Student Engagement & Activities

Alternative Spring Break

ASB-reg-logo-webpage.jpgAlternative Spring Break (ASB) 

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student led initiative that gives students the opportunity to take part in educational service projects during their scheduled spring break. The ASB program encourages active citizenship by providing service opportunities addressing social and environmental justice issues within the community.

ASB Student Site Lead  2023 Applications 

Being a Student Site Leader for Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an opportunity for UW Bothell students to hold a volunteer leadership position. As a site leader, you will be working with the SJCE Civic Engagement Coordinators to manage one of the various service projects with UWB’s community partners that will happen during the week of Spring Break.  Qualifications include leadership ability, communication skills, and interest to learn new skills. 

Questions? Email SJCE:

Site leader applications are currently closed. Please check back for updates in Winter Quarter 2023.


Learning Objectives

Through civic service actions students will:

  • Gain exposure to community partners to learn about issues of environmental justice and social justice for which the organizations were created.  
  • Participate in a well thought out reflection to gain a larger understanding of the community they are impacting.  
  • Learn that service activities can be a fun way to create positive change in the local community.  
  • Be introduced to leadership opportunities in addition to creating a community within their peers across different disciplines. 


Past Projects:

2022 ASB Sites:

  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • 21 Acres Farms

2017 ASB Sites:

  • Youth Migrant Project
  • Stress-Free Sensory Music with Monroe YMCA
  • SAgE Farm
  • Kayaking Clean Up with Puget SoundKeeper Alliance

2016 ASB Sites:

  • Youth Migrant Project
  • Mountains to Sound Service-Overnight
  • Tulalip Tribes/NW Indian College
  • Threads and Treads-Northshore School District

2015 ASB Sites:

  • Youth Migrant Project
  • 21 Acres & Morethana Farms
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • Wetland Restoration and Cultural Exchange with Tulalip NW Indian College
  • Threads and Treads

2014 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  • 21 Acres
  • The Tulalip Tribes Natural Resource Department
  • Threads and Treads

2013 ASB Sites:

  • Food Lifeline
  • Camp Korey
  • Northshore Wranglers
  • Northshore Community Schools’ HANG-TIME

2012 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Friends of North Creek Forest
  • PAWS Wildlife
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Overnight health care trip to Ritzville

2011 ASB Sites:

  • Camp Korey
  • Vineyard Park Assisted Living
  • Teen Feed






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