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 $50 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 2019:

Fighting Poverty

Date: April 6-7

Cass Community Social Services is a Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, health services, and job programs. Participants will assist with food prep, light construction, potentially grounds work, and experience problems in inner city food allocation, first-hand.

Combating Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: April 6-7

The Underground Railroad Inc. in Saginaw serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human slavery. In addition to learning about this social issue, participants will aid in cleaning, cooking, sorting donations, painting, or outside clean-up, depending on weather.

Equine Therapy

Date: April 6-7

The Barn for Equine Learning is a non-profit organization that strives to connect people and horses to bring about positive change. After a devastating fire in April 2017, the original barn, along with 13 horses, was lost. Participants will assist the barn with rebuilding by helping with on site cleaning, clearing of trails, and physical labor, while learning about equine therapy.