- VIA: Volunteers In Action
- VISION: Volunteers In Service Internationally or Nationally
- Faith Based Student Clubs & Organization
Campus Ministry hopes to instill in students the Gospel’s call of service to our neighbors: those next door as well as those from across the world. We invite students to explore service and justice opportunities in the Twin Cities, nationally and abroad.
Volunteers In Action is a student-led organization that coordinates volunteer experiences for St. Thomas students at service organizations around the Twin Cities Metro Area. VIA has six sites that allow students to learn more about themselves while working to better their communities. Join us today to live out this year’s motto, “Service is a lifestyle,” and experience the power of making a difference!
Last year over 200 students participated in VISION, which provides opportunity for service experiences over J-Term and spring break. VISION trips are based on six components: service, simplicity, spirituality, community, justice issues, and intercultural exchange.
Full-Time Volunteering After College
For many students, there is an interest and desire to engage in service and community engagement after college. To learn more about service opportunities and volunteering full-time following graduation, take a look at the agencies listed below or visit us in Campus Ministry.
Start here: Catholic Volunteer Network can match you with a ministry that fits your interests and skills.
Some of Campus Ministry's suggestions:
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps
- NET Ministries
- St. Joseph Workers
- Seton Education Partners
- Lasallian Volunteers
- Riverwest Food Pantry
- SPIRITUS (WI)
- Benedict XVI Mission (NJ)
- Christ in the City (Denver, CO)
- Christ the King Service Corps (Detroit, MI)
- Visitation Monestary Volunteer Internship Program (VIP)
- Vincentian Volunteers (Cincinnati, OH)
Graduate Programs with Service Components
Interested in getting your master's degree? There are several great programs across the country that allow you to pursue a master's degree while serving the local community. Here are some of Campus Ministry's suggestions:
ACE: through Notre Dame University, receive your MA in Education while teaching in a Catholic school
Urban Catholic Teacher Corps (UCTC): through Boston College, receive your MA in Education while teaching in a Catholic school
ECHO: through Notre Dame University, receive your MA in Theology while working at a church or teaching in a Catholic school
Magis Catholic Teacher Corps: through Creighton University, receive your master's degree (several degree options available) while teaching in a Catholic school
PACE: through University of Portland, receive your MA in Education while teaching in a Catholic school