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What are Alternative Weekend Break?

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. Breaks are co-sponsored by Community Service-Learning (CS-L) and another JMU department.

Check out the breaks we offer!


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

Want to be a Leader?

For the upcoming semester, fill out the application and email it to

Want to Sign Up?

You can sign up for your spot on an Alternative Weekend Break! Please come to the Community Service Learning Office, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Success Center.  Worried about the cost? It is only $25 dollars; this payment is a one-time fee but it secures your spot on the break. Spots fill up quickly, so come one come all.

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