Although their campaign has concluded, if you would still like to make a donation to Alternative Break, you may always do so here.
What is the Alternative Break?
The Alternative Break program, a division of the Office of PittServes, provides students with the opportunity to serve communities during their Spring Break. By removing students from campus, we create an opportunity for students to see how they and others are affected by the social, economic and political forces.
Our goal is to get students involved in various service-based projects that address social and environmental issues locally, nationally, and globally. The service does not stop when students return to campus, because we are able to work with students and direct their passion towards organizations and community partners within the Pitt and Pittsburgh community.
Over the years, the Alternative Break has provided both local and domestic Spring Break trips. This year we expanded our programming to include more opportunities, which include Fall Break programming and an international trip to Quito, Ecuador. Our goal is to provide more opportunities for students.
To do this, we need to reduce the largest barrier to them: the cost. Your donation through EngagePitt will go directly to the students by providing scholarships and covering program costs like housing, food, and travel.
Check out some photos from past projects:
Connect with PittServes
There are plenty of opportunities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community. To find out more go to pittserves.pitt.edu. You can also join us on social media by going to @PittServes on Twitter and Instagram and liking our Facebook page by going to Facebook.com/PittServes.
To find out about volunteer opportunities within the Pitt community, sign up for an account through the PittServes Volunteer Portal by heading to volunteer.pitt.edu.