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, spring, summer, and winter 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 ranging from health and the the environment to education and homelessness and poverty. Use the map above to learn more about our alternative break trips and various service focuses.
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 themselves and the challenges facing their host community.