This May be the Best Alternative Break
This May be the Best Alternative Break – the one you have been looking for
What We Do
More and more people, tired of buying and receiving yet more stuff, are showing their love in a more meaningful way. They honor births, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations with donations made in a friend’s name. Until now, it has been too difficult for nonprofits to offer the requisite gift-like experience (tangible charitable opportunities, wish lists & registries, and personalized printed greeting cards). Now, ChangingThePresent.org makes it easy. In fact, the NY Times called us "an amazon.com of the nonprofit world."
What You Will Gain from the Experience
Join us for your alternative break. You will:
- Make a big impact in the world. You will help channel to nonprofits addressing your favorite causes some of the $450 billion Americans spend each year on presents. That will enable them to do their important work.
- Use your skills, experience, knowledge, creativity and talent.
- Assume responsibility and take a leadership role.
- Learn a tremendous amount.
- Work with great people from around the world and have a great time.
- Enhance your resume with a record of achievement and community service.
You can focus on children, women, education, cancer, animals, hunger, the environment, or any cause(s) you care about.
Imagine the impact we can make together as more and more people show their love by sharing the experience of changing the world for the better.
We address all causes, as well as ethnic, religious, city, and country categories. Each student can focus on their own favorites. Here are just some of them:
African-American, Aging, Agriculture, Animal Welfare, Animals, Arts and Culture, Blindness & Vision, Bullying, Cancer, Catholic, Children, China, Christian, Civil Society, Community Health, Computer Literacy, Conserve Sea And Marine Resources, Deafness, Diabetes, Disabilities, Disaster Relief, Domestic Abuse, Education (Art), Education (Early Childhood), Education (Higher), Education (K-12), Education (Music), Education (Special), Education (STEM), Education (Vocational), Environment, Environment: Global Warming, Gender Equality, Global Health, Health, Hispanic, HIV and AIDS, Housing, Human Rights, Human Trafficking and Slavery, Hunger, Inclusive Cities, Inclusive Societies, India, Jewish, Latino, LGBTQ, Legal Services, Mental Health, Microcredit, Multiple Sclerosis, Native Americans, New York, Peace, Poverty, Protect Environment And Biodiversity, Public Broadcast, Reduce Inequality, Refugees, Sexual Abuse, Stem Education, Strengthen Global Partnerships, Suicide Prevention, Sustainable Consumption And Production, Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Economy, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Industrialization, Technology, Urgent Action On Climate Change, Veterans, Water, Women And Girls, Youth Sports, etc.
ChangingThePresent has had fantastic interns and volunteers from all over the U.S. and from more than 50 countries. We would be glad to introduce you to current and former interns who will rave about the experience.
Come any time (fall, winter, or spring). Stay as long as you would like. We also welcome interns here and online throughout the year.
We are conveniently located at 7th Avenue and 33 Street in Manhattan, right across from Penn Station and Madison Square. (Catch a game or concert after work.)
Please see the illustrated presentation of our work and this opportunity.
Get in Touch
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