The applications for the executive board and site leading positions are now open! They close March 29th. Executive Board: The leadership positions within the AWOL program require a serious year-long commitment including training, weekly meetings, participant development sessions, public relations, fundraising events and frequent reporting for funding sources. Meetings and training are mandatory; a relatively open … Continue reading Executive Board and Site Leader Applications are Open!
Join us for our Spring Pancake Feed on March 23rd from 5-7pm at the Vermillion Armory. You can purchase tickets from Spring Break participants, through tabling in the MUC, or at the door! Tickets are $5, and all proceeds go to support our service-learning trips!
AWOL spent February 4-5, 2017 in Brookings, SD! 10 students spent Saturday working with ReStore, an organization with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the … Continue reading Alternative Weekend to Brookings, SD!
We will be hosting a Day of Service on Presidents' Day, February 20, 2017! Service for the day will be in Vermillion and Yankton and will begin in the afternoon (12-1:00pm) and will run until the late-afternoon (4-5pm), depending on your assigned site. A finalized schedule will be sent out after you register and closer … Continue reading President’s Day Service Opportunity!!
There are 2 great opportunities to join a service-learning trip this summer! The application is now open for the AWOL summer break trip to Appalachia region focusing on community development and conservation and the MedLife mobile clinic trip to Ecuador! Applications close January 13, 2017. Details: The AWOL summer break Appalachia trip itinerary is still being … Continue reading MEDLIFE and Appalachia Trip
Please consider donating to our AWOL program through Razoo today! All donations go directly to our general fund. Fundraising makes a huge difference in our trip cost and can determine how many trips we can send each year! Please support our service learning trips that encourage students to become active citizens in their communities. Click … Continue reading Giving Tuesday
This month AWOL participants worked with SESDAC in Vermillion and Life Scape in Sioux Falls on an Alternative Weekend trip. These organizations work specifically with individuals that have disabilities and their families. The participants had the opportunity to assist these organizations by raking leaves and cleaning out gutters. They enjoyed working with a diverse volunteer … Continue reading November Alternative Weekend
On Friday October 15th, 14 students from USD attended an AWOL Alternative Weekend trip to Okoboji, Iowa. USD students were able to partake in volunteer work at a Humane Society and Camp Okoboji. The participants were able to experience a wide range of volunteer work from these two places. … Continue reading Alternative Weekend to Okoboji