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Get out the Vote  

Two Sac State volunteers help with voter canvassing in low-voter turnout neighborhoods.

 SOL Community Garden

 Sac State volunteers participated in gardening projects to help beautify the Oak Park SOL Community Garden.

Are you a Sac State student looking for a different kind of winter/spring break experience?  Then check out Sac State Alternative Break.  We offer opportunities to volunteer with local, community-based organizations.

During Sac State Alternative Break, participants provide much needed services to diverse communities, while helping students build skills and develop great friendships.

Alternative Break is a flexible commitment. You can choose to work from one day to all week, depending on your availability. We hope you consider working with us the whole week.

All majors and experience levels welcome.

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Join us this spring, Monday, March 20th to Thursday, March 23rd. The Community Engagement Center will be partnering with Sac State Sustainability, American River Parkway Foundation and ASI Peak Adventures to pick up litter along the American River Parkway and work on campus sustainability projects, such as mulching, cleaning up debris and trash, maintaing the rain gardens and Arboretum, and building a community garden. Lunch and a t-shirt will be provided to all volunteers who register online. More information will be provided via email. The following are the dates and shift times for Alternative Break.

Monday: Campus Sustainability Project 8:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday: Campus Sustainability Project 12:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesday: Keep the American River Beautiful 12:30pm-4:30pm

Thursday: Keep the American River Beautiful 8:30am-12:30pm

Lunch will be provided by Associated Students, Inc. A-Team.


Alternative Break Photo Gallery

Spring Alternative Break 2016:

Monday, March 21st to Friday, March 25th 

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Spring Alternative Break 2015:

Monday, March 23rd to Friday, March 27th, 7:00 AM - Noon: Wellspring Women's Center

This image is linked to a photo album for the Alternative Break Wellspring Women's Center eventWellspring Women's Center provides women and children free healthy meals in a safe environment Monday through Friday. Students who volunteered helped prepare and serve food to the community and volunteered at the Kids Corner.



Monday, March 23rd to Friday, March 27th, 2015, 1pm - 5pm - Oak Park SOL Community Garden

This image is linked to a photo album for the Alternative Break Oak Park SOL Community Garden event​Oak Park SOL Community Garden is a neighborhood garden that needs some assistance.  Students volunteering for Alternative Break helped create a new Welcome area, planted fresh flowers, created a Children's Garden and built an outdoor kitchen for the community of Oak Park to enjoy.


Click here to view all the photo albums prior to Spring 2015.