Spring Break Service Trips
SPRING BREAK SERVICE TRIPS:
Students must apply for Spring Break Service trips in the fall semester every year. Candidates will be asked to complete a brief interview with a student leader. Upon acceptance, students must give a deposit to hold their space for the trip. Students must attend 4 or 5 mandatory pre-trip meetings and participate in three group fundraisers. The costs of the trips vary for each trip. Spring Break Service trips happen during March every year.
Students fundraise and spend a week doing service with the rural and urban poor, along with working with Habitat for Humanity. These trips are coordinated by students leaders on the Campus Ministry Team and chaperoned by Misericordia faculty and staff.
Our groups have traveled to Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Orleans, West Virginia and Texas for Habitat Trips. Students on Habitat help build houses in local communities for low income families that are in need of housing. Students live and travel together while working together for a week with Habitat.
Check out the work our students did in Lakeland, Florida last year!
There are usually three inner city trips that work directly with residents. From the homeless to undocumented immigrants, elderly, homebound and underprivileged children, these trips could be taken for credit as part of a religious studies service learning course. Students take the course in early spring, travel for one week and then complete the class after Spring Break. Students have traveled to places Washington DC, Philadelphia, Laredo, TX, Sacramento, CA, Cincinnati, and Hartford. The location of the these trips vary each year as does the cost.
Check out the work our students did in 2016!