Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Spring Break program gives TWU students the opportunity to engage in service projects across the globe and impact the lives of those in need. Through partnerships with local organizations, TWU students immerse themselves with new cultures while doing hands-on volunteer work to improve local communities. These experiences challenge them to think critically and compassionately while taking meaningful actions to support a greater good. The skills, connections and growth the students make through the program are life changing and help further the mission of the University to truly be a Campus with a Heart. Trips are taken during TWU’s Spring Break period.

Alternative Spring Break

March 14 – March 18, 2022

Trip 1: Join us for a trip to Dinosaur Valley State Park! Volunteer to assist with trail upkeep, backcountry small construction projects, and mural painting projects. No prior project experience is required as we are all joining to learn together. We are excited to explore civic engagement through this environmental stewardship service experience.

Trip 2: Join us for a trip to the Arkansas River Valley! We will be working closely with a local elementary school on their AmeriCorps based school garden project. We will also be visiting a rural faith-based summer camp that provides underserved youth with summer camp experiences. At the camp, we will be working to repair bunk beds, paint the pool, and some other small construction projects. Join us to learn more about topics of food security and access to recreational activities for youth in rural communities.

Applications for the Spring 2022 trip are closed

For any questions, please contact Delaney Farris-Dyer.

A Series of Local Service

Join us for a series of service within the Denton community during the week of spring break. Three days of service at three different community organizations all focused on meeting hunger needs.

March 14: Shiloh Fields

March 15: Our Daily Bread

March 16: Denton Mobile Food Pantry

Follow-up Opportunity

March 23: TWU’s Mobile Food Pantry, hosted by the CARE Office

Deadline to sign-up is March 10, 2022
Mandatory Virtual Pre-Trip Meeting: March 8th, at 4pm

For any questions, please contact Delaney Farris-Dyer.

Past Trips

  • Disaster Relief & Community Engagement with Peninsula de Cantera - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Food Insecurity with Crossroads Community Services - Dallas, TX
  • Camp Summit, a barrier-free camp for the special needs population - Paradise, TX
  • Hurricane Relief Efforts with Project Cure - Houston, TX

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