Alternative Breaks Winter Participant Application

Alternative Breaks Winter Participant Application

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
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All current UC Berkeley students with any documentation status are welcome to apply.

Participant Commitments and Responsibilities:

While on the service trip, all participants are expected to adhere to trip guidelines, participant agreements, and Break Leader decisions. Post-trip, volunteers are required to create a scrapbook page as well as get involved in a service/art project at UC Berkeley. Students are also invited to participate in an optional 6-8 hours of service locally after the trip.

Time Commitments

  • Attend All-Community Meeting: November 15, 2017, 6-8pm at Anna Head Alumnae Hall
  • Fall DECal: Wednesdays 6-8pm
  • Service-Learning trip: January 2017 (exact date TBD)

Financial Commitments

  • Pay a participant fee of $225. This fee cover housing, transportation, and food for the entire week. An initial non-refundable deposit of $100 will be due at the first All-Community Meeting on November 15, 2017.
  • Paid trip fees are non-refundable.
  • All winter trips have a $150 fundraising requirement. All participants are required to participate in all fundraising activities to make trips possible.

Participant Stipends

  • Stipend applications must be completed and submitted along with the participant application. If you have any questions, please email Kristy Cheng at Go here to learn more and apply for participant stipends.

Personal Commitments

  • Agree and adhere to trip guidelines and participant agreements, including final decisions made by student Break Leaders.
  • Uphold No Alcohol and No Drug policy for all activities related to Alternative Breaks.
  • Complete and turn in all trip safety and liability forms.

Selection Timeline

  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
  • Offers/Decisions: September 19, 2017
  • Accept Decisions: September 22, 2017

Info Session Dates & Times

All info sessions will be held at the Public Service Center in 218 Eshleman Hall.

  • September 6, 2017, 5-6pm
  • September 11, 2017, 6-7pm
  • September 14, 2017, 4-5pm

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Please DO NOT click “submit” until the entire application is complete!
Incomplete applications will NOT be read!

I. Personal Information

Please use your full legal name.

The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it.
Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen. (Please check all that apply.)
Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid

Not Eligible for Financial Aid
Financial Aid Eligible
Work-Study Eligible
Pell Grant Eligible

II. Trip Preferences

Please rank the winter break trips in your order of preference, Trip Preference 1 being your first choice and Trip Preference 2 being your last choice.

Then rate your level of interest for each trip, with 5 being very strong interest and 1 being very weak interest.

Preference #1
Preference #2

III. Personal Statement

I have read all participant responsibilities and agree to these conditions if selected for the Winter service trip.

I have completed all required fields and answered all questions in the personal statement.

Before you submit your application, make sure all required fields have been completed. We will NOT review applications that are incomplete. Questions can be directed to