Alternative Break gives you the chance to participate in community-based projects that include engagement with members of the community and exposure to the problems, customs, and culture of the region. Our teams are trained by community partners to understand the specific content of their service work and are prepared to carry out their tasks.
Each trip will be comprised of a diverse group of students who will get to know one another in pre-service meetings January – March. This is a great way to meet new people who are also passionate about service! Choose to serve locally, nationally or internationally, receive pre-training, and take leadership roles on campus by participating in Alternative Break. These are students who want to make a difference, learn about themselves, and create a better community.
Team meetings will begin in January in preparation for travel in March.
What do we do on Alternative Break?
During the week of Alternative Spring Break, a team of Pitt students participate in daily service projects with local nonprofit organizations and community partners. All transportation is coordinated through the Office of PittServes. The sponsoring agency gives an orientation that outlines the social issues that impact the community.
Students participate in intentional team building and community service with members of the organizations served. Spring Break is offered for all Pitt students. Each program determines the travel schedule, number of hours served, and continued engagement. Alternative Break is both drug-free and alcohol-free.