Volunteer LSU is providing a unique opportunity for students to spend spring break in Florida, however, this is not your typical spring break trip. While in Pensacola, students will learn about environmental issues affecting the Florida Gulf Coast. In Tallahassee, students will learn more about ways college students and policy makers are working to impact their communities.
Prior to the trip, students will meet weekly to get to know each other and learn more about the volunteer work they will be doing. Following their volunteer experiences students will also discuss how the issues in Florida compare with those in their local community and look for ways to continue to make an impact on return.
Volunteer LSU hosted its first spring Change Break trip in 2013, when a group of ten students and two advisors traveled to Cosby, Tennessee to volunteer in some of the impoverished areas in the Appalachian region. Students volunteered at the Sunset Gap Community Center in Cosby and visited the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to learn more about the service and leadership programs and volunteer at a local homeless shelter.
All LSU students are eligible to apply, regardless of major or classification. Students selected for the CHANGE Break trip will have a $100 fee due at their first group meeting in the fall semester. The fee covers transportation, lodging, and most meals on the trip.
If you would like to participate in CHANGE Break: Florida, please submit the online application and send your résumé and cover letter indicating your interest in CHANGE Break: Florida to Volunteer LSU via e-mail no later than September 30.
Applicants will be contacted via e-mail to schedule an interview.
LSU Career Services can be a great help in developing your résumé and cover letter.