Spring ASB offers week-long regional trips based in the Pacific Northwest.
For Spring ASB 2017 we will be sending out five teams of students to perform high quality, direct service that impacts our regional community and creates positive change. You do not want to miss out on the opportunity to participate!
Student Leader Applications Open
Save the Date: March 11-18, 2017
We are currently looking for Student Leaders for the Spring ASB program.
Student Leaders have a unique Spring ASB experience in that they are enrolled in a three credit course to learn alongside their fellow leaders. This course will provide leaders with the knowledge of how to facilitate reflection, how to orientate and educate your team about social justice issues, how to manage group dynamics and more.
For more information about being a Student Leader, refer to the application or reach out to us by stopping by the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action in the Idaho Commons Room 302.Apply to be a Student Leader
Contact the volunteer center at (208) 885-9442 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for a great 2016!
A total of 59 students and seven faculty and staff advisors served during Spring ASB 2016. Teams spent the week serving established community partners in Idaho, Washington and Oregon.
Idaho service locations and organizations included:
- Boise Rescue Mission Ministries and Corpus Christi House, Boise: Participants learned about the causes of homelessness, what efforts are currently being made to help locals in need and how the city is addressing its homeless population.
- North Idaho Correctional Institution, Cottonwood: This correctional institution primarily houses offenders sentenced under a targeted program to rehabilitate inmates into viable candidates for probation rather than incarceration. Students assisted in preparation for re-entry, including career-planning interviews, money management workshops and building relationship skills.
- College of Southern Idaho Refugee Center, Twin Falls: CSI has been working to resettle refugees from a variety of continents for 26 years. Students worked to better understand the immigration process and learn more about refugee resettlement experiences.
Washington service locations and organizations included:
- Growing Veterans, Mount Vernon: Students learned about sustainable agriculture as a holistic solution to veteran issues, including depression, suicide, unemployment and homelessness.
Oregon service locations and organizations included:
- Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah, Eugene: Work centered on growing native species in this organization’s 2-acre nursery and nurturing native ecosystems through habitat restoration, including removing invasive species and planting native replacements.
- Tillamook State Forest, Oregon Department of Forestry, Tillamook: Assisting the Bureau of Land Management, students served the Northwest Oregon Restoration Project (NORP), a native plant nursery, and learn about sustainable trail management.
- The Nature Conservancy, West Linn: Volunteers were stationed at the Camassia Natural Area. The area hosts rare plants and uncommon wetland and grassland communities. Volunteers will assist with many activities, including re-chipping hiking trails and pulling weeds.
Alternative Service Breaks
Challenge yourself and develop leadership skills through service across the globe grounded in social justice issues including urban poverty, racism and domestic violence.
View Service Calendar
View a complete list of service events and opportunities to help community members and local businesses.