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An Alternative Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity
Build a spring break full of special memories.
The SU/ESF chapter of Habitat for Humanity is offering students—and faculty—a chance to help people in three different U.S. communities make new friends and earn community service credit toward their degree.
The organization is seeking student volunteers to help out at three different builds during the March spring break:
- Chicago, Ill. (10 spots available)
- Northern Ocean, N.J./Jersey Shore (10 spots available)
- Greenwood, S.C. (5 spots available)
All SU and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students are eligible to attend. The trip dates vary for each location but will fall between March 8-16.
“This is a great opportunity to travel to a different community in the United States, help build much-needed housing, meet new friends and explore new cities,” says Arianna Rogers ’14, alternative break coordinator for SU/ESF Habitat for Humanity. “The trip will also provide a way for students to earn community service toward degree requirements and also learn new skills.”
The cost of the trip is approximately $350 per person, with food, transportation and housing included.
The student chapter is also looking for advisors for its Chicago and New Jersey trips. They must be SU faculty members to be considered advisors; the trip for advisors is free.
To sign up or for more information, contact Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org. The final deadline to sign up is March 3, but organizers encourage those interested to sign up as soon as possible. The available spots for each location are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.