Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a weeklong immersion program where students devote their spring break to perform community service, learn about critical social issues, and develop leadership skills.

  • ASB 2016 trips are now listed below! Want to learn more about each trip? Sign up for an ASB Info Session on our Events webpage.
  • Registration for all ASB trips will begin at 12:00pm (noon) on Wednesday, December 2. A registration link will appear on the left navigation menu of this website at 12:00pm that day. All trips fill on a first-come, first-served basis. See all registration details on the Registration Information page.
  • NEW: Air travel trips will NOT require applications this year. Air travel trips will be listed in general online registration on December 2.
  • Interested in being a Site Leader? Check out the FAQs page to learn more.
  • Watch videos from past ASB trips on the OSV's YouTube page.

ASB 2016 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Jackson, Mississippi
Agency: Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for residents in downtown Jackson.

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Animal Services

Location: Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Assist animals indirectly by caring for their environments.

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Location: New York, New York
Agency: Junior Achievement of New York

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Global Poverty

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Agency: Heifer International

Increase your awareness and take action against global poverty in this immersive experience.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Biloxi, Mississippi
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Aid the Gulf Coast relief efforts and make a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Location: Killeen, Texas
Agency: Variety’s Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children

Lead activities in this one-of-a-kind camp designed for children with chronic illnesses and special needs.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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Location: Mt. Vernon, Kentucky
Agency: Appalachia-Science in the Public Interest

Learn about sustainable development and resource management in four focus areas: food systems, ecosystems, energy and culture.

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