UK ASB hosts two Weekend Service Trip each Fall and Spring Semester. Our Weekend Service Trips are a wonderful opportunity for students to get involved with UK ASB, who have limited time or funds to commit. UK ASB volunteers who participate in Weekend Service Trips take part in group building exercises, reflection, and direct service. Additionally, volunteers gain hands-on experience working with a social issue while joining like-minded UK students in community service in and beyond the Lexington area. Volunteers are introduced to and encouraged to explore future service opportunities, whether with UK ASB or through another program giving back in the Lexington area.
- Location: Center for Courageous Kids, Scottsville, KY
- Date: October 28-30, 2016; Spring 2017 Date TBD
- Theme: Youth Health and Wellness
- Cost: $25/Student (All-Inclusive)
- Location: RAIL WV, Mullens, WV
- Date: TBD (Spring 2017)
- Theme: Appalachian Environmentalism and Community Development
- Cost: $25 (All-Inclusive)
New this year, we are working with Rural Appalachian Improvement League in Mullens, WV. RAIL WV is an organization that works to “implement sustainable projects for positive social change in the southern West Virginia coalfields.” We will be staying in the Mullens Opportunity Center with camp-style housing. Service may include local preservation efforts or sustainability projects. Cultural activities may include hiking, white-water rafting, story telling, and more! This trip goes from Friday – Sunday and students will depart as a group to/from Lexington. For more information about RAIL WV, visit: www.railwv.org.