Weekend Trips

What are ASB weekend trips? 

Good question! ASB weekend trips allow us to help local community partners, as well as make volunteering more accessible for the MSU community. Weekend trips offer the same rewarding experience as a spring or winter break trip, but with a shorter time commitment and modest price. Participants pay $45 for weekend trips, which goes toward housing, food and transportation costs. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop on upcoming weekend trips!

Typical Weekend Trip Itinerary 

**Subject to change**


  • 7:00 am depart from East Lansing
  • 9:00-12:00pm Morning Service (Direct or Indirect) 
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch 
  • 1:00-5:00pm Afternoon Service (Direct or Indirect) 
  • 5:00-6:00pm Dinner 
  • 6:00- 10:00pm Group Activities and Reflection 


  • 8:00 am Breakfast 
  • 9:00-12:00pm Morning Service (Direct or Indirect) 
  • 12:30pm Depart back to East Lansing 

Spring 2018:

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore- open!

Date: April 14-15

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore aims to preserve natural resources in the area along with their lighthouses, barns, farm houses, outbuildings, shops, and more. Volunteers throughout the weekend will have the chance to perform a variety of tasks under the areas of dune ecology, their port Oneida historic farm district, natural resources, and beach environment.  

Howell Nature Center- OPEN!

Date: April 14-15

The Howell Nature Center is home to Michigan's largest wildlife rehabilitation clinic. We see over 4,000 injured, orphaned or displaced mammals, reptiles or birds from across the mid-western United States each year. We are also home to Livingston Counties only teaching zoo, the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, which houses over 70 permanently injured Michigan native wildlife, many of which came through our very own wildlife clinic and were unable to be released back to the wild due to physical or mental injuries. This nationally recognized facility offers volunteers the opportunity to make a difference in local wildlife conservation and education.