Office of Student Leadership & Engagement

Service Break Trips with OSLE

Faces of Food Insecurity

Spring Break Wilmington Service Experience

Wilmington, North Carolina

Saturday, March 5th, 2022 - Friday, March 11th, 2022

Join OSLE Staff and fellow students as we experience Wilmington in a new way over Spring Break! Students participating in the service break experience will:

  • Get off campus and outside the UNCW bubble to learn more about their Wilmington community, including the histories and various experiences of residents other than UNCW students
  • Understand the issue of food insecurity and how it effects various communities in Wilmington (including college students), and intersects with other public health needs
  • Meet and learn from community leaders serving Wilmington residents by providing better access to healthy, fresh foods 
  • Serve the Wilmington community by volunteering throughout the week with various Wilmington organizations

Activities for the week include:

  • Volunteering with Northside Food Co-Op and other community organizations and urban farms 
  • Evening debrief and reflection discussions
  • WilmingtonNColor Bus Tour
  • 1898 Monument and Memorial Park (and other public parks and landmarks)
  • Group Meals at local Wilmington restaurants and hot spots
Cost and Requirements:
  • Cost is $150 per student, which includes lodging, transportation, materials, and meals. Payment plans are available!
  • Participants MUST be available for the entire week's activities, and participate in pre-trip meetings as much as possible. Pre-Trip meetings will take place once per week starting the week of February 14th leading up to spring break. 


  • Deadline to register is February 14th! Spots are limited to 12 students, and will fill first come, first serve.
  • Save your spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit and completing the interest form below. All deposits and trip payments can be made via cash or check, with checks made out to UNCW. 
  • Visit us in Fisher Student Center Suite 2029 to ask question or get registered! 
Click here for the Service Experience Interest Form

Questions? Email, call (910) 962-3877, or DM us on Instagram (@uncw_osle) 

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