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2018 Alternative Spring Break Participant Application
Alternative Spring Break is a free week long service-learning program for students to explore social issues through meaningful service, education, and reflection. Strong leadership skills, the ability to work well with others, and a commitment to service are essential characteristics for trip participants. Through an intensive and rewarding week-long interaction, ASB 2018 aims to provide an enriching service and leadership experience for its participants and partners.

Please click the link below to review trip leader role and expectations.

ASB will be March 24-31
ASB Participant applications due: February 5
Please email Kathryn Wheatley, if you have any questions about the application process.

Email address *
First name *
Your answer
Last name *
Your answer
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) *
Your answer
Your answer
Your answer
Year at RISD *
Major *
Your answer
Phone number *
Your answer
Do you have a driver's license? *
If yes, are you comfortable learning how to drive the 12 seat van to help with the transportation? *
Please give an estimate on the number of hours you will be able to commit to ASB per week. *
This time includes all hours, including meetings, participating in fundraising events and other aspects of planning.
Less than 3 hours
3-6 hours
6-10 hours
10-15 hours
Have you attended any past ASB projects at RISD? *
Please share about experiences with volunteering and community service. *
Your answer
What do you hope to participating in an Alternative Spring Break trip? *
Your answer
Describe your experience in working with people from different backgrounds than your own. Tell us about a time when you were faced with diverse opinions and perspectives. How did you respond to these differences?
Your answer
What social justice issues are you most passionate about?
Please place a number preference next to the trip theme that you are most interested in. Note* You may selected multiple categories as your top interest.
1 (Most interest)
Immigration/Refugee Issues
Food Insecurity and Poverty Issues
A successful ASB requires every member of the team to be very committed. Please only apply if you are able to help out with fundraising and planning in the months before ASB, as well as attend the entire duration of the project. (3/24 - 4/1). *
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