Past Trips

ASB New York City 2010, 2011, 2012

During these trips, students volunteered in various soup kitchens in New York City and then reflected upon their experiences at night through student-led seminars and blog posts. To prepare for the trip, students had professor-led seminars that focused on issues pertaining to homelessness, social class, and volunteerism.

In 2012, the CVC sent two trips to New York. While both volunteering in soup kitchens and food pantries, one group also volunteered for two days at a nursing home.

The logistics of these trips were organized by the students leaders. These included, but were not limited to, coordinating volunteer sites and the week’s schedule, preparing educational programing, securing housing and transportation, fundraising for the entire trip, and organizing the week’s menu for all participants.

News: ASB NYC 2012

Trip Blog: During the trip, ASB NYC Urban participants kept a blog of their experiences. Click here to read it!

Featured in the Colby Echo: On April 4, 2012, the Colby Echo ran a summary news article about the CVC’s ASB 2012 trips. To reach it, please click on the link below.

Featured on the Colby Volunteer Center (CVC) website: Leaders reflected on the trip by posting their reflections on the CVC Website.

News: ASB NYC 2011

Trip Blog: During the trip, participants kept a blog of their experiences. Click here to read it!

Featured in the Colby Echo: On March 15, 2011 and April 5, 2011, the Colby Echo ran news articles about the CVC’s ASB trip to New York City. To reach them, please click on the links below.

Highlighted in Inside Colby: On March 18, 2011, Inside Colby wrote an article on the trip. Click on the link below to read more.

ASB NYC 2010

Trip Blog: During the trip, participants kept a blog of their experiences. Click here to read it!

Featured in the Colby Echo: On November 18, 2009, the Colby Echo announced the Joe Deegan (AmeriCorps Vista Volunteer) and Jessica Boyle’s (’11) plan to create a CVC alternative spring break trip to New York City.

ASB Nicaragua 2012

Featured in the Colby Echo: On April 4, 2012, the Colby Echo ran a summary news article about the CVC’s ASB 2012 trips. To reach it, please click on the link below.