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Each trip is led by two student co-site leaders who have a role in planning trips, selecting participants, fundraising, facilitating pre-trip meetings, and leading their groups. If you are looking for an opportunity to take on greater responsibility and lead your peers in service, then the site leader position is perfect for you! Site Leaders participate in a nine-month long leadership development program and are responsible for planning and facilitating learning before, during and after trips.
2014-15 Site Leaders: Apply Now!
ATTEND ALL MANDATORY FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
o Mandatory site leader meetings: Tuesdays from 5-6:30
o Weekly participant meetings beginning second semester
o Attend the full length of your Alternative Breaks trip
o Re-orientation meetings in January or April, dates TBD
o Plan on spending about 3-4 hours per week of outside time on planning for the trip
o 3 weeks will be allotted to have the entirety of the trip planned; this includes: site-selection and contact, a budget, transportation, housing on site, housing en route, and any extracurricular activities
o Time to help with marketing for your trip
o Attend mandatory 15 passenger van training and defensive driving training (participants will have to do the same)
o Interviewing and picking participants
o Schedule and facilitate all pre-break group meetings
o Work closely with fellow Site Leaders in implementation of tasks
o Presenting pre-trip education pertaining to issue area (this includes articles, books, movies, etc.)
o Arranging pre-trip service for participants that centers around issue area you will be involved with
DURING TRIP EXPECTATIONS
o Facilitate reflection during the trip
o Managing conflict that arises on the trip
o Manage all financials of the group, including using the University-sponsored travel card and Voyager card
RELAY ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION TO YOUR PARTICIPANTS
o Get participants psyched for the upcoming trip!
o For your safety, we ask that all participants be covered by health insurance or purchase a temporary insurance plan. By applying to be a site leader, I will confirm that I have health insurance coverage or intend to purchase temporary insurance. Policy information will be collected prior to trip departure and kept on file for emergencies.
UPHOLD ALTERNATIVE BREAKS MISSION, RULES, GOALS, AND INTEGRITY
o Be a good role model and supportive to participants and their needs
ADHERENCE TO ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT DURING INVOLVEMENT WITH ALTERNATIVE BREAKS