For the past eight years, Community Collaborations International volunteers have been an important part of the continued improvements to the lives of the people living on the Gulf Coast. Volunteer teams from over 60 universities and colleges have worked with our community partners completing environmental, early childhood education, low income housing, and hunger related projects.
This past spring break, Framingham State University sent a team of 30 volunteers. Check out their blog below.
Complete a volunteer team sign up form and join us for a winter or spring alternative break trip to continue our important work on the Gulf Coast.
(March 2014 dates are filling up so let us know ASAP)
Framingham State University Alternative Spring Break 2013 Blog Entries
I never thought that I would be excited to wake up at 6AM. I never thought I would enjoy bagging oyster shells. I never thought that after one week I would have 29 people in my life that I could genuinely call friends. I never thought I would have the privilege of meeting so many inspirational people in Biloxi, Mississippi- but I thought wrong. I'm not exactly sure what my expectations were going into ASB, but I am certain that I was underestimating the power of this experience. My eyes were opened and I learned more about myself, my trip mates, and the people of Mississippi than I ever thought possible. It would take days to recount every positive experience I had on ASB, so here are two of the most impactful moments for me:READ MORE
Gulf Coast communities are still rebuilding from a series of natural disasters and economic hardships. Volunteer teams also work in food banks, homeless shelters, elderly housing, and low income housing.
We also need university and college volunteer teams to work on our other domestic and international projects this coming summer, winter, and spring.