Apply to be a 2017-2018 Site Leader!

okLakers, 2017-2018 Site Leader applications are officially open! They’ll be available on OrgSync until April 7, 2017.

Did you have a great experience on an AB trip this year? If you want to get more involved, co-facilitate a service trip, and help provide a powerful experience for new participants, this is a fantastic opportunity!

Click here to apply!

Contact us at with any quetions.


2017-2018 Executive Board

(From left to right) Mike [Finance], Tyler [Fundraising], Caitlin [Member Engagement], Olivia [PR & Recruitment], Amber [Vice President], Paul [President], Emma [Community Impact], Haley [Site Development & Assessment], (not pictured) Lauren [Site Development & Assessment]
Congratulations to the newly elected  2017-2018 GVSU Alternative Breaks Executive Board!

  • Olivia BrownVice President of Public Relations and Recruitment
  • Amber GerritsExecutive Vice President
  • Lauren HarveyVice President of Site Development and Assessment
  • Mike MichalskiVice President of Finance
  • Paul MuellerPresident
  • Tyler NortonVice President of Fundraising
  • Caitlin RechsteinerVice President of Member Engagement
  • Haley SchanerVice President of Site Development and Assessment
  • Emma SteeleVice President of Community Impact

Thank you to all of the incredible leaders who participated in the 2017 GVAB elections today. Your outstanding leadership and unique personalities provide life to this organization, and it would not be the same without you. You are respected, valued, and so greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Transformation Tuesday: Animals in Captivity


Transformation Tuesdays are GVSU Alternative Breaks‘ monthly educational event series! They may involve watching a documentary, listening to guest speakers, or engaging in activities in hopes of fostering a constructive space for meaningful and reflective dialogue.

These events are open to all GVSU students, regardless of past Alternative Breaks involvement. They’re also LIB 100/201 approved!


Animals in Captivity is this month’s topic. Join us for a discussion on the ethics of zoos and other forms of animal captivity.

Tuesday, March 28 | 9-10:15 PM | Kirkhof 1104

Questions? Reach out to us at

Spring Break 2017

Affordable HousingLaCasa, Inc.

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Art and Music TherapyProvidence CityArts for Youth, Inc.

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BiodiversityPortland Parks & Recreation


EducationMacon Program for Progress


Engaging the AgingMeals On Wheels Atlanta

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Family AffairsAshby House

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Individuals with DisabilitiesAdam’s Camp

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Native American Cultural AwarenessCherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach


Nutrition and WellnessYMCA of Western North Carolina

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Park PreservationHungry Mother State Park

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Refugee AwarenessThe Refugee Education Center, Samaritas New American Services- Grand Rapids, Union Red Hawks- GR

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Relief EffortsSBP

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Water RestorationHiwassee River Watershed Coalition

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Wildlife RefugeCarolina Mountain Land Conservancy

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