Registration for ASB 2018 is now closed. We hope to serve with you in 2019!

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an immersive week of hands-on service, leadership-building and relationship-building that is supplemented with education and reflection. For a minimal fee, students have the chance to make an impact on communities around the U.S. and learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing the country.

See Comets in action by watching videos from ASB 2017 and previous years on the OSV's YouTube page.

Under the guidance of a student site leader and a university staff member, participants travel and serve together throughout the week of spring break (March 11-16, 2018). Prior to departure, students take part in team activities and meetings to get to know each other and learn about the community partners they will be working with. Participation culminates in a reflection reception in April where teams reunite and share ASB experiences, as well as share ways for continued civic engagement and community outreach.

ASB 2018 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Shreveport, LA
Agency: The Fuller Center of Northwest Louisiana
Registration is Closed

Participants will work alongside the new homeowner and other community volunteers to complete projects for the veteran build.

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Animal Services

Location: San Angelo, TX
Agency: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue
Registration is Closed

Assist in providing a safe and loving environment for abused, neglected or abandoned donkeys.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Port Arthur/Beaumont, TX
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.
Registration is Closed

Disaster relief volunteers will be on the front lines, working with first responders to lend a hand in this time of need.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, TX
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation
Registration is Closed

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Global Poverty

Location: Elm Mott, TX
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.
Registration is Closed

Participants will engage in projects and educational sessions that will introduce them to the experiences of those living in poverty around the world.

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Healthcare

Location: Garden Valley, TX
Agency: Mercy Ships
Registration is Closed

Join Mercy Ships in their mission to provide free healthcare and improve healthcare delivery systems in the poorest nations.

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LGBT+ & Ally Services

Location: Charlotte, NC
Agency: Campus Pride
Registration is Closed

Participants will explore issues of privilege, discuss what it means to be an ally, and learn about the state of higher education for LGBT+ people.

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Park Preservation

Location: Liberty, TX
Agency: American Hiking Society & Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge
Registration is Closed

Participants will assist with park improvement projects and other projects as requested by the park manager.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, TX
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank
Registration is Closed

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

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