Alternative Break Service Trip Program

Each year, the Volunteer Center & the Center for Student Life at Madison College provides opportunities for students to participate in service trips to various locations in the United States. 

In the last decade, Madison College students have served in Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, DC & West Virginia.  Students have worked in rural & urban settings.  They have worked with domestic & exotic animals.  They have tutored children, made & delivered meals to shut-in citizens living with HIV/AIDS.  Students have cleaned-up litter in city parks & debris on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.  They have removed invasive species & replanted native vegetation.  Students have torn-down flood-soaked homes, sanded dry-wall & painted newly renovated houses.

Alternative Break Service trips usually happen over winter break in early January and spring break in March or April.

Any student registered for degree credit courses during the semester of the trip is eligible to participate.  The Volunteer Center will provide opportunities to travel both regionally and nationally for alternative break trips.