Be a Site Leader

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Alternative Spring Break depends completely on the hard work, ideas and energy of the students involved. If you care about community issues, are committed to student involvement in them and want to be a leader in providing positive community experiences for others, this is for you!

Successful ASB site leaders guide their teams in learning and reflection and effectively manage day-to-day tasks such as communication with site contacts and financial record-keeping. Their work begins in the fall and continues through the break. Site Leaders attend a mandatory retreat and regular meetings to help build leadership skills. Previous experience with ASB is preferred but not required.

As a Site Leader, you will:

  • Participate in training
    • Attend the mandatory two-day Site Leader Retreat 
    • Attend mandatory site leader Education and Training meetings, held Sunday evenings, 7-8:30p.m. weekly during the fall and winter semesters
  • Make preparations for your trip before the break
    • Consult with contacts at your site throughout the fall and winter
    • Select participants for your group
    • Coordinate pre-break issue-related activities and education/training sessions for your group
    • Raise sufficient funds for the trip and keep your team’s financial records up-to-date
    • Maintain consistent and positive communication with the lead team, your co-site leader, and your participants
    • Find housing and other site related accommodations
  • Assist the ASB Lead Team with participant recruitment and public relations
  • Facilitate a positive, safe and educational experience for your team while on break
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