Alternative Service Experience: Fall

Sign-up to go on a Fall Break ASE on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:30am in the ACT Outreach Center. More information here

October 12-15, 2017

Fall ASE programs provide a 4-day service and learning experience in the southeast. Experiences are led and created by trained student Peer Leaders and involve direct service to a community, purposeful reflection and new experiences outside of our local community! 

  • Required pre-travel and post-travel meeting
  • Total estimated cost - $100 (includes: food, housing, and transportation)
  • Sign-up on September 13 in the ACT Outreach Center beginning at 7:30am. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis
    • $50 check deposit (made out to ACT) due at sign-up

2017 Programs:  

Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary

This program addresses the issue of animal rights and the intersectionality of human-animal oppression. This organization is a sanctuary for farm animals that have been rescured from the animal agriculture industry. Volunteers will be able to work directly with the animals, as well as help with general farm tasks.  

  • Peer Leaders: Mackenzie Morgan & Madison Barlow
  • Learning Partner: TBD

Nature Conservancy

Spend your fall break volunteering at a woods preserve that plays a vital role in protecting the land, water, and natural habitats of the Outer Banks. Participants will be maintaining the natural beauty of the beaches and the habitats that the preserve supports, as well as enjoying all that the preserve has to offer, including beautiful views, nature trails, and historic landmarks. 

  • Peer Leaders: Michael Catania & Jaycie Loud
  • Learning Partner: Mike Waters

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

We will be working with Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) and El Rufugio to learn and advocate about immigration policy as well as working with families in the community that are affected by these issues. 

  • Peer Leaders: Victoria Redmon & Elizabeth Bun
  • Learning Partner: TBD

Inter-faith Food Network*

This organization distributes over 6 million pounds of food per year and teaches self-sufficiency through culinary job training, cooking healthy on a budget class, and lessons on how to grow food both through their urban garden and farm. Participants will help with food collection and sorting, creating baskets to distribute the food, and working to understand and engage with food scarcity by working at the urban farm.

  • Peer Leaders: Emma Labovitz & Jake Powell
  • Learning Partner: TBD

*This program is open to Wilson Scholars Only
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

138 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2545
Fax: (828) 262-8078


Heather Jo Mashburn

Assistant Director, ACT
mashburnhj@appstate.edu

Amanda Scuderi
Graduate Assistant
scuderiam@appstate.edu

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