Spring break volunteer opportunities more altruistic than alcoholic

spring break volunteer
spring break volunteer

When it comes to spring break, we all want the same thing: to lick copious amounts of alcohol off the abdominal muscles of attractive strangers.

All kidding aside, alternatives exist to the hedonistic spring break. A number of organizations exist to help put you in touch with those who could benefit from some volunteerism.

This year in particular, many students are looking to Haiti as their must-go hot spot. A number of organizations have set up to support and assist volunteers who wish to spend time in Haiti, such as the Global Volunteer Network and Volunteer Abroad. However, the U.S. Department of State recommends that anyone considering traveling to Haiti exercise extreme caution, saying: "The lack of civil protections in Haiti, as well as the limited capability of local law enforcement to resolve crime, further compounds the security threat to American citizens."

Additionally, hurricane season is approaching for the region. Worth considering.