What is the Role of Student Leaders?
Students lead our UMW Alternative Service Break programs, often in teams of two. Trip leaders work closely with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) staff to ensure that all experiences fulfill our mission. CCE staff help train and advise student trip leaders and support trip leaders as they develop trip itineraries and budgets and promote and recruit for the overall program. ASB trips always include a UMW staff member who travels with the group, acts as a chaperone on the trip, and manages the UMW credit card. This staff person usually meets with the larger ASB group in the month leading up to the trip.
Become an ASB Trip Leader
ASB trip leaders plan and lead each alternative break trip, juggling varied and exciting responsibilities including recruiting participants, planning itineraries, and facilitating reflection. You may also find yourself creating travel playlists, shopping for large tubs of peanut butter, and driving University vans to the worksite. There is a lot to do, and we need your help!
Applications to become an ASB trip leader open in the spring. Join our Alternative Break portal on myUMW if you would like to receive an announcement when we open applications for becoming a trip leader.