Bear Boots on the Ground: Alternative Breaks

               

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your next break?

Be a part of Bear Boots on the Ground!


Winter Break Hurricane Michael Relief

Where: Panama City, Florida (UPDATE! We have shifted our location to Florida due to a higher need for volunteers.)

When: December 15-21, 2018 (Departing 8:30 pm on December 15th)

What: Volunteers will work with SEND Relief to assist with indoor and outdoor clean-up of areas affected by Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 Storm.

Help Needed: 52 Volunteers

Cost: $60 ($30 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot)

What’s Included:

  • Transportation
  • Shared Lodging (sleeping bag required)
  • Most Meals

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Spring Break Mississippi River Clean-Up

Where: Memphis, Tennessee

When: March 17-22, 2019

What: Volunteers will work with the organization Living Lands & Waters to clean up the Mississippi River and learn about river conservation

Help Needed: 52 Volunteers

Cost: $145 ($30 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot)

What’s Included:

  • Transportation
  • Shared Lodging (Hotel)
  • Some Meals

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Full Scholarships Available!

Click here to apply for scholarships.

Scholarship Applications are due by December 19. Living Lands and Waters handles this scholarship application process. Here is their website for more information. Please be sure to register with UCA in the link above (even if you plan to apply for a scholarship) to ensure you will have a seat reserved with UCA.


Spring Break Hurricane Maria Relief

Where: Puerto Rico

When: March 15-22, 2019

What: Volunteers will work with the organization Community Collaborations International to support long-term restoration of residences, parks, and natural areas destroyed by flooding during Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 storm that hit in September of 2017.

Help Needed: 9 Volunteers

Cost: $1100 ($150 non-refundable deposit required to secure your spot)

What’s Included:

  • Airfare and Ground Transportation
  • Liability Insurance
  • Shared Lodging (sleeping bag required)
  • Most Meals
  • Educational and Recreational Activities

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Bear Boots on the Ground is jointly supported by SGA, Student Services, Outreach & Community Engagement, and the President’s Office.
Questions? Email volunteer@uca.edu!

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