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What position are you applying for (please check one)?*
If you are applying to be a trip leader, what type of trip are you interested in leading?
Hunger and Homelessness
Poverty (Rural or Urban)
Native American/Indigenous Populations
If other or additional details you would like to provide us:*
District of Columbia
Date of Birth:*
Please list any Alternative Break trips you attended:
Role (participant, leader, etc)
Please list any collegiate and community service activities:
Why are you interested in participating in an Alternative Break Service Trip? Please explain any personal or work experience that has influenced your decision to apply.*
How might this experience enhance your academic, personal, and career goals?*
Please describe any substantial leadership experiences, include examples of times you facilitated learning or reflection with a group.*
What do you hope to gain by participating in Beacon Voyages for Service?*
An important part of this position is balancing and managing your time. Because being a trip leader is a big commitment, you MUST be prepared to offer a lot of time and energy (Minimum of 5 hours per week and up to 10 hours per week). What are some of your other commitments for the year and how do you plan to balance Beacon Voyages for Service and your commitments. Give some examples of how you have successfully balanced numerous commitments in the past.*
Please describe any other Alternative Break experience(s).
Please tell us how you heard about this opportunity?*
For Trip Leader Applicants Only: Please tell us what topic you would like your trip to focus on. Please know that this is not a final decision, rather an opportunity for you to articulate a proposal that demonstrates your constructive thought process. Within your proposal, please include the desired trip location, break timing, service project, and the reasons why you think this is an ideal alternative service break project.
Trip Leader Applicants Only: If you've attended a BVS trip before, who was your trip leader? If you have attended more than one list your most recent one:
The Alternative Spring Break program promotes an alcohol/drug-free philosophy. This prohibits alcohol consumption or illegal or irresponsible drug use by anyone, regardless of age, participating in the Alternative Breaks during the weeks of the Break, including travel to, from, or at sites. Drinking during the break represents a major liability to the program, and is inappropriate when dealing with the social issues of Alternative Break sites, in particular, communities with whom substance abuse could be a sensitive issue. Any participant who does not follow this policy will be asked to leave the program, and return to his or her place of residence at their own expense. Support of this policy by all involved is essential for a safe and socially aware break. The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement endorses the Drug and Alcohol Policy of UMass Boston. All students who violate this policy will be reported to the Dean of Students.
Please check the box to confirm your willingness to comply with this policy*
Please list the name of the person filling out your recommendation letter. Make sure your recommender agrees to serve as a recommender before listing their name.
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