GW Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks logo over picture of students partaking in service project


We're currently accepting applications for Participant and Trip Leader positions!




Alternative Breaks are community service-learning experiences for GW students typically during the university's fall, winter, and spring breaks. Our programming aims to support community partners and students through mutually-beneficial service-learning programming, building the skills and experiences to make meaningful change through active citizenship.

GW Alternative Breaks calls students who hope to engage enthusiastically in their active citizenship journey through service. Trip participant applications for Fall 2023/Spring 2024 trips open in the fall. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @gwaltbreaks to stay updated with our latest news and events!



Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weekly time commitment required for Alternative Breaks participants?

Participants are required to attend educational meetings every other week in the fall and weekly educational meetings during the spring. Participants are also expected to participate in program-wide Alternative Breaks fundraising efforts and program-wide days of service before and after their service experience over spring break. The weekly time commitment for participants is 3-5 hours on average per week. 

How much do Alternative Break trips cost?

Cost varies for Alternative Break trips depending on location. Approximate trip costs will be listed on the application. 


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