Spring Break is here - what will you do with all the free time?! Instead of tanning at the beach or sleeping in, many students (and school club sponsors or service directors) choose to use their Spring Break to serve others on multi-day trips.
One of the most common types of Spring Break service trips is to travel a couple hours by car (or caravan!) to an area in need and partner with an organization to help repair and build homes. These types of projects work well for multi-day service projects because you can really make some progress on the house itself and also build relationships with the community you are serving.
Other meaningful benefits of Spring Break service trips:
- The extended amount of time serving causes a deeper impact on the volunteer and the community. There is a huge margin for reflection on these types of service trips.
- Serving with a group over multiple days creates a strong bond between the volunteers, facilitates unique opportunities for practicing teamwork and allows students to recognize their strengths and weaknesses as they serve together.
- During multi-day service trips, there is usually extra time in the evenings to explore the city and do fun activities after the day of volunteering. This creates fun memories and new experiences for students.
- Students can gain a large amount of service hours towards their school requirement in one week.
Our team at x2VOL has personal experience and has heard many success stories from customers of x2VOL who have gone on Spring Break service trips to gain service hours . Feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like to hear more about how you could get involved with organizing a service trip for your Spring Break!