I am a freshman at Northwest Missouri State University with an undecided major. This will be my first experience with Alternative Spring Break, and I can't wait to start volunteering with YSOP in New York. I'm looking forward to our trip in knowing that we will be making a difference in multiple people's lives.

Washington D.C-Day 4

Thursday was our last day volunteering with YSOP. This was my second time partnering with this organizing and hopefully I will get another chance to come back. YSOP does a great job at giving volunteers hands on experience and they do a great job at making sure you volunteer at a place where you will [more…]

ASB Washington D.C- Day 3

Day three was a busy day as the Blue Team traveled all the way to Rockville, Maryland. The day started out a little rough as we had a long ride on the metro and then we had to wait quite a while for the bus. Once the bus dropped us off, we had trouble finding [more…]

Washington D.C Day 2

On day two in Washington, D.C the red team paired up with another team from Northwest and volunteered at Capital Area Food Bank. This food bank is one of the largest I have seen with multiple groups volunteering at one time. Kaitlyn and I helped sort through huge bins of canned and bottled goods. If [more…]

Washington D.C Day 1

On our first day of volunteering with YSOP, my group and I worked at the Church of Brethren Soup Kitchen. This is where we met Care, who was in charge of the meal. At the church, we prepared and served a meal to around 30-40 guests. The food we prepared was a green bean soup, [more…]

Post from Zach!

We started our day with an orientation at YSOP learning about homelessness around New York. From there, we went to worksites where my group helped bag food for the More Grace Food Pantry. Before leaving today, my expectations were being able to help in some way. I thought we were going to be able to [more…]