Site Leaders

Meet our 2017-2018 Site Leaders!

  • Shelbey Hughes (Winter Break)
  • Natalie Bee (Winter Break)
  • Maleni Navarro (Spring Break; domestic)
  • Mai Curott (Spring Break; domestic)
  • Justin Campbell (Spring Break; international)
  • Marissa Deal (Spring Break; international)

All of our trips are student-led!

Perks: One-time $500 scholarship, 50% off of site-fee & a leadership experience unlike any other!

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 trip based around a particular social issue, recruiting students to participate, assisting in group and individual fundraisers and executing your assigned trip.  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 trip 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. 

2018-2019 Site Leader Applications

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will open on Monday, April 2, 2018 and close at 5:00pm on Friday, April 20, 2018. Site Leaders must have prior Alternative Break experience. Applications can be submitted here:

Interviews will be held on Monday, April 23rd beginning at 2:00pm in the Office of Student Engagement Conference Room (GUC 163). All applicants will be contacted after their form is submitted about signing up for an interview time. 

There will be a mandatory Site Leader meeting for those selected on Thursday, May 10th at 2:00pm in the Office of Student Engagement Conference Room (GUC 163).