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Idaho Commons 301

Physical Address:
875 Line Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2535
Moscow, ID 83844-2535

Phone: (208) 885-9442

Fax: (208) 885-6944

Email: volunteer@uidaho.edu

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Idaho Commons Room 302

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2535
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2535

Phone: 208-885-6331

Fax: 208-885-6944

Email: asui@uidaho.edu

Web: ASUI

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Idaho Commons Room 302

Physical Address:
875 Line Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2535
Moscow, ID 83844-2535

Phone: (208) 885-6331

Fax: (208) 885-6944

Email: getinvolved@uidaho.edu

Web: Strategic Plan

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Bruce M. Pitman Center, Third Floor

Physical Address:
709 Deakin Ave.
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4271
Moscow, ID 83844-4271

Phone: (208) 885-7825

Fax: (208) 885-2222

Email: tjtranchell@uidaho.edu

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Spring ASB

Spring ASB offers week-long regional trips based in the Pacific Northwest.

2016 Travel Dates

Saturday, March 12 - Saturday, March 19

How do I sign up?

Come to the Idaho Commons Whitewater Room at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Registration is first-come, first-served, and a line will form outside the door. We recommend coming early and having an idea of the top trips you wish to register for.

Cost

Cost is $150 for undergraduate students and $250 for graduate students. A $50 deposit is due (and goes toward the total cost of your trip) when you sign up. We prefer payment be made with credit/debit card, but we will also accept cash or check.

Leadership Applications

Student Leader Faculty/Staff Advisor

Introducing…Mystery Trips!

At the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action, we believe in issue-focused service that truly benefits our community partners. For this reason, we are offering two trips in which we will not release the location until the first meeting. This will provide the opportunity for you to choose a trip based on the service and not the location. If one of the mystery trip service descriptions connects with you, we urge you to participate in this once in a lifetime service opportunity.

Locations & Service Description

Vandals will serve with a community partner whose mission is to empower military veterans to grow food, communities and each other. They wish to end the isolation that leads to depression and suicide among veterans, and make sustainable agriculture the norm. The community partner has created a holistic solution to fighting the multitude of issues the veteran population faces and simultaneously empowers veterans to strengthen the incredibly important sustainable agriculture movement.

Refugees from all over the world have come to the United States. They have left their home countries to escape persecution, only to face new challenges when they arrive. The community partner Vandals will serve with has been resettling refugees from a variety of different continents since their inception 26 years ago. Serving on this trip will allow students to work with the community partner to better understand what this process entails and learn more about what refugees experience settling into a new home.

Vandals will service with Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, whose mission is to protect and enhance native ecosystems and compatible recreation in the Mt. Pisgah area. Work will center on growing native species in the group's beautiful 2-acre nursery and nurturing native ecosystems through habitat restoration projects that include removing invasive species and planting natives.

Location: Eugene, Oregon

This correctional institution primarily houses offenders sentenced under a retained jurisdiction sentence. Retained jurisdiction provides a sentencing alternative for courts to target offenders who might, after a period of programming and evaluation, be viable candidates for probation rather than incarceration. Vandals will assist in preparation for reentry of the inmates. Service will help inmates with pre-release career planning interviews, money management workshops and increasing communication, problem-solving, and relationship building skills.

Location: Cottonwood, Idaho

The mission of the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCEI) is to increase citizen involvement in decisions that affect our region’s environment. This trip will be the second time returning to Grangeville, Idaho, to work on preventing erosion the South Fork of the Clearwater River. Planting shrubs, trees and willows will help protect the Clearwater from erosion. On this trip, volunteers will get the opportunity to work with one of our closest community partners and get their hands dirty in the great Gem State.

Location: Grangeville, Idaho

Vandals will learn about the need for affordable housing both in southern Idaho and throughout the world. By working side-by-side with Habitat for Humanity families, participants will come to understand the difference an affordable home makes for families. Students will also see there are many reasons families struggle financially. Habitat families must perform many hours of sweat equity to be able to purchase a home. The families may be low income, but they are hardworking and more than deserving.

Location: Idaho Falls, Idaho

Countless Americans around the United States experience homelessness on any given night. Although accurate estimates are difficult to calculate, it is estimated that between 800 and 1,200 people in Boise, not including those who are currently at risk for losing their homes. This year we will be partnering with Boise Rescue Mission Ministries to help address this issue in the community. Participants will learn about contributing causes, what efforts are currently being made and how the city of Boise in particular is handling the situation.

Location: Boise, Idaho

Vandals will service with The Nature Conservancy whose mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. They are dedicated to incorporating volunteerism to help protect and restore Oregon’s critical habitats, while providing a worthwhile experience for their supporters. Volunteers will help out at the Camassia Natural Area, located just outside of Portland, Oregon. Camassia hosts extraordinary floral diversity, including rare plants and uncommon wetland and grassland communities. Volunteers will assist with a variety of activities, including re-chipping the hiking trails and pulling annual weeds.

Location: West Linn, Oregon

Vandals will serve with L’Arche Farm and Gardens. L’Arche provides meaningful farm and garden work to persons with developmental disabilities. Students will work alongside farm workers, whether assistant or volunteer, and be affirmed in their dignity, self-worth and connection to life. The farm is a collaborative setting in which people with a diverse set of gifts and abilities work toward a common goal. Vandals are invited for a week to contribute to this goal.

Location: Tacoma, Wash.

On this experience, volunteers will be working in the Tillamook State Forest with the Oregon Department of Forestry doing trail management. In addition, participants will be able to assist with potting at the Northwest Oregon Restoration Project (NORP), a native plant nursery operated by the Bureau of Land Management that grows native plant stock for habitat restoration. This trip will give participants a taste of the Tillamook State Forest and what we can do for the sustainable trail systems within.

Location: Tillamook, Oregon

Frequently Asked Questions

Vandals have the opportunity to serve as a team of 10 in the Pacific Northwest during your spring break.

You will arrive at your site on a Saturday evening and get settled at your housing location. Sunday through Friday, you will have the opportunity to partner with an organization, perform service and learn from the community.

Work days typically begin around 8 or 9 a.m. and finish around 4 or 5 p.m. with a break for midday lunch. Work schedules vary depending on the site. Additionally, one free day is incorporated for your team to explore the area through a fun activity. You will eat dinner as a team each evening and have time to reflect on the day, your service and to get to know the other members of your team.

ASB has been described as “a life changing experience,” something that has “restored my faith in humanity,” and “SO much fun!” We assure you that you do not want to miss out.

Come to the Idaho Commons Whitewater room on 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1. Registration is first-come, first-served, and a line will form outside the door. We recommend coming early and having an idea of the top trips you wish to register for.

Cost is $150 for undergraduate students and $250 for graduate students. A $50 deposit is due (and goes toward the total cost of your trip) when you sign up. We prefer payment be made with credit/debit card, but we will also accept cash or check.

All trips will leave from the UI campus on Saturday, March 12 and return to campus on Saturday, March 19.

Contact Us

Idaho Commons 301

Physical Address:
875 Line Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2535
Moscow, ID 83844-2535

Phone: (208) 885-9442

Fax: (208) 885-6944

Email: volunteer@uidaho.edu

Browse the Division Map

Idaho Commons Room 302

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2535
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2535

Phone: 208-885-6331

Fax: 208-885-6944

Email: asui@uidaho.edu

Web: ASUI

Get Directions

Idaho Commons Room 302

Physical Address:
875 Line Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2535
Moscow, ID 83844-2535

Phone: (208) 885-6331

Fax: (208) 885-6944

Email: getinvolved@uidaho.edu

Web: Strategic Plan

Browse the Division Map

Bruce M. Pitman Center, Third Floor

Physical Address:
709 Deakin Ave.
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4271
Moscow, ID 83844-4271

Phone: (208) 885-7825

Fax: (208) 885-2222

Email: tjtranchell@uidaho.edu

Browse the Division Map