Alternative Service Breaks
The Alternative Service Break (ASB) program gives students the opportunity to challenge themselves and develop leadership skills through service across the globe, grounded in social justice issues, including urban poverty, racism, domestic violence and more.
Types of ASB Trips Offered
Starting Fall 2021 single-day ASB trips will be offered on the Palouse. Always free, and always great service with community partners. Learn more
Weekend ASB provides short-term, immersive service opportunities within a five hour drive from Moscow. Three trips depart each semester and each trip is free for participants! Learn more.
Base Camp combines volunteer service, leadership development and outdoor recreation over the course of a single weekend. One trip will be offered each fall and spring. Learn more (coming soon!).
Serve internationally during one of our Winter ASB trips. Participants serve for two weeks after the Christmas holiday before returning to campus for spring semester. The cost for participants is typically $1,500, however scholarships are available. Learn more.
Spring ASB offers regional experiences to students during March spring break. Past trips have served in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Wyoming. The cost for participants is typically $150. Learn more.
Since 2001 the University of Idaho has sent hundreds of students to perform service during their breaks. It is because of generous donations that we have been able to offer scholarships to low-income students so that everyone can participate in this incredible opportunity. It is also because of the generosity of donors that the Center for Volunteerism & Social Action was able to establish the Weekend ASB program in 2017. If you would like to donate to help support the ASB program and its scholarships, please follow this link.