AWOL is excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual Serve and Learn from Tuesday, August 16th through Friday, August 19th for incoming Freshman interested in service-learning! This is a great opportunity to learn about Vermillion, move in early, and meet other incoming Freshman along with current AWOL members. The cost is only $50 for four … Continue reading Serve and Learn 2016!
Our April alternative weekend is quickly approaching! This April, we will be providing service to the Omaha community by working with the Heartland Family Service. Join us Friday, April 22nd through Saturday, April 23rd as we build a community garden with individuals from the Youth Links Facility and Intergenerational Campus. Transportation, meals, snacks, and housing will … Continue reading April Alternative Weekend
This past week, AWOL sent five trips to locations in the United States to participate in service learning. Our trips went to Baltimore, MD, Pine Ride, SD, Rosebud, SD, Moab, UT, and Sauk Centre, MN and performed 30 to 40 hours of service while learning about the community and social issue in each area. Here are some … Continue reading USD AWOL Takes on Spring Break
Our March alternative weekend is quickly approaching! This coming Saturday, March 19th we will be heading to Yankton, SD to work with Habitat for Humanity. Service is from 9am to 5pm, and will include preparing a home for occupancy. No experience is required! Transportation, lunch and snacks will be provided! To sign up, click here! For more … Continue reading March Alternative Weekend
On February 27th, seven USD students attended a weekend trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, working with the homeless and learning about poverty in the Sioux Falls community. We arrived in Sioux Falls around 9:30 at Kmart to help load up cribs/mattresses to take to the Teddy Bear Den. Once we arrived at the Teddy Bear Den … Continue reading Alternative Weekend Recap
We are so excited to announce that our first alternative weekend of the spring semester is ready to take on participants, and we want YOU! The alternative weekend is a day trip to Sioux Falls, SD on Saturday, February 27th. We will be working with the Teddy bear Den and the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, … Continue reading February Alternative Weekend
This is my third year participating in an AWOL Winter Break trip and yet I am still in awe over how amazing of an experience I had on my trip. My group (10 participants, 2 site leaders, and 1 Graduate Assistant) volunteered at the most magical place on earth- Give Kids the World. Give Kids … Continue reading AWOL Winter Break Orlando Recap
Location: Dallas, TX Site Leaders: Allison Kellen & Sage Kipfer Community Partners; City Square & Senior Care Health & Rehabilitation Center City Square: We created hygiene and food packs, worked at a thrift store, and a food pantry. Homelessness is a huge issue in Dallas, and City Square strives to help them in every way … Continue reading AWOL Winter Break Dallas Recap
In Springfield, MO, we worked with several different community partners with various missions in order to get a feel for the needs of the community as a whole. Our theme centered around social disorganization. We worked with Habitat for Humanity, where we split our time between two new constructions and working at their ReStore. We … Continue reading AWOL Winter Break Springfield Recap
Our Spring Break applications are now open! We will be sending five trips March 5th - 12th, 2016. These trips will be focusing on Indigenous People, Environment, Health, and Education. For more information about these trips, and the potential trip locations, check out our Spring Break Trips 2016 tab! To apply today, click here! Applications will be … Continue reading Spring Break Applications Now Open!