Affordable Housing

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Garland County Habitat for Humanity
Fee: $150
Mode of Transportation: Rental Van
Type of Lodging: Church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration on Thursday, December 1 at 12:00 p.m.

Service Projects

Lend a hand and build a home! Help fulfill Habitat for Humanity's mission to revitalize the appearance of neighborhoods, encourage connections within the community and preserve affordable housing in low-income neighborhoods in the Garland County area.

Participants will renovate, repair and construct new homes for residents in the Hot Springs area. Tasks may also include painting, basic landscaping and clean up.

2016 Experience

For one week, my team and I were immersed in a small part of [Mississippi], where the number of potholes and abandoned houses were too many to count. This was an eye opening experience for everyone. No longer were we in a place bombarded with choices of what to eat, where to shop, or where to hang out. We were living in the heart of the area we were going to serve.
-Sara Valles, ASB 2016 Affordable Housing participant

Read Sara's full experience here.

ASB 2017 Trips

Affordable Housing

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Agency: Garland County Habitat for Humanity

Renovate and construct new homes for low-income neighborhoods in the Garland County area.

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Animal Services

Location: San Angelo, Texas
Agency: Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue

Assist in providing a safe and loving environment for abused, neglected or abandoned donkeys.

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Education

Location: Tempe, Arizona
Agency: Junior Achievement

Lead hands-on activities that teach workforce readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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Environmental Conservation

Location: Galveston, Texas
Agency: Galveston Bay Foundation

Serve those affected by manmade and natural disasters in Galveston.

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Disaster Relief

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Agency: Community Collaborations, Inc.

Assist various agencies in helping the people of Louisiana recover in the wake of historic floods.

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Hunger and Homelessness

Location: Salinas, Kansas
Agency: Ashby House

Aid the Ashby House in making a difference in the lives of those affected by homelessness.

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Park Preservation

Location: Hulbert, Oklahoma
Agency: Sequoyah State Park, Oklahoma State Parks

Help Three Forks Nature Center staff restore the natural beauty of Sequoyah State Park.

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Healthcare, Special Needs

Location: Paradise, Texas
Agency: Camp Summit

Lead activities in this one-of-a-kind camp designed for children and adults with special needs.

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Social Services

Location: San Antonio, Texas (Fraternity & Sorority Life trip)
Agency: San Antonio Food Bank

Help the homeless, at-risk youth, and those affected by poverty in the San Antonio area.

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Sustainability

Location: Elm Mott, Texas
Agency: World Hunger Relief, Inc.

Learn about sustainable development and resource management in four focus areas: food systems, ecosystems, energy and culture.

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