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Alternative Breaks

Fresno State's Alternative Breaks program provides students with multi-day service opportunities during one of the traditional school breaks.

The Alternative Break Program offers students the opportunity to work alongside their Fresno State peers while benefiting the local community through a variety of service opportunities.

student volunteers posing by statue

The Fresno State Alternative Break Program has been providing students with opportunities to support the local community since 2001. Student teams work together at a variety of sites throughout the region. There are numerous benefits to participating in the Alternative Break Program, such as:

  • Developing leadership skills through team building, communication, and coordination.
  • Networking with other students and community benefit organizations.
  • Enhancing personal and professional development.
  • Completing 25-30 community service hours.
  • Making a difference in the lives of our community members!

For questions or for more information about Alternative Breaks, contact Renee Delport at


student volunteers building home

Recruitment has closed for this year's alternative break projects.

There were two team projects students could choose from this year.

  • The first team will be working with Scout Island on projects such as habitat maintenance and invasive species removal along the banks of the San Joaquin River. 
  • The second team will partner with Stone Soup to lead a STEAM camp and host a Fresno State Outreach Day for community children and families. 

Check back for future opportunities.