is one of the main pillars of inter/national sororities. Throughout the year,
sorority women raise millions of dollars and participate in countless hours of
volunteer work for important causes such as cancer research and literacy
initiatives. These causes don’t stop when school isn’t in session, and neither
do sorority women! There are countless ways to get involved in various
philanthropic efforts over spring break. Here’s how:
on how you can make an impact in your own community. Although there are many
opportunities to make a difference out of state or even out of the country,
it’s important to recognize the causes in your own city or neighborhood. Spring
is the season of renewal. Project examples include participating in a local
neighborhood cleanup, taking part in a city beautification initiative or
visiting a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. If you decide to attend a school
away from home, this may be a chance for you to get to know your new community
are also several organizations that sponsor out-of-state mission trips. Many universities, for example, sponsor what is often called
an “alternative spring break.” Example trips include disaster relief after
floods and hurricanes, partnering with the American Red Cross or spending time
on specific initiatives such as hunger relief in impoverished communities.
These trips, unlike many spring break adventures, cost a comparably small
amount of money while allowing you to give back and grow as a person.
addition to sororities, many campuses have clubs that you can join with the
sole purpose of volunteering or raising funds for an important cause. Remember
to look for these organizations during university welcome weeks, and ask how
you can make a difference. Many organizations with international initiatives
sponsor spring break trips that will allow you to spend your free time gaining
global experience and giving back abroad.
decide to join a sorority, you may choose to focus on making an impact on your
sorority philanthropy over break or broadening your scope with something new. Visit
your university volunteer center and ask how you can make a difference. Remember, you can make your spring break about
more than soaking up the sun!