Past Trips

2014 Spring Break Trips


Biiloxi, MS

West Liberty, KY


2013 Fall Break Trip

Columbus, OH


2013 Spring Break Trips

Nashville, TN

Morehead, KY

Biloxi, MS

El Salvador


2012 Spring Break Trips:


Chicago, Illinois: Habitat for Humanity

  • March 3-10, 2012
  • Put in some sweat equity on building a house in a fantastic city!
  • Two days to go sight-seeing downtown


Biloxi, Mississippi: Back Bay Mission

  • March 10-17, 2012
  • Serve the under-resourced with housing repair and other needs in this Gulf of Mexico community.
  • One day to sight-see in New Orleans



New Orleans, Louisiana: Project Homecoming 

  • March 3-10, 2012
  • Project Homecoming is a faith-based community development organization building resilient neighborhoods in the greater New Orleans area. We are committed to facilitating a culture of care in targeted communities through: safe, durable, affordable and environmentally sensitive construction; community driven partnerships; service and fellowship.


If you are interested in Spring Break for 2013, contact Siobhan Ryan, AmeriCorps VISTA, at or Paul Sittason Stark, Campus Minister, at





Spring Break 2011: New York City

Heidelberg students, faculty, and staff traveled to NYC to volunteer with Project Homecoming, a community center in Staten Island. While there, the group helped prepare and serve meals in a soup kitchen, worked in a food pantry, and assisted in community organizing.

Three volunteersA volunteer in NYC

Spring Break 2011: New Orleans

Heidelberg students, faculty and staff traveled to New Orleans, LA to work with a program called Project Homecoming, rebuilding homes damaged by the 2005 Hurricane Katrina.

Painting in NOLAVolunteers in NOLA work on flooring

Past Alternative Spring Break trips include:

Ft. Lauderdale
Panama City
Hungary and Ukraine

Service Testimonials

Alternative Spring Break: New Orleans, 2011

Rachael DeRosa

“I realized that our group was not just there to help reconstruct a house, but to help rebuild these people’s lives and it was an amazing experience. This trip was an experience that goes beyond the everyday community service event.
Rachael DeRosa, Biology and Psychology major



Shawn Beasy
“My eyes were opened to how thankful I should be for everything I have. I am so glad I was able to go on this trip I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
Shawn Beasy, Education Intervention Specialist major




Alternative Spring Break: NYC, 2011

Amanda Honer

“Seeing how many people that came into the center and were grateful for the warm plate of food it really helped us realize why we are here. After cleanup and another round of pantry shopping we listened to volunteers tell us their stories of how they lived in the shelter system and how much Project Hospitality has changed their lives for the better.”
Amanda Honer, Public Relations major