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“AB was an incredible experience of giving and learning. It was wonderful to see how the team pulled together and how much of a difference people can make. I encourage students and faculty to get involved – you will not forget it.”  – Dr. Lauren Roscoe, Psychology Department




Alternative Spring Break 2019 Advisor Applications OPEN

Extended Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, January 16, 2019


Learn more about the Spring Break 2019 teams and the foundations of our alternative break program on our student site:



Apply to be an Advisor





    • Assist the Alternative Break Program Staff and Team Leader in promoting experience to students
    • Review all Team Member applications and participate in applicant selection
    • Attend orientation and pre-experience team meetings
    • Collaborate with Team Leader to provide education about focus area to the team
    • Meet and communicate with the Alternative Break Program Staff and Team Leader to coordinate logistics and obtain necessary information



    • Coordinate travel during the experience; serve as a driver
    • Ensure students follow all Alternative Break policies and procedures as well as the host organization’s policies and procedures
    • Ensure students’ safety at all times
    • Participate in service with team
    • Participate in reflection activities with team
    • Coordinate meals with Team Leader
    • Comply with budget and collect detailed receipts for all related purchases/expenses



    • Attend post-experience meeting with team
    • Submit receipts for all relevant purchases/expenses to Alternative Break Program Staff within 2 weeks of arrival



    • Serve as the main contact person with partnering organization while on site in coordination with Team Leader
    • Take the lead on financial responsibilities by keeping track of money that is sent for on-site use
    • Complete all additional paperwork and/or certification that may be required
    • Take the lead in case of an emergency


    Eligibility to Participate

    • Interest in personal and professional development through student engagement
    • Experience in, or desire to, advise, mentor, and/or support students
    • Current WOU faculty and staff
    • Approval from supervisor