Before signing up for a trip, be sure you read the FAQs to know what is required of you as a participant. For those of you that are FAB veterans, there have been some new changes this year! For information about scholarships, please visit the FAQs
2016-2017 Florida Alternative Breaks Trips
to sign up for a Florida Alternative Breaks trip,
please visit the Brown Center for Leadership and Service
located on the second level the Reitz Union.
Winter Trips (December 16-20)
Refugee Resettlement - 0 Spots Left!
New American Pathways
Newly-arrived refugees, who represent a wide range of cultures and languages, are under tremendous pressure to adapt quickly to American life and culture. Within a few short months, they are expected to speak English, find sustainable employment, enroll their children in school, and understand the complexities of the American health care system, government programs, the school system, and social services. Lend a hand to an organization that builds trust and personal relationships to help refugees to become established new Americans.
Engaging the Aging - 0 spots left!
A.G Rhodes Health Care Center
A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab provides expert and compassionate rehabilitation therapy and residential care to seniors in metro Atlanta. Resident’s physical, social and psychological well-being is their chief concern. Students will begin their service at the Wesley Woods location for the first two days, and end in the Atlanta location. Volunteer activities include but not limited to resident visitations, activities (BINGO, art, games), and music therapy class support.
MLK Weekend Trips (January 13-16)
Environmental Preservation- 0 Spots Left!
St. Marks, FL
Florida Trail Association
The Florida Trail contains many gaps, and is not permanently protected from urban encroachment, loss of access, and illegal use. Participants will conduct trail maintenance on part of the trail. Basic trail maintenance using hand tools provided by the Florida Trail Association. Students will hike the trail at the end of the trip and see all the work they have accomplished.
Farmworkers’ Rights- 0 Spots left!
Farm Worker’s Association of Florida, Hope Community Center
Hope Community Center is a service learning community dedicated to the empowerment of Central Florida’s immigrant and working poor communities through Education, Advocacy and Spiritual Growth. Students will work in the field and get to know the community to establish a connection. Students will become allies of support with the community and learn the policies and programs that have been established to protect them.
Spring Weekend Trips (March 4-7)
Spring Week Trips (March 4-11)
Children with Disabilities - 0 spots left!
Camp Royall is the nation’s oldest and largest camp program for people on the autism spectrum, serving individuals on the autism spectrum and their families year round. Participants will help with duties like office work and repairs and help host a minicamp where campers come for a weekend of fun and provide a weekend of respite to their families.
Community Development -0 spots left!
Habitat for Humanity
The SEC Compact is an Alternative Break partnership between five Southeastern Conference schools in which each school will send one trip to the same service site. Help build or renovate houses for those who need housing assistance and also get to know the community you are giving back to!
Civil Rights -0 spots left!
Lutheran Services of Georgia
Lutheran Services of Georgia's work is focused on promoting services that help thousands of refugees each year on the path to citizenship achieve economic self-sufficiency, integrate successfully into their new communities and country, enhance the stability, wellness, and health of this population in Atlanta. Volunteers are an integral, valuable part of what makes their work possible. Students will provide newly arrived refugee families with friendship and assistance through cultural exchange and service. Volunteer activities include visiting refugee families, assisting refugee adults to prepare for their first US job, and help with apartment set up/storage clean up.
Spring Week International Trips (March 4-11)
Education Inequity - $1,350 : 0 spots left!
Miguel Angel Asturias Academy
Learn about differences and techniques of education used in other countries with our abroad service trip over Spring Break. Work with elementary school children in a classroom environment, as well as their teachers.
Agroecology - $1,350 : 0 Spots Left!
Participants will live and work on an agro-ecological farm. They will be involved in many different aspects of a self-sufficient farm. The work will include construction, feeding the animals, planting seeds, soil conservation, maintenance of medicinal plants, using and producing organic fertilizer, maintaining the spring-water wells, and harvesting crops.
*If you have any questions about the trips please email FABdirector@leadershipandservice.ufl.edu
Florida Alternative Breaks (FAB) offers the opportunity to do service in a location outside of Gainesville while learning about a particular issue in-depth and creating lasting friendships with your fellow trip members. Although participation in a FAB trip is very rewarding, it also requires commitment and dedication from all involved. Read the FAQ section to learn about expectations and responsibilities for FAB participants.