OUTREACH is the means for students to reach out to others in community service projects. Students organize the trips to various community agencies during the year. Specific OUTREACH opportunities include:
Dominican is joining with campuses from throughout the country to take the President's Challenge for a day of service. Since we were not in session during the Saturday before the Inauguration, we will observe it on Feb. 2, 2013. Our GOAL is to have 100 Participants. Everyone is welcome to get involved--students, families, faculty, staff and friends of Dominican.
8:30 a.m.--Check in and Welcome (Edgehill Mansion Lawn)
9 a.m.--Go to Service Sites
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.--Service Work
11:30 a.m.-noon--Back to Campus
Outdoor habitat restoration and invasive plant removal
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
Albert Park cleanup
Preparing Emergency Preparedness Kits
Preparing Art Projects for after school programs
Register at: Dominican University Campus Challenge Day of Service
Dominican University has developed a relationship with St. Matia's Parish in Kigandi, Uganda. As part of our "sister institution" program, Dominican students are continuing to help send bednets to the parish's clinic to help stop the spread of malaria. For $10 a bednet, a person in Africa receives a bednet to use--and to save a life.
For information, contact Fr. Bob Haberman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Feeding the poor of our community
St. Vincent's Dining Room is located in downtown San Rafael, providing needy members of our community with meals and other necessities of life. The Dining Room is operated through the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin County. Students work at St. Vincent's according to their own schedule and times requested by the Dining Room.
There is an orientation program required of all new volunteers. Students carpool from the Campus Ministry Office.
Orientation Meetings: First Monday of the Month, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Contact: James McSweeney
Providing shelter, job training for the homeless and support for families
Volunteers are needed for childcare each week. Homework, games, art projects are ways you can make a difference in a homeless child's life. Check the schedule of time slots in the Campus Ministry office, contacting Sr. Carla at 415-257-0142 or at email@example.com for details
HopeWalk helps to support pregnant women who have AIDS in Africa. A local San Rafael doctor has developed a vaccine which allows a pregnant woman to give birth to a child without the AIDS virus. HopeWalk raises money to help supply the vaccine to those who need it in Africa. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a College and Financial Aid Mentor! Marin Education Fund is looking for potential mentors who have the desire to assist high school students with the college and financial aid process. Mentors will be partnered with the graduates of our 2009 Summer Application Institute, a program that assists first generation high school juniors and seniors from low-income families by providing them with guidance and information regarding the college and financial aid process. Mentors are critical in providing the necessary support and guidance to our students during their final years of high school. Marin Education Fund will provide training and support for mentors and will be available to provide on-going assistance as needed. The length of the program runs from May 2009 through May 2010 with November through February being the busiest months. Qualifications: *Interest in working one-on-one with a high school student and engaging in a yearlong relationship during the student's junior or senior year in high school. *Have a college degree (AA, BA/S or advanced degree) or be working towards a degree. *Embrace the mission, values and goals of Marin Education Fund. For more information, please contact Chase Finney at 415-451-4016.
Community Volunteer Opportunities
More than 60% of students participate in volunteer opportunities. Sponsored in conjunction with ASDU (Student Government) and Student Activities, the following is a partial list of areas where students can become involved. Contact the Campus Ministry Office for further information on the following:
For more information, contact: Fr. Bob Haberman at email@example.com