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

Dates: Sunday, March 8 - Friday, March 13
Locations: See below
Cost: $500
Jan. 21, 2015 – Application due (click here to apply)
Jan. 21, 2015 - $75 Deposit due
Feb. 4, 2015 – Final Payment of $425 due

Questions? E-mail

Portland, Oregon
The Portland service experience will be focused on several themes based upon the culture of Portland-sustainability, green transportation, connection of the environment with our lives, organic food production-from farm to the plate, and the pure beauty of nature. There will be different volunteering opportunities each day including a trail clean-up/beautification, food bank service, working at the Children’s Book Bank, and other service projects that reflect the culture of Portland. Volunteers should expect to spend a portion of their break outdoors as well as potentially working to repair homes or sort building supplies.

San Francisco, California
The San Francisco trip is focused on being able to help all aspects of San Francisco. Each day we will visit an organization based on the environment, health, food, or animals. Some projects will include gardening, beach clean-ups, cooking, serving and packaging food at a food bank, and assisting animals in shelters. Our goal is to expose our participants to as many need-heavy aspects of San Francisco while also letting them experience the rich culture of the city.

Austin, Texas
The Austin trip will be centered around acts of service located in the Austin community centered around sustainability, beautifying the environment, working with people living without homes, and comforting/caring for animals. A group of fourteen volunteers will be participating in hands on service activities that will change each day.

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.

Devils in Disguise will be held on Saturday, March 28th, from 9 AM-1 PM. Sites will depart from all four ASU campuses + Lake Havasau.

ASU Students who want to Volunteer:
To register for a project, please visit - you will be able to register for any of our 40+ service projects going on that morning, at the ASU Campus location of your choice. Signup is divided by ASU campus and is clearly marked on VolunteerMatch.

Student Organizations interested in Hosting a Project:
Devils in Disguise would not be able to function without the support of our ASU student leaders and student organizations. Each year, many student organizations dedicate their time to "host" a site for Devils in Disguise. Student leaders help with registration, directing students the morning of D.I.D., and assume a leadership role at the service projects they host. Any ASU student organization, housing community, fraternity/sorority or student group can be a host for D.I.D.

If you are interested in signing up to host a site for Devils in Disguise 2015, please click here.

Non-Profits Interested in Hosting a Service Project:
Devils in Disguise connects ASU students with meaningful service opportunities the Valley. We partner with 50 + sites to carry out this largest day of ASU service annually. If you are interested in having our students volunteer at your site for Devils in Disguise, please click here.

Please note we are looking for service projects in proximity to all four ASU locations, that can accommodate a minimum of 25 students and up to 100 students.

Important Reminders:

  • Please remember to wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you would not mind getting dirty for all service projects.
  • Buses will depart from each campus promptly at 9:30 AM. Please make sure to arrive for registration at your respective campus no later the 9 AM, as this is our largest day of service and check-in time may be lengthened.
  • All ASU student volunteers and student leaders will receive t-shirts & sunglasses as a thank you for participating. T-shirts will be distributed prior to D.I.D. by each campus. More details to come.
  • A light breakfast will be provided at all four ASU campuses. Pizza/soda will be provided for lunch to all volunteers.
  • Each campus will host their own after-party entertainment when volunteers return to campus. Please look on the VolunteerMatch website for more details regarding the entrainment hosted by your respective campus.

Any questions about Devils in Disguise? Please reach out to

If you are interested in being a part of the Devils in Disguise Student Committee, please reach out to

We hope to see you all there. Go Devils!

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: