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What are Alternative Weekend Break Trips?

Ever feel like your weekends just repeat? Break the monotony!

An Alternative Weekend Break immerses students in a purposeful service experience designed to connect students and community members while enhancing personal growth, mutual awareness and life-long learning. Alternative Weekend Breaks generally begin on Friday late afternoon/early evening and last until Sunday afternoon. A team of approximately 10 students emerge themselves in local or nearby communities within 200 miles to do service projects. Trips are co-sponsored by Community Service-Learning (CS-L) and another JMU department.

Check out the trips we offer for the 2014-2015 academic year!


All Weekend Break Trips cost $25 per participant, which covers transportation, food and housing.

Want to be a Leader?

For Spring 2015, fill out this application and return it by January 26th!

Want to Sign Up?

Come to the Community Service-Learning office in the Student Success Center to sign up now! It is a first come first serve basis!