You can apply online
for any of the alternative breaks listed below.
If you have questions, contact Rachel DiDomizio
Community Building with Oglala Lakota Nation Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota March 9-15
Cost: $600 Re-Member
is a non-profit organization that works with the Oglala Lakota Nation on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. Established in 1998, Re-Member seeks to improve the quality of life of those living on the reservation through relationships, shared resources, and volunteer services.
Volunteers throughout the country travel to Pine Ridge to rebuild relationships, homes, and lives of those living there. A week there will help the organization develop and enlarge its growing circle of advocates who are willing to stand in solidarity with the Lakota people on Pine Ridge. Volunteers will help rebuild and repair homes in this impoverished community, while learning about the Lakota culture. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our country’s treatment of the Native people in the past years and repair the broken pieces of this relationship.
Relationship Building with Pathfinder Village Edmeston, New York March 11-15
Cost: $50 Pathfinder Village
is looking for a few volunteers to spend the week on their campus working with their residents. Pathfinder is a community that serves individuals with Down syndrome through a day school as well as evening programming. They would like their residents and day guests to have the opportunity to get to know some folks from outside their small community.
Students selected to participate may be asked to do a day or two of work (manual labor) in the Village and then spend a day or two at the school working with the students and enrichment/recreational staff.