They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but in the case of an alternative break program, make that a million!

Repair the World believes that there is no better way to spend your break from school then by serving others. And the students in these pictures agree. The photo diary below shares the stories of inspiring students from several different schools who took the initiative to volunteer during their breaks – in this case, helping people who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. As you can see, these students worked hard, made a difference, and had fun in the process. It’s a school break win-win-win.

Take a scroll through the photo diary, and get inspired!

Did you volunteer during your spring break – for Sandy relief or otherwise? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us at @repairtheworld #altbreak.