About Alternative Spring Break at UVA
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an entirely student-run service organization established in 1992 to conduct service projects during spring break for University of Virginia students. Originally, the trips were designed to function as a simple, service-oriented alternatives to the standard college break experience. Over time the organization has expanded upon this original set of aspirations and experienced incredible growth in both the quantity and quality of service projects that make up an ASB experience. Signing up to participate in an ASB service project has grown from a simple one-week commitment into a year-round experience that emphasizes self-awareness through educational and cultural programs that take place before, during, and after the projects for the purpose of encouraging a more meaningful trip environment. Participants are able to cultivate their ambitions as service leaders at the University and make positive, meaningful change at sites across the country and around the world. Applications for trips in spring of 2016 are now open! Click "Apply Now" to apply for a trip! Applications will close mid-October.
Apply for Alternative Fall Break!
Whether you love community service, are interested in an ASB trip, or want to see more of Charlottesville, Alternative Fall Break's got what you need! Alternative Spring Break is once again sponsoring three separate days of service throughout Fall Break. Saturday’s service will be working with the Rivanna Trails Foundation, Monday’s service will be with Albemarle Home Improvement Program, and Tuesday's service will be with City of Promise or Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Participation is free. Participants will also receive a flippin' sweet AFB t-shirt. You are welcome to participate in one or all of these service days. Each day should consist of about 6 hours of service, beginning around 9am. With food and fun post-service excursions included, each day will be chock full of awesomeness. RSVP on Facebook, and be sure to register soon; spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. Check out the link to register!