UWG's Alternative Spring Break program immerses students into populations in need for one week with the goal of creating positive social change.

Participating in an alternative spring break program will be an experience you are unlikely to forget. All trips will include transportation, housing, and group meals. These trips are extremely affordable as several fundraising programs will be available for participants. 

A look into the past

2016: We traveled to North Fort Meyers, Florida and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization established to address and act upon the issue of poverty housing. The organization spends countless hours constructing and renovating housing projects that are given to families who are in need of a safe and secure structure in order to help raise a successful family in a stable environment. Habitat for Humanity strives to be a beacon of hope for communities nation wide and truly believes and appreciates the volunteer hours provided by individuals all across the globe!

2015: We volunteered with Give Kids the World in Orlando, Florida. Give Kids the World is a nonprofit storybook resort that offers cost-free vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. For these children, a typical week is filled with doctor's visits, treatments, pain, and medication, but at Give Kids the World, they are treated to a magical, memorable vacation where they can relax, have fun, and be a "normal kid. Volunteers play a crucial role in making Give Kids the World a place that inspires hope in children.

2014: We volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Mobile, Alabama and Dauphin Way Church. We worked with Georgia Tech and Brockport College from New York to build three houses for three amazing families in need.