We all need to take a breather from work, school, and everyday life. This allows a time for relaxation and rejuvenation. But what if you want to spend your free time in a more helpful and productive way. An alternative spring break could give you a chance to help a community and put smiles on the faces of others. As a result, you will feel rewarded just knowing you have improved the lives of those around you. And yes, you will leave with new experiences under your belt that can help you in your future.
Take an alternative spring break and volunteer to rebuild a community in need. Most people spend this time vacationing. Trips to the beach and to amusement parks are always fun. But there is a better way to spend your time. Those fun and adventurous road trips will always be there. But there are neighborhoods that need your help right now. All you have to do is sign up to become a volunteer. It doesn’t matter your age or location, there is always a need for your help. If you’re looking for a way to give back or to show compassion to struggling neighborhoods, now is your chance. Unfortunately, there are neighborhoods that still need restoring after extreme events. People are without safe homes to live in. With the help of young groups, this restoration can take place and provide life-changing results.
You don’t have to have any experience to volunteer. On an alternative spring break, you can do anything from painting, to sheetrocking, to everything in between. In the process you will of course meet new people and get a chance to network and make new friends. You will also learn so much about the process of home building and restoration. And don’t forget about the city itself. During downtime you will get to explore the city and all its culture and activities. This can be a vacation that you will not forget. So postpone your trips to the beach and to Disney World. There is something even better that will cost less and be even more rewarding to you and to others. You will have many great stories to tell when it’s done.
The best result of helping to rebuild homes is interacting with the homeowners. They are really appreciative of the help they receive with restoring their lives. Imagine your life without a cozy place to stay. Many of these communities have been damaged by natural disasters. Even years after the flood these families still need assistance, but you can put their hard times to an end by simply lending a hand. The homeowners will show their gratitude and that will give you a feeling of pride and joy that no tan at the beach can bring. So choose to take an alternative spring break. You will not regret it. Whether you need service hours for a school requirement, or just looking for ways to give back, this is an opportunity that you don’t want to miss.