Alternative Winter Break
This trip will to Kissimmee, Florida to volunteer at Give Kids the World, an organization that provides vacations to children with life-threatening illness and their families. Potential volunteer opportunities include assisting with food services, games and activities, and hospitality.
Dates: January 7th – 15th, 2017
Cost: $760. This is all inclusive—ground travel, lodging, meals, and excursion activities. Food while traveling, souvenirs, and optional activities are not included.
Travel Grants are available and require a supplemental application found in the student volunteer application packet. We also recommend several fundraising ideas and provide a fundraising letter which you can use when requesting donations for your trip. Download the AWB Fundraising Letter
Group Size: 10 student spaces are available (including two student trip leaders). Spots will be awarded based on a review of this application. However, if you are not accepted onto the trip, you will be put onto a waiting list. If someone drops his or her spot on the trip, you may be pulled from the waitlist.
Transportation: All transportation will be included in the cost of the trip. We will be flying from Los Angeles to Orlando.
Informational Meetings: September 26thth and 27th at 6:00 PM in the Chapel Lounge.
Apply By: October 6th by 5:00pm.
- Download and complete the Student Volunteer application. (Application will be live September 1st)
- Submit application and deposit to Madeline Liberti at Community Service Center by October 6th at 5:00 PM. Applications will not be accepted electronically. Travel Grant and Student Trip Leader applications are now part of the general student application and are due at the same time.
- Students will be notified by Cal Lutheran email about spot placement and grant qualification by October 11th.
Frequently Asked Questions
This trip included various service projects including assisting with food services, facilitating games and activities for the families as well as hospitality.
We asked participants to participate in group time on a nightly basis (approx. 1 hour). Some nights were games or fun activities, others more reflective or educational.
We will be staying at a house in the Kissimmee Area. All meals will be prepared at the house.
Trip cost includes all ground transportation, housing, three meals a day once we reach our site, on-site service coordination, and tools/ safety equipment for all projects. When you apply, we will be asking for you to pay the first $100 as a deposit on the trip.
You will be required to cover your own personal or "Pocket" expenses that are not already covered at the site. This could be meals away from the host site or while traveling, forgotten items, or anything "extra".
Nicole has several resources and ideas about how to fundraise (also see FAQs). We also have a Fundraising Letter prepared for you to supplement any fundraising campaign you may do; just open, print and include in your packet.
You may also contact Madeline Liberti at email@example.com with questions.