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Due to the effects of COVID-19 on travel, all AB breaks will take place during the summer of 2021. We are currently exploring the opportunity of creating some local service alternatives to take place during Winter and Spring Breaks. An announcement for this will be made later in the fall 2020 semester. 

2021 service breaks will be announced on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Applications will also open at this time. Any UNA student may apply for an AB service break and may apply for more than one. Participants will be selected based on an interview process and the Site Leaders for each break will be in contact with you as far as scheduling. Applications are due by Friday, February 12, 2021. Should you have any questions, please contact alternativebreaks@una.eduApplications will be available online. If you need special accomodations to access or fill out the application, please let us know!
 *While all of our breaks do include a Site Fee, please do not let money keep you from applying. There are many fundraisers throughout the year to assist with cost.*
Site Leader applications open during the spring semester in April for the following academic year. Applications are currently closed until 2021.

All of our service breaks are student-led!

The Alternative Breaks program provides the opportunity to learn about political and social community dynamics while becoming a catalyst for collaborative social change. Through learning and practice, you will explore the theory of integrating service, education, and reflection to create meaningful change in your community.

As a site leader, you would be responsible for planning an Alternative Break service break focused on a particular social issue, recruiting students to participate, assisting in group and individual fundraisers and executing your assigned service break.  Other responsibilities include but are not limited to attending regular meetings (scheduled based on your availability) with the AB Advisor, conducting pre-trip meetings for your participants, attending SOAR sessions during the summer, etc.

We promise not to leave you hanging! There are many training opportunities for AB Site Leaders including an official Break Away training, Title IX, risk management, CPR certification, and more!  This is genuinely one of the most unique leadership opportunities offered at UNA!

Site Leader selection is based on an interview process. All Site Leaders must have participated on an Alternative Breaks trip prior to application. 

Because the Site Leader position requires extensive time and commitment, Site Leaders receive a one-time scholarship and discounted site fee. 

Perks: One-time $250 scholarship, 75% off of site-fee & a leadership experience unlike any other!