Dates: Spring Semester
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
This seminar links volunteer work to theories of in/justice, direct service, and social transformation through readings, documentaries, and discussions. Students in the course volunteer at an approved community placement site for 3 hours per week. View a list of approved placements sites.
Dates: March 17-20, 2018
Application Deadline: TBA
In collaboration with the Quaker Affairs Office, each spring a cohort of Haverford students is selected to participate in this changemakers conference in Washington, DC. Participants receive in-depth policy briefings, training on effective lobbying, and practice advocacy techniques. The 2018 conference theme is immigration. Photo by Jennifer Domenick.
Dates: March 11-16, 2018
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Led by students in AIDS Service Network, this is a week-long volunteer engagement in New York City at the country's leading AIDS care, prevention, and advocacy organization. Participants attend information sessions with department heads, pack safe-sex kits for distribution, and investigate the complex history of the AIDS epidemic through readings and film screenings.
Dates: April 4-7, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI
Application Deadline: January 21, 2018
This conference examines challenging concepts of privilege and oppression and offers solutions and team building strategies to work toward a more equitable world. Co-sponsored by the Office of Quaker Affairs.
Dates: Winter break
Started in 2010 thanks to initiatives by students in ALAS, this annual program now includes a fall course component and visits with Philadelphia migrant rights organizations in addition to the long-standing winter break field study in Mexico and the U.S./Mexico border region. Students learn about the complicated facets of migration from radical hospitality at Casa de los Amigos in Mexico City to legal and resettlement support at HIAS in Philadelphia.
Dates: Spring Break
Students in Bio 118/318 "Economic Botany" study the intersection of botanical, social, and cultural history in Trinidad and Tobago with Assistant Professor Jonathan Wilson. Over spring break, the course travels to Trinidad and Tobago to meet with experts at local organizations including Asa Wright Nature Centre and Green Market Santa Cruz.
Dates: Fall Break
High Rocks Educational Corporation is an award-winning organization in Hillsboro, WV that educates, empowers, and inspires young people to lead active lives and to work towards the long-term betterment of their community. This annual fall break program gives Haverford students an opportunity to connect with the High Rocks community and engage in programs that support the organization's work.