Welcome to Mizzou Alternative Breaks

Founded in 1991, Mizzou Alternative Breaks (MAB) sends groups of around twelve students on trips around the country over weekend, Thanksgiving, winter, spring, and summer breaks to volunteer at various places in need. MAB is a proud founding member of the SEC Compact.

In the past, we have gone to Jacksonville, FL; New York, NY; Slick Rock, CO; South Padre, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; and more! Each trip has a service focus such as health and prevention, the degradation of the environment, urban poverty, education, homelessness, and physical and mental disabilities.

We are guided by our 7 principles, the primary of which is “Serve, Don’t Help.” We are not saviors and we do not try to be one. Instead we go to selflessly and humbly serve a community by doing service that they ask of us. Along the way we hope our students learn more about the issues the community is dealing with and more about themselves.


We’re trying to keep the cost of our trips low to students. Fundraising makes that happen. Donations will be used to provide need-based scholarships to students going on a MAB trip.
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Site Leader Applications

Site Leader applications for 2016-2017 trips open on April 11 and close at 11:59pm on April 22!
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