A group of 140 University of Central Florida Knights will volunteer during next week’s Spring Break in Guatemala and communities across America, from Key West to California, with UCF’s Alternative Break Program.
Part of Volunteer UCF, the Alternative Break Program offers volunteer opportunities and trips for students throughout the year to take part in service projects in different communities and learn about social issues.
Each group includes eight student participants, a faculty advisor and a student site leader.
“I have participated in four trips and am leading the Teach for America trip to Mississippi this Spring Break,” said Brittney Osterhoudt, student director of the Alternative Break Program. “Each trip is a new experience that is truly life-altering.”
“I gain more awareness each time and learn something new about myself. These trips truly change lives—those in the communities served and the volunteers. One thing that amazes me is every time I serve, I gain much more than I give, which I think everyone who attends a trip would agree with.”
This Spring Break, the Alternative Break Program offers 14 different trips in eight states and Guatemala.
Some of these trips include:
Learn more about the Alternative Break Program and future trips.