Published: April 2009
Carrying on a tradition begun in 1978, some 620 undergraduates spent spring break on service trips organized by Appalachia Volunteers of Boston College this year. They helped to renovate homes, staff soup kitchens, improve outdoor recreation areas, and repair public facilities. The program, which is student-run, provides training for volunteers, raises money to defray travel and other expenses, and coordinates with regional service providers such as Habitat for Humanity and the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project to identify projects.
Volunteers traveled to 37 destinations in eight states. As students assembled in Corcoran Commons to board buses for Virginia and the Carolinas on February 28, they were interviewed by @BC.