This year, MAB will be offering CoMO Weekends of Service, a CoMo Spring Break of Service, and Hometown Experiences during academic breaks. MAB’s service experiences are 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, five day, and week-long trip options with weekend trips serving throughout the state and week-long trips serving across the U.S. and abroad.
However, during these unprecedented times, many things have changed, including how MAB will Get Out and Give Back. Although the trip structure will look different, MAB’s mission hasn’t changed. MAB is still a service program designed to cultivate active citizenship through service experiences.
Check out our video below to learn more about serving with MAB this year!
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 Opportunities
Ready to plan and lead your next MAB experience? MAB Site Leader applications are now open! Being an MAB Site Leader is great for leadership development. Site leaders work in pairs to plan and lead every aspect of the MAB experience for their participants. Applications are now open to site leader for MAB’s CoMO Weekend of Service and CoMo Spring Break of Service in spring 2021.
Bring it Home 2020 Service Opportunities
This fall, Mizzou Alternative Breaks is focusing its efforts to serve our Columbia community and our students’ home communities. We recognize that Covid-19 has amplified needs across all communities, and we will continue to Serve, Don’t Help in whatever capacity we can both here in CoMo as well as our student's home communities. MAB participants can choose to be a part of a CoMo Weekend of Service, Spring Break of Service (March 2021), Stop & Serve Weekend (May 2021), or a Hometown Experience (or both!).
CoMo Weekend of Service
MAB’s weekend trips will take place during the weekends of March 12-14 and May 7-9 in Columbia. Each weekend trip will have a service focus and will serve with one or more local organizations within that focus. Weekend trips will serve around seven hours during their CoMo Weekend of Service.
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. Spring weekend partnership trips will go out March 12-14 and registration is open now at the link below.
Thanksgiving and winter break trips will still take place during their planned week; however, the trips will be hometown based. Prior to the academic break, each trip will serve together at least once within Columbia. Then, during the week of the Hometown Experience, participants will simultaneously be out serving in their own community. Site leaders will do a morning motivational check-in with their group to get the day going and host a virtual reflection each evening.
MAB will host a virtual kickoff event for all participants and site leaders on your season’s departure day, as well as a virtual post-trip reunion at the end of the week. There will also be optional virtual educational sessions throughout the week hosted by MAB, such as a panel of community leaders, service focus experts, and more. Home community is being defined as wherever a student will be staying during the week of their academic break.
Select a service focus and apply for Thanksgiving and/or Winter Break Hometown Experiences on the same application:
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 Sarah Edwards the Coordinator of Service for Mizzou Alternative Breaks at email@example.com. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you have.
Ready to Get Out and Give Back with MAB this fall? Before applying, please check out the additional information below to learn more about our CoMo Weekend of Service and Hometown Experiences! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact us.