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Mavs in Action

We are looking for motivated students who are interested in planning and implementing future service events. If you would like to join the team of students who work behind-the-scenes to put on volunteer and community engagement events, we meet in the Community Engagement Office (CSU 173) every Thursday at 4:00 pm.

Join the team that unites campus and community with events involving community service and volunteer hours. Thursdays at 4pm community engagement office centennial student union 173


Alternative Spring Break

Volunteer. Travel. Connect.

Check here in October 2020 to apply for ASB 2021! 

Every year, a group of Minnesota State University, Mankato students travel to a different location to spend their spring break volunteering on a local service project. Past trips have included repairing houses with Habitat for Humanity and maintaining music and art facilities for homeless youth.

The 2017 Alternative Spring Break was to Winnipeg, Canada! Participants volunteered with a local nonprofit agency assisting refugees and helping teach English classes. Each year is a potentially life-changing service experience. 

The total cost of the trip is typically around $400 per person, although each site is different.

Kansas City, Missouri was the destination for the 2020 ASB trip. The group volunteered at the zoo, at a community garden, for Habitat for Humanity, and more. Interested in the 2021 trip? Check here in October for the application;  sign up as soon as possible to ensure there is enough space for you. 

Picture of 4 volunteers helping each other pick up a wrapped up building material