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Site Leaders

Site Leaders are one of the most crucial pieces of the Alternative Break (AB) program. As a student-led program, AB takes pride in our Site Leaders (SL) and the rich experience they bring to this para-professional role of the program.

All students that have participated on a break experience during a previous semester are eligible to apply for the Site Leader position. SLs take an active role in educating and leading peers through a service experience focused on a social issue they are passionate about.

Site Leaders are held to a high standard and adhere to the expectations of the AB program as a whole. These expectations include:

  • Commitment to the Alternative Break “no drugs or alcohol” policy
  • Cooperation with Coordinator of Alternative Breaks and Community Partnerships, co-site leader, and other site leaders.
  • Remain flexible, open-minded, and responsible.
  • Build and maintain a positive relationship with designated site.
  • Educating yourself and your participants about the issue relative to your site.

The AB program is accepting applications for WINTER & SPRING Site Leaders

August 14th – September 22nd at 5:00pm. 


Find the Site Leader application via QR code scan, using Snapchat– hover and press down on the screen, the QRcode will send you to the link.

You can also apply using this link:

To learn more about the position and to meet the AB Board, come see us at one of our Info Sessions or our AB Coffee Hour events! Dates below.



Site Leader Info Sessions

August 31st, 2017 @ 3:30pm – Russell Union 2044

September 11th, 2017 @ 5:30pm – Russell Union 2042

AB Coffee Hour September 5th, 2017 @ 5:30pm – Starbucks, Russell Union

Resident Scholars

Resident Scholars are Faculty, Staff and graduate students of Georgia Southern University. This role allows for rich and meaningful interactions with students outside of the office, classroom or events on campus. Resident Scholars live and work with the students in a hands-on, service focused environment.

The Resident Scholar Role Serves as:
· A compliment to student Co-Site Leaders of the break trip
· An official chaperone of the University
· A participant on the trips who engages with the volunteer work at all community sites
· A participant in reflection and educational pieces of the program

How to Become a Resident Scholar:

Interested folks can fill out the Resident Scholar Interest Form for the 2017-2018 academic year. There will be multiple Information Sessions offered during the start of the fall semester that you can RSVP for via the Interest Form provided. There will be information sessions offered later in the semester and throughout the year as well. If you know you want to serve with us this year, you are encouraged to express interest in the role early as the spots are assigned to potential Resident Scholars on a first-come, first-served basis.

Serving on International Alternative Breaks

For staffing our international AB programs we preference returning Resident Scholars that have experience serving in the role domestically. If we are not able to fill those spaces, we would then look to first time Resident Scholars to place. 

Want to Learn More?

You are welcome to read over the Resident Scholar FAQ  as well as our info sheet, Resident Scholar Info 2017-2018.  For specific questions you can also contact the Alternative Breaks Coordinator, Brandi Hoffman ( Come make a difference by serving with our Georgia Southern students this year!

Guidance on Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Considering changes with FLSA, we have asked that potential Resident Scholars address the need for conversation with their supervisors to decide specifics that will work best for their office.
  • The typical structure of service during the day is about 8 hours of work.
  • Our travel days are Sundays & Fridays for week long breaks and travel hours vary depending on the location of the break. That is typically where supervisors and employees need to establish a plan for balancing hours.
  • Weekend Breaks travel Fridays @5:30pm  and return Sundays @3:30pm
You can click the link above to see a sample service schedule of a Spring Break in March 2017. If you would like to talk about anything in more detail I am happy to field specific questions (


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If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Hoffman at or by dialing 912-478-1435.

Last updated: 9/15/2017

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