Be Part of the Impact

Be part of the impact with the Student Experience Office’s Alternative Spring Break program! Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an extraordinary service-learning program which connects students to national and international partners, enabling them to engage in meaningful community service and critical reflection, while also developing a better understanding of their roles as global citizens. Our trip for this year will take students to Guatemala over the winter Reading Week from February 17 to 24.

Applications for Team Leaders and Participants close on October 25th at 12:00 PM

ASB Team Leader

Reporting to the Student Development and Community Outreach Coordinator, Team Leaders should be full-time Carleton University undergraduate students who will work in cooperation with two Team Advisors and, one other Team Leader, to guide up to 10 Student Participants through the ASB program. Team Leaders will assist with various aspects of the ASB program including, but not limited to recruitment and selection of Student Participants, training and development of Student Participants, supporting fundraising initiatives, and program evaluation. Team Leaders will prepare for these activities through training and office hours completed over the academic year. Team Leaders will act as representatives of the Student Experience Office and Carleton University throughout the partner community experience. They will be positive role models and mentors for Student Participants; supporting students in their learning and personal development by providing guidance and feedback.

Team Leader Position Description

ASB Participant

Alternative Spring Break Participants will actively prepare for their reading week experience by attending pre-departure sessions, conducting research, participating in local community-engaged learning, and fundraising for their trip. Alternative Spring Break Participants will represent the Student Experience Office and Carleton University throughout the reading week experience. They will be positive role models for fellow participants and other Carleton University students.

Participant Position Description

Important Dates and Deadlines

Below, please see a list of key dates that all ASB applicants should keep in mind when applying.

  • Team Leader and Advisor Training: November 5, 2023, from – 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Pre-departure #1: November 11, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Fundraising event: Silent Auction: November 29 to 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Fundraising event: ASB Delivers on January 17, 2024
  • Pre-departure #2: January 27, 2024, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • Pre-departure #3: February 10, 2024, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • ASB Experience: February 17th – 24th, 2024
  • Post Departure: March 2 from 9:30 am- 1:30 pm

For more information about funding available to ASB participants and Team Leaders, click here.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting applications for ASB 2023/2024