Director, Office of Community Outreach & Service-Learning
March 27th- Application Deadline (by Noon)
April 16th Noon-1pm - Mandatory Orientation
TBD - Alternative Break Retreat
Alternative Break Leadership Team
The Alternative Break Leadership Team is comprised of the Student Director, Trip Leaders, and the OCO Director. Together, they plan the alternative break trips for the year, recruit and select student participants, and lead the various trips. The Alternative Break experience provides BW students with the opportunity to break from the norm and spend their college break serving with other students in various parts of the country. Alternative Break trips are a great way to make a difference, travel to another area, learn new skills, and meet people with similar interests.
Trip leaders are an integral part of the Alternative Break Leadership Team and responsibilities go beyond leading a specific trip. A year-long commitment is required. Trip leaders are responsible for the overall planning and implementation of a specific trip, which includes working with community organizations to coordinate the service experience, and leading student participants through an intense immersion experience. Other responsibilities include attending regular leadership team meetings (Thursdays at noon), assisting with participant recruitment and selection, coordinating logistics such as transportation, housing and meals, building team spirit and group cohesion, facilitating pre-trip meetings, group activities and reflection during the experience, managing conflict, and working closely with the Student Director and the OCO Director.
In addition to the Alternative Break Program, all members of the Alternative Break Leadership Team are members of the OCO Student Leadership Team. All OCO Team members are expected to attend certain mandatory events including Fall (September) and Winter (January) retreats, monthly OCO team meetings and special events. (i.e. Saturday of Service, Gift Drive Wrapping Party, etc.). Trip Leaders are also expected to become certified to drive the BW vans.
Past Alternative Break experience and a minimum GPA are required. Please complete the form below by no later than Noon on March 27th. *NOTE: All Alternative Break Trip Leaders must have participated with an Alternative Break trip previously.