Alternative Service Experience: Winter


December 10/11-17, 2016

Winter ASE Programs allow you to use the long holiday to explore and serve a different community. Programs vary in dates and cost but provide the same components of service, learning and exploration that you find on the other Alternative Service Experience programs.

2016 Programs:

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park- St. John, USVI 

Join us as we work alongside the US Virgin Islands National Park to preserve historic sites and landscapes and learn about West Indian culture and history. Discussions will encompass environmental issues as well as some of the complex and lasting effects of colonialism. Through hands-on work and mindful conversations participants will have the opportunity to engage in a greater understanding and appreciation of this region. 

  • Program Fee - $1125
  • Peer Leaders: Abigail Baist & Laura-Lee Williams
  • Learning Partner: Ms. Misty Mayfield

Redwoods Outdoor Science Camp- Boulder Creek, California 

Be a volunteer for the week at Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School! During the week, local 5th and 6th grade students, along with their volunteer leaders, will learn about the natural world, explore different natural habitats, and work together as a community. A week at the Outdoor School provides students with a unique opportunity to engage with the natural world, explore forest and river ecosystems, and live in a community with their fellow students. Students and their volunteer cabin leaders live in heated cabins with bunk beds for three nights, while exploring the magic of the Redwood Forest during field study with their naturalist during the day.

  • Program Fee - $1100
  • Peer Leaders: Natalie Frankel & Sarah Lopez-Ibanez
  • Learning Partrner: Mr. Jeff Cathey


GLIDE, AIDS Foundation, Project Open Hand- San Francisco, California 

This flying domestic program will work hands on with various organizations that serve individuals living with HIV/AIDS, who are also struggling day-to-day to establish a sustainable source of food and shelter. Service will be done with GLIDE, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Project Open Hand. This program will focus heavily on education related to these topics and how each facet interacts with the other. 

  • Program Fee - $1050
  • Peer Leaders: Pooja Adial & Thomas Gallagher
  • Learning Partrner: Ms. Summer Wisdom


*Appalachian State University reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the University’s control.

Contact Us

Rm. 138, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone , NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2545


F: (828) 262-8078

Heather Jo Mashburn

Assistant Director, ACT