Alternative Service Break

Spring Alternative Service Break: Serve the Herd
Farm Animal Rescue in N.C.
March 7 - 10, 2019

girl holding chicken in armsApplications closed for 2019.

Twelve students will be selected to participate in this four-day experience to volunteer at Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge and Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary. This experience takes place over Durham Tech’s spring inclement weather break. Participants will learn about the adverse effects of factory farming and about two prominent non-profit organizations leading the way in animal rescue efforts.

The trip includes 10+ hours of volunteer work, tours of the organizations, team building activities, meals, transportation, and three nights’ lodging at Camp Royall. Participants must be age 18+ to participate. Participants are required to stay the entire duration of the experience.

For more information contact Jes Dormady in Phillips 3-110C. If selected for this experience, participants will be expected to pay a $30 participation fee. In cases of financial difficulty, please see Jes Dormady.

Past Alternative Service Break Experiences

Fall 2018 Charleston ASB: Serve Seaside

group of students jumping into the air on waterfront“It was great seeing students from different backgrounds coming together and getting along all with the same purpose of saving the planet! I plan to keep volunteering and hope that we all stay friends!” – Serve Seaside ASB participant

In the fall 2018, 11 Durham Tech students participated in a three-day environmental service experience in Charleston. Students volunteered with Charleston Waterkeeper, Keep Charleston Beautiful, South Carolina Oyster Restoration and Enhancement Program, Compost Rangers, and Charleston Surfrider. Service projects included composting at a local elementary school, making oyster bags, and clean-ups at a local beach, marsh, and park. Participants learned about environmental preservation efforts in Charleston, visited the SC Aquarium and Sea Turtle Hospital, and experienced Charleston’s culture.

Fall 2017 ASB: Serve on the Wild Side

group photo of students outside at piedmont refuge“The organizations we worked with were so knowledgeable and professional. I learned a lot about animal rescue efforts in North Carolina.” – Serve on the Wild Side ASB participant

“I was very fortunate to connect with people on this trip. I feel more comfortable around my fellow students and it was an amazing experience that I will never forget.” – Serve on the Wild Side ASB participant

In the fall of 2017, 15 Durham Tech students were selected to participate in a three-day Animal Rescue service experience in Pittsboro, NC. After some team bonding by doing goat yoga, the students set out to volunteer at local animal rescue organizations. The participants volunteered at Carolina Tiger Rescue, Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge, and the Goathouse Refuge. The students learned about North Carolina’s laws regarding owning exotic animals and the need for animal rescue organizations. Visit the Center for College and Community Service’s Facebook page to see more photos from past Alternative Service Break experience.