The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement and Elon Volunteers! offer students the chance to take their love of service on the road! Planned and led by student volunteers, these trips allow students to face pressing social issues in the national and international community.
Want to learn more? Contact individual Trip Coordinators below to get more information about each trip. Applications are available during the fall semester of each school year.
Scholarships are available on a limited basis through the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. Contact us for more information.
Interested in proposing a new trip? Download the Trip Proposal Form and submit it to the Kernodle Center in Moseley 230.
Environmental Issues (Turtle Island): Volunteer with an environmentally sustainable nature preserve in North Carolina and learn about the way residents live.
Community Development (Appalachian Mountains): Work with a variety of projects and partners to enrich rural communities in Western NC.
Education Disparities (Eastern North Carolina): Work to build capacity, promote health, and increase access to education in a community of migrant and seasonal farm workers.
Disaster Relief (New York): Continue to support disaster response efforts in the New York area after Superstorm Sandy.
Hunger & Homelessness (Washington, DC): Volunteer with DC Central Kitchen, a partner with the Campus Kitchen at Elon, learning about the issues of hunger & homelessness in our nation's capital.
Urban Poverty (Atlanta): Volunteer with agencies that serve the variety of populations in Atlanta's culture-rich environment.
Housing Rehabilitation & Disaster Relief (New Orleans): Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans to help repair damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Rural Education & Poverty (Jamaica): Tutor elementary school children while doing additional building and repair projects in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.
Affordable Housing (Dominican Republic): Work to construct a house with the local community.
Youth Development (Guatemala): Volunteer with underprivileged youth through a local organization aiming to rehabilitate, educate, and reintigrate children living on the street.
Community Gardens and Youth Development (Nicaragua): Serve a rural community and work to promote access to healthy local foods.
Rural Education and Youth Development(Malawi, Africa): Located in Southeastern Africa, Malawi offers a range of volunteer opportunities. The trip will include time spent in a rural village and time in one of the major cities. Volunteer activities in the past have included construction, agricultural projects, and working with an organization that serves street children.
Note: The Kernodle Center aims for trip costs of $500 or less for domestic and $1,200 or less for international. When posted, estimated costs include airfare, lodging, food, and program costs. Once participants reach their destination, they will not need to pay for anything related to the itinerary. Participants may want spending money for things like gifts or snacks.
For questions about the Alternative Breaks program, please contact Evan Small at email@example.com.