After several months of hard work, students are eager to enjoy their spring break – but when considering their options, many are enrolling as volunteers, to partake in international service trips. These service trips are about improving the lives of others, gaining first-hand experiences and having a profound effect on an international community.
Several organizations organize 1-week or 2-week long service trips that allow students to make a positive impact on a community while also sharing their skills and learning from the locals. The volunteers work with schools, local governments, community groups in rural villages or urban communities. Below are three organizations offering spring break volunteer projects:
Cross-Cultural Solutions Spring Break Service Projects – Costa Rica? India? Guatemala?
Cross-Cultural Solutions is an international nonprofit organization that operates volunteer programs around the world in partnerships with community initiatives. For Spring Break 2013, they are offering volunteer programs in Costa Rica, India and Guatemala. Click here fore more information.
Global Citizens Spring Break Service Projects – Learn, Expand and Experience
Global Citizens Network provides international and domestic short-term, service learning projects for students that allow for authentic cross-cultural immersions. The Spring Breaks Service projects allow volunteers to expand their cultural awareness by living in a village, interacting with the community members and gaining insights into the citizens’ lives. Click here for more information.
Project Abroad Spring Break Service Projects – A Week Long Cultural Exchange!
Project Abroad works with local colleagues at all levels, with an extensive network of local knowledge that enables all volunteers to truly experience a cultural exchange. The 1-week long spring break service projects range from building homes or working in orphanages in Jamaica to helping protect endangered species in Mexico. Click here for more information.