Raider Service Breaks applications are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE! Trips fill quickly
once the application goes live on our website, so please submit your application as
early as possible.
How many people go on the trips?
There are usually 7-12 participants, including a staff/faculty advisor and 1 site
Do you fly or drive?
Some trips will utilize air travel; others trips will be by rental car.
How much does it cost to go on an Raider Service Break trip?
The typical trip fee for a weeklong domestic Raider Service Break trip is $200-700.
International trips are typically longer with a cost of approximately $2,000. Trip
fees are based upon hotel/airfare/car rental costs and volunteer fees charged by partner
Do students pay for the entire trip cost?
NO! TrUE subsidizes the trip cost for students. Students only pay 60% of the total
What does the trip fee include?
The trip fee includes everything that you will need on your trip, including: transportation,
food, and lodging.
Where will I stay on a Raider Service Break?
When determining housing for our groups, safety is our number one priority. Common
accommodations for groups include—but are not limited to—campus dorms, retreat centers,
and volunteer houses.
What is the refund policy for Raider Service Breaks?
Both application and registration fees are non-refundable. In the case that Raider
Service Breaks cannot accommodate you on a trip or you are chosen as the trip site
leader, the application fee will be refunded.
Once I'm placed on a trip, what should I expect?
After you receive your trip acceptance email, you must confirm your spot by submitting
your participant registration form and paying the trip fee. Prior to your trip, your
trip advisor/site leader will contact you about pre-trip meetings where you'll meet
the other participants, discuss the work you'll be doing, and receive information
about trip logistics.
What kind of volunteer work will I be doing?
You'll be doing hands-on direct service work within a community. Some of the issues
we focus on are community development, disaster recovery, education, hunger, and environmentalism.
Who do I contact with any more questions?
Please contact the Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 806-742-1095 for more information.
Once I return to campus, how can I get more involved with Raider Service Breaks the
We encourage you to participate in any and all future Raider Service Breaks. You can
also apply to be a site leader for future Raider Service Breaks.
Center for Transformative Undergraduate Experiences