Shelter & Transition Services

Location: Salina, KS
Agency: Ashby House
Fee: $350
Mode of Transportation:
Air travel
Type of Lodging: Church facility, participants may bring sleeping bag


Service Projects

The mission of Ashby House is to empower homeless women and their families to achieve self-sufficiency through holistic recovery models that address basic needs, support job readiness, and achieve cognitive efficacy and health education.

Participants will assist with various tasks such as organizing and sorting donations, participating in daily life skills classes, interacting with children in the transitional program, preparing for special events, and completing basic yard work and facilities maintenance.

2017 Reflection

It was inspiring to see the strength of the Ashby women, and even though they had fallen into dark times, they managed to turn their life around for the better. With perseverance and assistance, they were able to escape their life revolving around drugs in order to become better mothers for their children and lead happier lives. Being aware of other’s struggles opened our eyes to the fact that there is always someone who requires help, and that volunteering is critical in order to change another person’s life for the better.
-Bharati Murthy, ASB 2017 hunger and homelessness participant

Read Bharati's full experience here.

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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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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