In addition to volunteering each afternoon with children in eight inner city communities, two service trips take place each year. "It can be tough. The students leave their comfort zones on a regular basis," acknowledges Joli Anderson, Director of Community Service.
Each year, 10 volunteers are selected for a spring break trip to Jamaica, where students work in the squatter community of Ferry, the Marigold Orphanage in Kingston, and a Trench Town school in Kingston. A second group travels back to Jamaica each summer. This group not only includes both current students and alums who particpated in the trip while at Baylor.
During fall and winter breaks, community service volunteers travel to Asheville, N.C., where they work with the underprivileged - and spend the night in a homeless shelter.