Community-based Learning Opportunities

Let the experience of community-based learning stay with you beyond your classroom requirement.  Take advantage of the many longer-term service opportunities both in and outside of the United States.

National Opportunities

Summer Opportunities

Bikes Not Bombs (Massachusetts)
Catholic HEART Workcamp (Nationwide)
Citizen Action of New York (New York)
Urban Habitat Chicago
Chicago Center for Green Technology

Alternative Spring Break:

Many offerings of local and national service, such as, spending a week at Nazareth Farm in Doddridge County, West Virginia.  See University Ministry for details.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Amate House
City Year
Dominican Volunteers USA
Episcopal Urban Internship Program (California)
*Fourth World Movement Volunteer Corps
*Habitat for Humanity
*Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Teach for America

* = domestic and international placements

International Opportunities

Haiti, STA 299 70
Serve with organizations that serve children and developmentally disabled people in Haiti during our Spring Break.

Guatemala, STA 299 71
Serve with San Lucas Tolimán Mission and its outreach to the people of San Lucas during our January Interim.

Summer Opportunities

Service Civil International
Working Abroad
Operation Groundwell-Backpacking with a Purpose

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Catholic Relief Services
Must be at least 25 years old

*Fourth World Movement Volunteer Corps

Habitat for Humanity Global Village Program
Global / 2 week immersion
Cost estimates (in U.S. dollars) for a 9 to 14 day trip (excluding air fare) are:

  • Africa $1,900–$2,400
  • Asia and South America $1,650–$2,350
  • Central America/Caribbean $1,275–$1,550
  • Europe and Central Asia $1,825–$2,500

Habitat for Humanity International Volunteer Program
Argentina, Armenia, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Egypt, Ghana, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Kenya, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Zambia.
6-12 months of service
Personally responsible for all costs associated with living abroad: international medical insurance, housing, food and travel to and from the host country.

*Jesuit International Volunteers
Belize, Chile, Haiti, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Tanzania, South Africa
2 years / Faith-based

Peace Corps
Global / 2 years of service / 3 months training / All expenses paid / Lengthy selection process

World Teach
Costa Rica, Russia, Namibia, Poland, Ecuador, China, Thailand, South Africa
1 year minimum / Fundraising required / Non church-related

* = domestic and international placements