AWOL's first Alternative Weekend is just around the corner! These weekend trips are wonderful opportunities to get involved in your local community! This trip will be September 30th in Sioux City, IA. The cost is only $5! Please apply at https://tinyurl.com/altweekend Also, if you haven't applied for our Winter and Spring week-long trips, you still have … Continue reading Alternative Weekend on Sept. 30th!
AWOL's first Alternative Weekend break is going to Sioux City, IA to work with the Community Action Agency. We will be doing yard work, painting, and learning about their organization's community impact and engagement. This service-learning opportunity takes place on September 30th and only costs $5! This is a great way to check out AWOL … Continue reading Alternative Weekend
AWOL week-long trip applications are now open!!! Our applications for winter and spring break are available from August 28th-September 18th! Please apply at https://tinyurl.com/AWOLapplication The application process begins with the initial application that asks for basic contact information, trip preferences, and a few short answer questions. After that, each application is assigned a random number and … Continue reading Trip Applications Are Open!
The 2017 AWOL Serve and Learn was huge success! We had eight freshmen join us, and together we focused on food insecurity in Vermillion. The freshmen and their site leaders served the community by doing yardwork at the Main Street Center, picking sweet corn at Heikes Family Farms, and moving food from Jolly Elementary to … Continue reading 2017 AWOL Serve and Learn
AWOL would like to invite all incoming freshman to our annual Serve and Learn! Serve and Learn is a week-long, service-learning program where students move in early, spend time doing service around the Vermillion community, and have the opportunity to meet other freshman along with our site leaders! It will begin on Tuesday August 15th … Continue reading AWOL Serve and Learn
AWOL is excited to introduce our new executive board for the 2017-2018 Academic Year! President: Alexandria Logan Vice President of Site Leader Training: Hunter Burns Vice President of Site Leader Relations: Hailey Purves Secretary: Luke Smith Director of Community Events: Christian Pollema Director of Finance and Fundraising: Tamee Livermont Director of Food Recovery: Marisa Helm
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!