Spring Break for Service


Spring Break for Service is March 4-7, 2018!
It's FREE for students!
Registration Opens in February 2018

Alternative Spring Break programs have become popular on college campuses over the past several years. The premise: students give up their spring break to travel to a different city or country and work with a non-profit organization building houses, serving meals to the poor, or providing other types of direct service.

We think programs like this are AWESOME! In fact, there are several organizations on our campus that run alternative spring break programs to other cities every year. However, we also recognize that there is a great need for service in our local community. Realizing this need, a Mercer student started a local Alternative Spring Break  program in 2012 and called it Spring Break for Service.


The inaugural Spring Break for Service crew

Why Spring Break for Service?

  • Build relationships with other Mercer students.
  • Give back to your local community.
  • Learn about different types of community organizations. Students who participate in Spring Break for Service (SB4S) are exposed to a wide variety of organizations--everything from working with the homeless to playing and reading with children to helping to build and rehabilitate homes. This way, everyone has the opportunity to find and organization that they connect with and with which they will hopefully continue to volunteer.
  • It's (practically) free! Unlike other alternative spring break programs that require students to travel, Spring Break for Service participants stay on campus. Most meals are also covered by donations.
  • It's only half your spring break. Mercer's Spring Break for Service program runs from Saturday to Wednesday so you will still have a few free days to return home or visit friends before classes begin again.


SB4S 2012 pictures
SB4S 2013 pictures
Read an article from the local paper about SB4S 2013

Watch a video about SB4S 2012: