About Alternative Break Service Trips
Service: For over 20 years, Marywood has partnered with service organizations across the country and the globe to extend a helping hand and bring hope to people who need it the most.
Education: Participants prepare for each trip by thinking critically about poverty, social concern, peace, justice, diversity
Culture: Through food, music, language, dance
Leadership & Teamwork: Student leaders support, motivate and educate all participants work together to challenge themselves, take risks, communicate, build trust and grow more committed to working for social justice.
Faith & Values: No matter what faith tradition to which you belong, serving others can be an expression of the religious and personal values we share in common. Reflection, discussion, and prayer are integral aspects of service trips that allow us to connect in meaningful ways to grow in knowledge, respect
Fun: Service trips are about building relationships, self-discovery, skill-building, reaching goals and learning something new. And when you do it all while serving others, what could be more fun?
Service Trip Expectations
- Submit a complete application
- Be interviewed by trip coordinators
- Pay a non-refundable fee
- Participate in fundraisers
- Attend group meetings and activities before, during and after the trip
- Participate actively in reflection, prayer
- Have an open mind
- Be your best self and have fun!
Questions & Contact
Stop in the Office of Service-Learning and Community Service, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.