Breakout Local

Around during break? Want to make a difference in our community and learn how to do service well? Breakout Local connects students with local organizations who need help tackling important projects that will have direct impact on the communities they serve and the social issues they address, such as education, hunger and homelessness.

Take some time during break to learn what it means to be an active citizen in the service of humanity; it’s also a week to have fun and meet new friends! Volunteer with organizations in the local community. You can volunteer for anywhere between two and 10 hours during the week. There will be opportunities for you to meet other Princeton students through Volunteer 101 training and a reflection lunch or dinner  at the end of the week. 

Sign up for  Breakout Local

The sign up form will close at midnight on Saturday, October 26th.

2019 Fall Break Schedule

*Scroll below schedule to read descriptions of events.
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00am - 5:00pm Princeton Nursery School9:00am - 1:00pm Trenton Tour9:00am - 5:00pm Princeton Nursery School10:00am -12:00pm Princeton Tour9:00am - 5:00pm Princeton Nursery School
12:30pm - 2:00pm Volunteer 1011:00pm - 3:00pm Community House Mural Project1:00pm - 3:30pm Community House Mural Project12:00pm - 2:00pm Reflection Lunch


Opportunity Descriptions

  • Volunteer 101: Designed for those who are beginning a new service opportunity, this training will equip you with the knowledge needed to have a successful and meaningful service experience.

  • Princeton Nursery School:  (PNS) For the past 91 years, PNS has provided quality preschool programming and child care for children aged 2 - 5 years. Located in the historic Witherspoon-Jackson community, PNS continues to deliver its mission each day to our families and the community. Students can volunteer to be classroom assistants.
    *** Volunteers are asked to sign up for shifts of at least two consecutive hours, limit phone usage while on shift, and not take pictures with the youth. 

  • Community House Mural Project: The Community House program is celebrating 50 years of working with families to support underrepresented youth through innovative programming that focuses on providing tools for academic success and enhancing social-emotional literacy.  Community House’s core values of Bridging CommunitiesDemonstrating Integrity and Fostering Growth manifest in each of the program’s 16 youth and family development projects, dynamic family focused events and holistic approach to youth development work. Students can volunteer to put their artistic skills to work creating a fun and colorful mural for the Community House youth to enjoy.

  • Trenton Tour: Explore and learn more about the local area and the NJ State Capital, our neighboring community of Trenton, with native Trentonian and Pace Center Assistant Director Dave Brown.

  • Princeton Tour: Dig deeper into the history of the town of Princeton and the diverse Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood with local historian Shirley Satterfield.

        ***This is a walking tour and may be reformatted as a digital immersion and virtual tour due to weather and community partner discretion.

  • Reflection Lunch: A celebration and reflection of the Breakout Local week where students, staff, and partners are invited to break bread and share perspective.