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Project Serve 2014

Project Serve began with Pepperdine's first spring break in 2002. Now it is a tradition where teams of students serve in domestic and international locations. The purpose of Project Serve is provide students with opportunities to prepare and learn about service away from home in order to equip them with skills to come back and serve their local communities.

Project Serve is a unique opportunity

In the past, our teams have completed a multitude of meaningful tasks ranging from recovery ministry in New Hampshire to teaching English in the Dominican Republic. There is a project to satisfy anyone's passion for service.

Our goal is to send out students who are ready and excited to serve with passion and flexibility. Should you choose to serve with Project Serve, your spring break will be a different kind of vacation, a vacation of service, growth, relationships, and memorable experiences. 

Project Serve Teams prepare for each trip

All our teams are composed of and led by students. Every team member plays a crucial role in the success of the project. Team members must be willing and able to operate in diverse environments, as well as actively contribute to their teams in the months leading up to the trip. More than any other qualification that we look for in applicants is a commitment to their team, to learning, and to working hard. In order to make sure you are ready, each participant will commit to 3 team meetings in the fall, 3 meetings before spring break, and 3 after teams return from spring break.

Project Serve is a big commitment

Each individual must raise his or her own funds for the trip. In order to achieve this goal, each team works together to develop fundraising strategies and events.  Though the dollar amount may seem large, more than half of all participants raise 25 to 100% of the required funds. 

Project Serve 2015 Abridged Calendar

                                         Project Serve 2015 Schedule                                          
Team Leader Applications September 6 - 19, 2014
 Spring Break at Pepperdine Release Party September 26, 2014
Team Member Applications September 26 - October 17, 2014
Project Serve Site Revelation  October 24, 2014
Project Serve Commitment Deadline October 31, 2014
First 1/2 of Money Due  December 1, 2014
Second 1/2 of Money Due                    February 6, 2015
Sendoff Celebration Event February 25, 2015
Project Serve February 28 - March 5, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions about Project Serve.

Project Serve 2014

For a review of Project Serve 2014, visit the 2014 Spring Break at Pepperdine Catalog.