Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

Community Service Trips

Our office offers alternative break trips to students who are interested in participating in community service trips. UNCW students travel with members of the professional staff to areas of need for a week, increasing their reach to positively impact a regional, national, and global community. In the past, our student groups have worked with women's and children's homes, shelters, and rebuilding projects.

In Spring 2014, our student group had a life changing experience while working with The City of Refuge in Atlanta, Georgia. This has inspired our office to continue organizing break trips where UNCW students can work with City of Refuge, to be with and serve the women and children in the shelter.

City of Refuge is a place "Where Good Works" to effect positive, lasting, meaningful, tangible, transformational change in the lives it touches- whoever they may be and from wherever they may come, rich or poor. Learn more about Refuge ATL.

Spring Break Atlanta

Spring Break 2016- City of Refuge in Atlanta

Join us in spring 2015 as we journey to Atlanta, GA to engage and serve at a homeless shelter assisting women and children! We will be working with the City of Refuge and Restoration ATL to serve the Atlanta community during our spring break!


March 4-10, 2016


Total trip cost is $75. The cost of the trip includes meals, lodging, and transportation.


The Atlanta Community Service Trip is open to the first 11 students to register.

Interested students should sign up- in the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, 2nd floor, Fisher Student Center 2029. A $25 deposit is required to guarantee your spot on the trip, payable by cash or check. The total will be due prior to leaving for Atlanta!

For more information contact Erin Williamson or email

Not sure what to expect?

We visited Atlanta in Spring 2014...

Ten UNCW students with Assistant Director, Jaime Russell, traveled to City of Refuge in Atlanta, GA for Spring Break. The City of Refuge is a non-profit organization dedicated to community development efforts that lead to the stability and sustainability of the local community. Check out our group's experience by visiting our blog!

UNCW Students serve community of Atlanta, GA