International Human Rights
All over the world, people are fighting for basic life necessitates, including health care, clean water and sustainable homes. During this experience, we will be traveling to an international location to work on projects that will provide a community with clean water and other basic human needs. This experience will develop a healthy relationship between Johnson State College students and a small village community, through manual labor and community interactions.
Work: Digging, more digging, and some more digging; laying pipelines for water travel to villages that do not have direct access to h2O; and working directly with community members to achieve a common goal.
Mid- Atlantic Border Collie Rescue (MABCR), Chestertown, Maryland
This domestic experience will directly deal with issues surrounding animal advocacy and community-building. In the last decade, this organization has hosted alternative breaks, making each experience unique. This organization works to promote animal care education, animal safety, and adopt animals to new forever homes. While on this experience, teams will work directly with the animals, on various projects that help to maintain, strengthen and grow this very special organization.
Work: Building, cleaning and painting kennels; planting trees, plants and landscaping farm grounds; adopting to new families; and bathing and playing with collies.
National Parks Service
Prince William National Forest, Virginia
The National Parks Service was created in 1916, and has grown to be a national representation of our country’s history. With over 401 national parks, seashores, forests and monuments around the country, it is the American people’s responsibility to help ensure their future and keep the NPS strong. While on this experience, teams will work on environmental issues within the national site. Through preservation and restoration, this experience will help fulfill the NPS mission and vision.
Work: Invasive species removal; trail management and clean up; and repairing and securing foot bridges and walking paths.