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Alternative Spring Break Trips 2014
Spending your spring break making a difference and experience a life-changing trip with your fellow students. Below are ASU sponsored and national trips designed for students to have fun and volunteer!

2014 ASU Sponsored Spring Break Trips

Dates: Sunday, March 9th - Friday, March 14th
Locations: Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Nashville, TN and New Orleans, LA
Cost: $250 - $500
More information, visit: here. Questions, email

National Alternative Break Opportunities

2014 United Way Alternative Spring Break
For more than seven years, United Way has provided students with an opportunity to give back during their spring break. Through this unique collaboration between United Way and Deloitte, nearly 2,500 students have traded in their swim suits for tool belts and participated in Alternative Spring Break in dozens of communities across the country, contributing more than 77,000 hours of volunteer service. In 2011 alone, nearly 500 students provided 13,500 hours of service valued at more than $288,300.
United Way ASB: Washington, DC - March 9-15;
United Way ASB: Baltimore, MD - March 9-15;
United Way ASB: San Francisco - March 9-15;

Past Events:
  • Habitat for Humanity - Long Beach, California
  • San Diego Variety of Nonprofit Locations, San Diego, California
  • YMCA Camp Campbell Science Program - San Jose, California
  • Urban Plunge at Cholla Middle School – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Innovative Breaks - Six Flags, Californina
  • Habitat for Humanity Spring Break– El Paso, Texas
  • United Way Alternative Break - Tucson, Arizona
  • Urban Plunge at Cholla Middle School – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Innovative Breaks – Grand Canyon, Arizona
  • Habitat for Humanity Spring Break– Long Beach, California
  • Boys and Girls Club – Mesa, Arizona
  • Innovative Breaks – Grand Canyon, Arizona
For more information, email:
Devils in Disguise

Join hundreds of fellow Sun Devils as they participate in the largest student-organized day of service! Sponsored by Changemaker Central, Devils in Disguise invites students from across the university to commit one morning to service during this annual event. Students will volunteer at nonprofit and government agencies across the Valley, completing hundreds of service hours simultaneously.

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

9:00am – 1:00pm

Registration is now open! Click here to register!

If your club or student organization is interested in being involved in Devils in Disguise 2014, sign up here. We will be meeting weekly during the spring semester to plan this event. Join us on Wednesdays at 6pm in the Memorial Union on the Tempe Campus. See below for dates and meeting locations.

2/26/2014 Wed MU 246 Coconino
3/05/2014 Wed MU 246 Coconino
3/19/2014 Wed MU 246 Coconino
3/26/2014 Wed MU 246 Coconino
Changemaker Central Service Events

Fall Service Plunge
Occurring on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday in September, Fall Service Plunge is a great way to kick-off the semester. You will have an opportunity to meet other service-minded Sun Devils during this day of service.

National Make a Difference Day
Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

Give Thanks by Giving Back
This is culminating event of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Spend the Saturday before Thanksgiving doing community service and making a difference!

MLK Day of Service
Join us for a powerful day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers across the country donate their time to make a difference on this Monday to make it a day on instead of a day off.

Red, White and Serve
On the second Saturday in February, show your patriotism by serving your community!

Devils in Disguise
Occurring the second Saturday in March, this is the largest community service event for students, by students!

Alternative Spring Break Trips
Spend your spring break giving back! ASU offers several exciting trips over spring break for students to both have fun and volunteer!

Nonprofit Internships
If you are looking to complete a nonprofit internship:

  1. Visit Sun Devil Career Link: and search under Jobs, Internships & Interviews Position type: Unpaid or Paid Internship. Select more options for industry tab and select: Nonprofit
  2. Speak with internship advisor though your college. Info can be found on their college websites. For list:
  3. Contact nonprofits and share your interest in conducting an internship with them. For a list of nonprofits, click here
Additional Opportunities
Find more service opportunities and resources by visiting the websites below:
  • HandsOn Greater Phoenix
    HandsOn Greater Phoenix is an affiliate of HandsOn Network, an innovative alliance of volunteer organizations working to build community through service and civic engagement across the United States, UK and abroad.
  • Idealist A "global clearinghouse of nonprofit and volunteering resources", offering a directory of volunteer opportunities and other resources.
  • The Phoenix Philanthropists
    The Phoenix Philanthropists is an organization of people which values, promotes and performs philanthropic efforts and acts of kindness. We create a positive, welcoming environment for all ages and socio-economic backgrounds to participate in supporting philanthropic endeavors throughout the greater Phoenix metro area.
    An online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own. America's foundation will be built one community at a time -- and it starts with you.
  • Service Leader
    A volunteer management and community engagement online resources.
  • ServiceNation
    ServiceNation is a campaign to increase service opportunities and elevate service as a core ideal and problem-solving strategy in our society.
  • SERVEnet
    Users can enter their zip code, city, skills, interests, and availability and be matched with organizations needing help.
  • United Way of America
    The national service and training center supporting member United Ways by helping them pursue dual strategies of adding value to the community and conducting cost-effective, donor oriented fund raising to increase financial resources.
  • Volunteer Match
    VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Volunteers may search thousands of one-time and ongoing opportunities by ZIP code, category, and date.
  • Youth Service America
    A resource center and premier alliance of 200+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or globally.
Student Service Clubs
Service student organizations are a great way to get involved on a weekly basis, great lasting friendships and build your leadership skills. For a list of service organizations on your campus, visit: Use keyword “service” and/or “soc awareness” to find clubs and student organizations that you can join who are dedicated to serving the community.

Highlighted student organizations:

Innovative Breaks on the Downtown Campus – Innovative Breaks a service based organization that focuses on doing at least one service project a month that is beneficial to the community. Their biggest project takes place during spring break called Alternative Spring Break. For more information, Visit:

Sigma Chi Sigma Service Co-ed Fraternity on the Polytechnic Campus – This organization was founded by a dedicated group of students at the Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus in 2009 on the principles of service to fellow students, faculty, staff, and to the campus community as a whole. For more information, visit:

Students United Regarding Volunteering and Enrichment (SURVE) on the West campus - SURVE’s mission is to serve the community as a team through various service projects and create fun events on ASU’s West campus, in which all ASU students can participate! This organization strives to create an environment of learning, achievement, and fun so that students may get to know new people and make a difference in their community. For more information, contact

Student United Way (SUW) on the Tempe Campus - SUW mobilizes students to improve their local communities by giving, advocating and volunteering in the areas of education, income and health. For more information, visit: