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Alternative Break Leader Applications

2015-2016 Alternative Break Leader applications are CLOSED! Check back soon for more information on how you can get involved in the upcoming school year.

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Volunteer Emory is excited to offer a diversity of leadership experiences this year in our Alternative Break program.

As Volunteer Emory aims to help get students out of the "Emory Bubble", the Volunteer Emory student staff and Alternative Break leaders work work diligently to create new opportunities for Emory students to explore social justice in various frameworks of understanding.

Written applications will be due April 15th, with interviews taking place April 19th-21st. Decisions will be released by April 23rd.

The application can be accessed here. For descriptions of each specific position, see below.

If you have any questions, please contact the 2015-16 Student Directors for Alternative Breaks, Manasa Bhatta and Desiree Harvey.

Job Descriptions:

Volunteer Emory Co-Lead:

As a Co-Lead with a Volunteer Emory Staff member, you will assist with leading an Alternative Fall, Winter International, Spring or Weekend trip in conjunction with a Volunteer Emory student staff member. The Alternative Break will focus on service learning, including education about and reflection on, a specific social justice topic that you and your Volunteer Emory co-lead will decide upon. You will assist with the creation, planning, promotion, fundraising for and implementation of the Alternative Break by working with the Volunteer Emory Alternative Break team. Applications will be open to all Emory University students. Destinations can be within one full day of travel time from Emory University.

Student Organization Leader:

As a Leader for a Student Organization, you will assist with leading a weekend service trip in conjunction with another peer or member of your organization. The Alternative Break will focus on service learning, including education about and reflection on a specific social justice topic related to your organization. While Volunteer Emory will provide the framework for the creation, planning and implementation of the service weekend, the organization will be responsible for the bulk of the fundraising and promotion of the service weekend. In exchange for working with the Volunteer Emory Alternative Break team over the summer and fall semesters Volunteer Emory will provide some funding to offset the costs of the service weekend. Half of the spots on the service weekend would be reserved for members of the organization, while the rest of the application spots would be open to all Emory University students. Destinations can be within three hours of travel time from Emory University.

Lead with a Peer:

As a Leader, you will assist with leading a weekend service trip in conjunction with another peer who is not on Volunteer Emory's student staff. The Alternative Break will focus on service learning, including education about and reflection on a specific social justice topic related to an area of interest that you have. You will work with the Volunteer Emory alternative break team, which will provide the framework for the creation, planning and implementation of the service weekend. The co-leads will be responsible for the bulk of the fundraising and promotion of the service weekend. In exchange for working with the Volunteer Emory Alternative Break team Volunteer Emory will provide a contribution to offset the costs of the service weekend. Applications will be open to all Emory University students. Destinations can be within three hours of travel time from Emory University.