In a Branch Out alternative break, you can join with a group of students during fall, winter, or spring break to work in partnership with host organizations on community-driven goals, focused on a particular social justice topic.
Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, all breaks are alternative alternative breaks, and fully remote, and there is no cost to participate.
- Before the trip: Participants attend all pre-trip meetings with their team and complete any assignments or tasks assigned by their site leaders.
- During the trip: Participants take part in strong, direct service to the best of their ability, and engage in daily reflection conversations with their team. Participants abide by all William & Mary and Branch Out policies, including our commitment to abstaining from alcohol and drug use during breaks.
- After the trip: Participants attend Branch Out’s reorientation dinner with their team, join team reorientation efforts, and develop their own post-break action and reorientation plans.