items, the application requires a resume and detailed answers to application questions. Additional information and an application are attached and can be found at http://www.newpaltz.edu/careers Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Volunteer sites: Volunteer sites are still being explored. Sites from the last 7 years have included: Habitat for Humanity, New Paltz Youth Program, Mohonk Preserve, Scenic Hudson, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, People’s Place, New Paltz Recycling and ReUse Center, Chiz’s Heart Street, Phillies Bridge Farm Project, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, Lisa Libraries, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and SUNY New Paltz Children’s Center, and more.
Deadline: All applications must be turned in to the Career Resource Center (HUM 105) no later than Friday, December 8th. Interviews will be scheduled for the start of the spring semester. This program is competitive and selective; space is limited to no more than 11 students.
Event details: Open to matriculated, full-time, undergraduate students in good academic and judicial standing at SUNY New Paltz. The program is free and all costs related to transportation, meals, and service materials will be covered for the duration of the program. This program is open only to those who have not already participated in Alternative Spring Break or Saturdays of Service.
Housing: Participants living in a residence hall during the spring semester will be housed on campus at no additional charge. Students living in off-campus housing will continue to live off-campus (at their own expense) and must have reliable transportation to campus during the program.
For further information or questions please contact Erica Wagner, Service Learning Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The Career Resource Center
Program funded through the Student Affairs CAS Block Grant