Volunteer: Alternative Spring Break Opportunities for Students



Want to do something meaningful with your Spring Break? Spend yours providing mentorship and education at K-12 schools around Washington state! During Alternative Spring Break (ASB), you will learn from rural and tribal communities, team-teach, and grow.

ASB programs cultivate self-esteem and academic engagement among K-12 students, as well as expanding their sense of possibility for life after high school. UW students will find they have much to offer the program, and that they will gain a lot from the experience in return!


Through Literacy Arts ASB, UW students have the opportunity to empower elementary school students in rural and tribal areas of Washington by helping them write and publish their own stories in a book. At the end of the week, these young students present their stories to the community. UW students have the rare opportunity to learn about life in a small community, forming impactful relationships.

Applications are open October 16th – November 16th.
LA ASB Info | Apply Now


Students engage high schoolers in engineering design, genetics, soil science, and planetary knowledge. Join us to inspire the leadership, learning capacities, and interest in science among youth of the Yakama Nation and Yakima Valley!

Additionally, check out our program Culture and Science Exchange (CASE), which, in addition to ASB, provides a 2-quarter (Winter/Spring) class with extended outreach opportunities. You can expect to gain valuable experience as an educator and a person.

Priority Deadline I: 11:59 PM, October 31st
Priority Deadline II: 11:59 PM, November 14th
STEM ASB Info | CASE ASB Info | Apply now!


EASB provides the unique opportunity for UW students to create their own curriculum related to Environmental/ Earth and Space Science in partnership with NASA during winter quarter. In addition to teaching, EASB emphasizes the importance of deepening community relationships across Washington. Questions can be directed to easb.facilitators@gmail.com.

Priority Deadline I: 11:59 PM, October 31st
Priority Deadline II: 11:59 PM, November 14th
EASB Info | New Participant Application | Returning Participant Application

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