Updated application available Fall 2015
NOTE: There is a MANDATORY training for Site Leaders ONLY once selected on TBA. Location and time for the TBA training will be sent to Site Leaders once selected. Prior to embarking on the FIT trips, all participants are required to attend a pre-trip orientation about a week prior to their departure date. Trip logistics and schedule will be discussed. Also included will be short leadership and advocacy empowerment sessions to prepare participants for the weekend immersion trip. FIT participants will receive 12 volunteer hours through the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement and Service.
Each trip is $25. Applications are DUE Fri. Jan. 24 for ALL trips!
Natural Spaces: Exploring South Florida Environments, Feb. 21-23
This trip will focus on environmental issues effecting South Florida. The overall theme is the interaction between humans and the environment: water, trash, agriculture, tourism, etc. are all part of this relationship. It’s not just about doing service for one weekend though, but how our everyday choices affect natural spaces we might not see, but are in our backyard.
This trip is sponsored by Campus Recreation
Stop Hunger Now Boca Raton, FL Apr. 18-19
The 2nd Annual FIT to Stop Hunger Now will engage students in the global issue of hunger through the execution of a Meal Packaging Event, the basic understandings of nonprofit functions, corporate relations, and the power of collaborations between the nonprofit sectors and for-profit sectors and the overall importance of giving back. Specially geared toward the nonprofit, Stop Hunger Now, this trip will empower the participants to become Super Volunteers for the Meal Packaging Event taking place at Florida Atlantic University April 19 at the Campus Recreation and Fitness Center. Students will be educated by the main sponsors of the event and the partnering nonprofit as well as have the opportunity to take part in in-action interviews during the actual Meal Packaging Event. Last year, participants packaged 102,000 meals and this year our goals are way bigger than that! Lead the movement to Stop Hunger Now.
This trip is sponsored by Student Involvement and Leadership and the Weppner Center for Civic Engagement & Service.