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

Lodging Update: Volunteers will be housed in shared dormitories at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat.

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Spring Break: Conservation Work in Memphis–PRICE REDUCED!

Where: Memphis, Tennessee

When: March 17-21, 2019

What: Volunteers will work with the organization Living Lands & Waters on conservation efforts and a Mississippi River cleanup. This is a great opportunity to learn about river watershed health. Students will have 5-6 hours of service each day with a lunch break in between. Our arrival day and each evening of the trip will allow for free time for students to explore Downtown Memphis, try local BBQ, and hear some the Blues culture.

Learn more about this program here!

Help Needed: 30 Volunteers

Cost: REDUCED! $50

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 30, 2019

Please note: All registration fees are due by January 30, 2019

What’s Included:

  • Transportation
  • Shared Lodging (Hotel)
  • Most meals

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Spring Break Hurricane Maria Relief

Where: Puerto Rico

When: March 16-22, 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)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 30, 2019

Please Note: All registration fees are due by January 30, 2019

What’s Included:

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

This trip has reached capacity.

Sign up for our waitlist here.

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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!

Can’t make the trip? Help others students go by donating!