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MAB provides an awesome opportunity to serve various communities in need alongside other Mizzou students. Each experience has a service focus ranging from Habitat for Humanity to Animals and Indigenous People to Health. Typically, MAB has weekend and week-long trip options with weekend trips serving throughout the state and week-long trips serving across the U.S.

If you are interested in learning more about MAB and all of our service experiences, fill out this form. We will contact you with more information and an update when your trip of interest opens applications!

MAB Site Leader Application 2022-2023


2022-2023 Service Opportunities

Due to limited resources and capabilities, Mizzou Alternative Breaks will not be sending out weekend or week-long service trips during the Fall 2022 semester.

We will begin sending out trips again during the Spring 2023 semester. MAB participants can choose to be a part of one of our Weekends or Week-Long Service opportunities to Get Out and Give Back to Columbia, the state of Missouri and our country!

Partnership Opportunities

Partnership trips allow a group of students, such as a student organization, sorority or fraternity chapter, or academic area, to plan a trip and select participants all from their own group! Participating in a partnership trip is a great way for groups to bond while getting out and giving back to Missouri communities. Partnership trips will resume in the Spring 2023 semester. Please check back for more updated information regarding Partnership trips.

Students in Salt Lake City serving on a Refugee and Immigration Advocacy Trip.
Students in Salt Lake City serving on a Refugee and Immigration Advocacy Trip.

Spring 2023

In the Spring of 2023, MAB will offer a spring weekend of service, spring break trips, and summer trips.

MAB’s spring break and summer service experiences will be 5-10 day experiences. Each service experience has a service focus ranging from health to education to habitat for humanity to animals and more. Locations will be determined at a later date and participant applications will open in the Spring semester.

Four spring site leaders celebrating their accomplishments at our annual Site Leader Celebration.
Spring site leaders celebrating their accomplishments at our annual Site Leader Celebration.

Commitment to Accessibility

MU and Mizzou Alternative Breaks are committed to campus wide accessibility in its programs and events. Questions regarding accommodations or request for accommodations related to disability can be made to Emileigh Cockrum, the Coordinator for Leadership & Service, at eachh3@missouri.edu. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you have.

Additional Information

Ready to Get Out and Give Back with MAB? Before applying, please check out the additional information below to learn more about our Weekend of Service and other service experiences! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us.

Yes, there is a fee associated with each MAB trip. The price of the trip varies depending on if you’re doing a weekend of service or a week-long trip. MAB Participants fundraise in order to pay for their trip. There are also scholarships available.

Transportation and meals are planned by Site Leaders of MAB trips. The costs of transportation and meals are factored into your participant fee. We utilize rental vehicles for transportation, and we allot certain dollar amounts per person per day for meals while on a trip.

Yes, once site leaders select participants they will be expected to meet as a group at least four times before the weekend or week of their trip. Participant meetings are important for group bonding and pre-service education. Groups will also use these times to learn about their service focus and plan for and complete their service trip.

Group sizes will range from 6-12 students based on the number of applications received.