A one stop shop for alternative break leaders! This handbook includes guidelines on topics including university requirements, logistics, planning, reflection, and risk management. It also includes sample participant applications, reflection questions, and more.

A form for undergraduate trip members to fill out and submit to the Program Coordinator for Service Initiatives to apply for need-based travel support for Alternative Break Trips. Graduate students do not qualify for this need-based trip funding provided by the undergraduate Student Union.

Keep track of what important documents you need to collect as a coordinator.

Any student who volunteers MUST fill out a Student Waiver and Release of Liability form. Participants who have volunteered before their trip may have already completed this form.

This form includes a trip-specific agreement to abide by the Student Rights and Community Standards and release of liability. All participants must complete this form.

Complete this agreement with your community partner, with help from the Department of Community Service. This document clarifies the responsibilities and rights of Brandeis and your community partner.

This form should be completed prior to the pre-departure meeting with Department of Community Service staff, at least one month before your departure.

Fill out this form at the end of your trip to reflect on and tell others a little bit about your experience!

This national membership-based organization provides useful information for alternative break coordinators, including sample documents from universities across the country and a domestic housing database. Email the graduate assistantsfor login information.
Your toolkit for any service activities. Find resources on topics like relationship-building, funding, and professionalism in volunteering.