Community Action Break


Community Action Break is a fun way for students to use a part of their Spring Break to give back to the community while meeting other UH students and having a great time in the process! We will offer service projects Monday through Thursday, March 16th – 19th and then Friday is a reward! Any student who volunteers at two or more events is invited to join us for a day at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Carnival!

Email us at CAB@uh.edu or call 832-842-6245 with any questions.

We had a blast during the 2015 Community Action Break! Check out our pictures here. We hope to see you next year for even more Spring Break fun!


Monday March 16th

Join us for some fun in the sun! Monday’s event will be held at Generation One, an organization that aims to improve the overall quality of life for residents in the Third Ward. Volunteers will help clear two lots in the neighborhood with lawn mowers, weed whackers, and various other tools. You will meet other students with your similar community interests and learn about the impact you and your fellow volunteers are making.

Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Location: 1910 Napoleon, Houston, TX 77003
Day of Volunteering: Meet in front of the Student Center at 8:30am. Dress in casual, comfortable clothing for outdoor activity with closed toed shoes. It is advised, but optional, to bring sunscreen, a hat and bug spray. Garden gloves and safety glasses will be provided for volunteers. A light picnic lunch will be provided.

Tuesday March 17th

Interested in helping feed Houston’s furry friends? Join us at Interfaith Ministries as we package aniMeals on Wheels, food kits that help feed the beloved pets of seniors enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program. In addition, you and your new friends will get the opportunity to make greeting cards and bring joy to a senior in the community.

Time: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: 3303 Main St., Houston, TX 77002
Day of Volunteering: Meet in front of the Student Center at 12:30pm. Dress in casual, comfortable clothing with closed toed shoes.

Wednesday March 18th

Calling all book worms and literature enthusiasts! We will be working in the Friends of the Houston Public Library warehouse sorting donated manuscripts and preparing books to be shipped to Houston Public Library branches all over the city!

Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Location: 6510 West Little York, Houston, TX 77040
Day of Volunteering: Meet in front of the Student Center at 9:30am. Dress in casual, comfortable clothing with closed toed shoes. A light picnic lunch will be provided.

Thursday March 19th

Interested in working with kids? For our final day of service, join us as we interact with children from the community enrolled in Forge for Families’ Spring Break camp. We will also help The Forge with upkeep of their facility and learn about the impact the organization, and consequently you and other volunteers, has on the community.

Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Location: 3435 Dixie Drive, Houston, TX 77021
Day of Volunteering: Meet in front of the Student Center at 8:30am. Dress in casual, comfortable clothing for outdoor activity with closed toed shoes. A light breakfast will be provided.

Friday  March 20th

Hard work really does pay off! As a reward for volunteers’ commitment to the betterment of the Houston community, those who participated in two or more Community Action Break events receive a FREE ticket to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Carnival! Enjoy this long standing Houston tradition by playing games, riding rides, and pigging out on some gourmet funnel cakes and sausage on a stick!

Time: 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: 3 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054
Day of Event: Meet in front of the Student Center at 12:30pm. Admission to park is included. Please bring money to enjoy games, rides, and food.