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Staff/Faculty Partner Updates:

COVID-19 Information

Alternative Breaks programming is continually responding to U of U policies regarding public health and the University's response to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19.

That said, while we may not know exactly what Spring 2021 Alternative Breaks experiences will look like—whether we'll be sending out full, week-long, non-local breaks or adopting a modified version of AB experiences (see our AB Lite page as an example of the modifications we've made for the Fall 2020 semester)—we fully anticipate working with students to organize community engagement programs next spring. Whatever that work looks like, those students will need staff/faculty mentors to join them in the planning process.

We hope you'll consider applying to join the Spring 2021 AB Leadership Team and to be a part of our program's ongoing commitment to justice, student leadership, and wellness & resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please contact J Swanger, Alternative Breaks Program Manager, with any questions.

Info Sessions

Want to chat about the position before applying? Consider attending one of our virtual info sessions to chat with J (our Program Manager) and Colt (our student leader spearheading our recruitment efforts) on Zoom at any of the following dates/times:

  • Tuesday, July 21, 10:00-10:30am
  • Wednesday, July 22, 3:00-3:30pm
  • Thursday, July 30, 2:30-3:00pm
  • Friday, July 31, 12:00-12:30pm
  • Monday, August 3, 12:00-12:30pm
  • Friday, August 7, 11:30am-12:00pm
  • Monday, August 10, 1:00-1:30pm

No registration required! Join us using this link and the password "AltBreaks"

Become a Leader

There are many opportunities for University of Utah students, staff, and faculty members to become involved in Alternative Breaks. We depend strongly on volunteer leadership to sustain the program, build the team, and create quality Alt Breaks experiences.


Student Site Leaders

Applications to become a Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
Alternative Breaks Site Leader are open!

Applications for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Site Leaders are currently open to all students who have participated on an Alternative Break in the past. Applications for all 2020-2021 Site Leaders, as well as for positions on the AB Executive Board, are due by March 27, 2020. A full list of positions and responsibilities can be found in the application.

Apply to be an Alt Breaks Site Leader

Staff/Faculty Partners

Applications to serve as a Spring 2021 Alternative Breaks Staff/Faculty Partner are open!

If you're interested in joining our program, receiving a unique mentorship and community-engaged experience on campus, and exploring a topic of justice you're passionate about, consider applying to become a part of our 2020-2021 Leadership Team. Fall 2020 applications are now closed. Spring 2021 application are due August 10, 2020. More details and resources below!

APPLY TO BE A Staff/Faculty Partner

Last Updated: 11/9/20