Alternative Break

Are you a Sac State student looking for that ultimate winter/spring break experience? Looking for an opportunity to let your leadership, teamwork, communication, or organization skills shine? Or just want to share your Sac State pride? Then check out Alternative Break, offering short-term, local, community-based service projects for Sac State students.

student volunteers at worksite with back to camera - link to Alternative Break Photo Gallery

Through Alternative Break, Sac State students provide much needed service to diverse communities, while building skills and great friendships.

Alternative Break is a short term commitment. You can choose to work from one day to all week, depending on your availability. Alternative Break is a great opportunity to network with local community based organizations; develop personal and professional skills; connect with your campus and local community; and it looks good on your resume.

Sign Up

Register online to sign up for events or to join our mailing list to learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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Sign up as a group or an individual, and work together as a team with your Sac State peers to make a difference in the Sacramento region. All majors and experience levels welcome. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations for disability access are to contact Community Engagement Center at 916-278-4610 or, at least 5 business days before the event.

Do you have what it takes to be a student Team Leader? Team Leaders help oversee on-site activities and serve as the primary point of contact for student volunteers. Most importantly, they are outgoing individuals who help ensure all volunteers have a safe, positive, and memorable Alternative Break experience. If you would like to learn more about how to volunteer as a student Team Leader, check the Team Leader information box on your online registration form and we'll contact you soon.

To be the first to hear about upcoming information sessions, event dates, and participating service partners, click the following link to sign up online or join our mailing list.


Alternative Break Participants'ALTERNATIVE BREAK

March 23 - 27, 2015

Join us this winter for service benefitting local non profits and communities in the Sacramento Region.  Register online to volunteer one or more days.  Shift time, location, and description of work will be forthcoming. 

  • Wellspring Women's Center
  • Oak Park SOL Community Garden


Alternative Break, a collaborative project sponsored by Sacramento State's Community Engagement Center and Associated Student, Inc. A-Team, offers Sacramento State students an alternative option for academic breaks.