Make Service Your Thing this Spring Break – Trip Applications Due TOMORROW!

This spring break, consider making service your thing by applying to go on a spring break service trip.  Applications are due tomorrow, Wednesday, November 12th at 5pm.  You can apply here.

Trip Details:
Detroit: Community Renewal (March 14-March 21)
Leaders: Molly Emmett & Forrest Arnold
Advisor: Sara Portesan (RD Prentiss)

Portland: Urban Education (March 14-March 21)
Leaders: Karen Vezie & Jesse Moneyhun
Advisor: John Lee (RD IHC)

Pendelton: Youth Initiative with Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) (March 21-March 29)
Leaders: Joel Ponce & Lindsay Ross
Advisor: Colleen Bell (RD Lyman)

Eugene: Environmental Conservation & Sustainability (March 21-March 29)
Leaders: Paige Organick & Jessica Palacios
Advisor: Melanie Medina (RD North & Tamarac)

During your week of service, you’ll be doing hands on service, participating in educational info sessions, reflecting on your experiences, meeting alumni, learning about professions in that industry, as well as bonding with your other Whitties and exploring your city!!

To learn about some of the organizations you’ll be working with, click here.

Trip Cost Includes:
Detroit ($285 + round trip flight), Eugene ($270), Portland ($255), Pendleton ($215)

  • Food for whole week
  • Housing for whole week
  • Rental car + gas for whole week
  • SBST t-shirt
  • Entertainment (museum/dessert/coffee/meal out)
  • Transportation to location (Detroit/Portland/Pendleton)
  • Transportation back to Whitman (Eugene/Pendleton)
All groups will be doing fundraising though, so don’t let cost be too much of a deterrent!


Not convinced that a trip is right for you?

Check out some of the photos below from recent service trips and Read what previous trip participants had to say about their experiences:


“My SBST to Eugene, OR was a blast! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know a diverse group of students in a new capacity – you really bond over hard physical labor and not-so-stellar weather! Trail restoration and invasive species pulling was also incredibly enjoyable and rewarding because, at the end of the day, I could physically look back at all the work we had accomplished. Overall, I learned some things about myself and environmental conservation, while having a lot of fun along the way.” –Paige Organick ’17, Eugene Participant 2014

“I loved my Portland trip because we got such a good scope of the urban education issues they face. We got to see all aspects, from working behind the scenes with nonprofits to working  directly in the schools with students.” –Deborah DeHovitz ’16, Portland Leader 2014

“I wouldn’t trade my experience on a service trip for anything. My time in Eugene gave me perspective on my life and also many more friendships that last to this day.” –Forrest Arnold ’17, Eugene Participant 2014

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