May 31, 2011

Service Learning

Alternative Spring Break Opportunities

New Orleans 2Every year, ECIR organizes an Alternative Spring Break Opportunity with a non-profit organization.  Alternative Spring Breaks give students the opportunity to learn a new culture, develop a new skill, and give back by engaging in service to a community.

Past Alternative Spring Breaks have included:

  • 2015 – New Orleans Service Learning Program, New Orleans, LA Alternative Spring Break:  Help build houses with the St. Bernard Project which works in disaster-struck areas and experience the rich culture of New Orleans.  Carpentry and constructions skills are preferred, but not required.
  • Appalachian Service Learning Program, St. Paul, VA Alternative Spring Break Trip:  Volunteer in a rural mountain community, while participating in cultural experiences to enhance your understanding of the area’s rich history. Carpentry and construction skills, and ability to use power tools are preferred but not required.
  • Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) Cultural Engagement Program, Bay Mills Indian (Ojibwe) Community Spring Break Trip :  This cultural engagement and educational program provides an introduction to the history, language, culture, lifeways, and worldview of this Native American tribe. The program includes teachings by Ojibwe elders, cultural knowledge holders, educators, ceremonial leaders, artists, storytellers, drummers, and more.

Please contact info@ecir.org to find out more information and keep up to date with all of our events.

Delonis Center Service Learning Program

delonisThis is an opportunity to give back to the community by assisting those in need of shelter, food, and friendship, and to experience the importance of community response through direct service to those who are most in need locally.  This is a reoccurring volunteer opportunity on the second Thursday of every month and that there are two shifts, one beginning at 2:30 and the other at 4:30PM.

Please contact delonis.ecir@gmail.com to register.

Download Delonis DCSLP Bulletin