Molly Steere ’10 thinks you should take advantage of the service opportunities that Alternative Breaks offer.
Her own experience on a disaster relief Alternative Break was memorable: “Alternative Breaks really make you stop and prioritize your life. I think all Alma College students should do at least one,” she says.
In fact, many students participate in more than one Alternative Break during their time at Alma College. They also take part in designing and leading the service opportunities, an additional responsibility that they find exciting.
To become more involved, join the Alternative Break Board, which is made up of 5 students. The committee serves as the eyes and ears of the experience. Duties include the following:
- Get campus feedback for what social issues Alternative Breaks should focus on
- Secure destination sites and housing for all service opportunities
- Visit leadership-related classes to recruit students
- Develop a public relations campaign
- Manage student Alternative Break applications
For more information about Alternative Breaks, visit the Break Away Network.