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VOLUNTEER » Alternative Spring Break

 

United Way Alternative Spring Break

During spring break, hundreds of student volunteers from across the United States participate in United Way Alternative Spring Break. This unique volunteer opportunity presents college students with the means to help in their communities and make a difference.

United Way of Northern New Jersey focuses Alternative Spring Break efforts on helping ALICE®(Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) and families living in poverty. ALICE represents working families who, despite being employed, cannot afford the basics of child care, health care, housing, transportation, and food.

Our goals for United Way Alternative Spring Break are to:

  • Help ALICE households and struggling communities.
  • Provide positive role models to children from ALICE households and those in poverty.
  • Help communities support ALICE households and those in poverty in their efforts to attain and maintain self-sufficiency.

United Way Alternative Spring Break, 2018
Each year, United Way of Northern New Jersey partners with Break a Difference to bring college students from across the country for United Way Alternative Spring Break.

"We did not give up our Spring Break, we took advantage of it,"

Tom Wille

Home base for our Alternative Spring Break in 2018 will be at the Boys & Girls Club of Queens, New York. Participants will work with various agencies helping serve hot meals, assisting local food pantries, and working on various beautification projects in local parks and green spaces.  Appropriate projects are being identified now in preparation for this month-long service project.  Participation cost for a week of service is $395, covering housing, three meals each day and local transportation.  Crowd funding websites are offered to help offset the cost of the trip.

Why volunteer during spring break?

  • To learn more about real life experiences of those who live in our communities
  • To meet other like-minded students from New Jersey and around the country
  • To build leadership, communication, and networking skills
  • To give back to the community
  • To gain valuable experiences which can be added to a resume

GET INVOLVED!

Choose your week of service and click here to register. Available weeks of service are:

March 4 – March 10
March 11 – 17
March 18 – 24
March 25 – 30

To learn more how you can get involved with United Way of Northern New Jersey's Alternative Spring Break, click here to email us, or call 973.993.1160, x201.Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation.

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