Get Ahead And Start Planning Your Spring Break Holidays Now

December 9, 2011   Filed under Travel

Every year, when spring break comes around, students get some much needed time away from their studies. The weather starts warming up and students have been studying diligently since Christmas without any break. Are you interested in alternative spring break ideas? Check out the list below.

1. Become a United Way Volunteer – In conjunction with MTV, United Way launched Storm Corps in 2006. It’s a volunteer program that sends students to the Gulf Coast. It has become a yearly event, helping communities in rebuilding themselves after the devastation by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike. If you’re not keen on this sort of volunteer work, United Way has an alternative spring break camp. Here, volunteers go to urban areas and help in building affordable housing.

2. Check Out Break Away – Established in 1991, Break Away has a database of more than 350 non-profit organizations that are in need of volunteer workers. Break Away, on its site, states that alternative breaks are all about two things: they make sure the work that needs to be done gets done around social issues, and that they change the way a volunteer perceives himself in relation to his place in society.

3. Become a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer – Each year during spring break, this wonderful non-profit organization welcomes over 10,000 student volunteers. The organization works with families who need homes, donors, and volunteers. The materials used for building homes are mostly donated.

4. Apply for Volunteer Work in Another Country – This is a wonderful way to experience another culture and be of help to someone else at the same time. Project Abroad has been around for nearly 20 years. They serve as liaison between people who are in need of help and those who are willing to help out. If you’re looking for an awesome way to spend your spring break, this is it. Volunteers can spend their time doing volunteer work in Mexico, Morocco, Costa Rica, or Jamaica. In exchange for their time, student volunteers are paid in terms of free meals and lodging. They work in groups in designated areas.

5. Volunteer in the Wilderness – If you’re at home in the forest, and want to give back to nature, this may be the perfect alternative spring break idea for you. The American Hiking Society can set you up to help rake, shovel, trim, and chop hundreds of trail miles.

There is no shortage of opportunities to spend your spring break doing something other than lying on a beach, or hanging out with friends and family. Check out some of the alternative spring break ideas, and use your time to make a difference.

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