The Ospreys Take Flight for Spring Break Volunteer Trips

Spring Break

The Ospreys have taken flight for Spring Break and are landing throughout the world to make a difference. You can follow their journeys on our Instagram story this week. 

Tuesday, March 12

This year's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) volunteers are in Delaware and North Carolina to build homes with Habitat for Humanity. ASB has been a Stockton tradition since 2006 and offers students an opportunity to get their hands dirty while develop leadership skills and forming bonds with fellow volunteers. 

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Wednesday, March 13 

We head further south to Florida on Wednesday to Give Kids the World Village. Fifteen Stockton students led by Criminal Justice Professors Joshua Duntley and Christine Tartaro are volunteering to give children with critical illnesses and their families the vacation of a lifetime. 

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Thursday, March 14

There's no better place to learn about the Greek poet Homer, than in Greece. "The World of Homer" is a course for student veterans taught by Jason Babin, a veteran and director of the Office of Military & Veteran Affairs, that uses Homer's unique storytelling style to help students share their own military experiences. Justin Cruz, public relations officer for the Stockton Student Veterans Organization (SVO), is taking over Stockton's Instagram story on Thursday and also posting to the @StocktonSVO Instagram.  

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Saturday, March 16

Occupational Therapy students raised money to purchase a powered wheelchair for a young man who has been bed bound for the past decade due to a spinal cord injury. Victoria Schindler, professor of Occupational Therapy, and students are in Colombia for a mental health fieldwork requirement and will deliver the wheelchair to the patient. See his reaction when students give him a gift that will change his life. 

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What are you doing for Spring Break?

We know that the rest of our ospreys are doing great things over Spring Break, and we want to know about it. On Tuesday, March 19, we will be putting out a call for photos on our Instagram story. Direct message us a photo of your Spring Break with a brief description of where you were and what you did for a chance to be featured in our story on March 21. 


P.S. After wintering 3,000 miles away in South America, Ospreys are returning to New Jersey right now. Did you know that Ospreys mate for life and return to the same nest site year after year? 

osprey by susan allen

Photo: Susan Allen