VISION applications for January 2010 service-immersion trips are due Tuesday, Oct. 6. E-mail your application on Tuesday (no earlier, no later) to The application and specific instructions are available on the Campus Ministry Web site.

Each year VISION (Volunteers In Service Internationally or Nationally) takes groups of St. Thomas students on service-immersion trips all over the world during January Term and over spring break. In January, VISION groups will travel to Kampala, Uganda; Guguleto, South Africa; Laos; Quail Springs, Calif.; El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico; San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala; and San Felix, Venezuela.

Volunteer duties vary and will include work such as: harvesting coffee in Guatemala, learning about immigration issues at the Mexican border, working with children in Venezuela, delivering food parcels in South Africa, building a bridge in Laos, working on a permaculture farm in California and building a chicken coop in Uganda.

For more information, e-mail Randy Hade, see the Campus Ministry VISION Web page or visit Room 104, Murray-Herrick Campus Center.

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