Mizzou Alternative Break site leaders are responsible for many aspects of a trip. They typically pick an issue they are passionate about and then find a site which addresses that issue. After finding a site, site leaders search for a place to stay for the week (or weekend). Usually this happens over the summer. When the school year starts up site leaders attend bi-weekly (for spring trips) or weekly (for winter trips) meetings. At these meetings we give site leaders the tools they need to lead a successful trip. At some point in the process site leaders will select participants through an application that we host. From this point, until the trips leave, site leaders will lead meetings with all their participants to educate them on the issue, prepare them for the community they will be entering, and allow the participants to get to know each other.
The Info Sessions:
We will be hosting Info Sessions about being a site leader if you’re interested in learning more before applying. Below are those times.
Thursday, April 2 6pm
Monday, April 6 7pm
Wednesday, April 8 4pm
Tuesday, April 14 9pm
Friday, April 17 2pm
All info sessions will be in Tate 215
After you are selected as a site leader you will be paired with another site leader. You and your co will need to select an issue. The information on the right gives you some examples for what trips are typically focused on. That being said we’re open to working on all kinds of issue. Also, if you’d like to lead a trip that we’ve sent in the past we’d love that! Simply indicate that on your application and we’re try to pair you with someone else who wants to do the same trip.
Site Leaders are selected by the Board of Directors which is comprised completely of Mizzou students. We look at your application in the same way that we look at participant applications (without names or other identifying information). You will be notified of your application status on or around April 27.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.