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OUTREACH: Service and Justice Opportunities

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:

St. Vincent's Dining Room

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:  Sr. Christina Atienza, OP

Homeward Bound

HWB logo.jpgProviding 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. Christina at 415.257.0142 or at Sr. Christina Atienza, OP for details.

Visiting the Retired Sisters at Lourdes Convent

Sign up to bring joy and engagement to the retired Dominican Sisters at Lourdes Convent, the retirement/care center for the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.  Located across the street from Bertrand Hall, Lourdes residents love to have students visit to play, pray, read, walk and visit. They also tell great stories of Dominican's history. For more information contact: Lianni Castro

Campus Challenge--White House Interfaith Initiative

Each semester, Campus Ministry, in cooperation with the volunteer center of Marin, plans and participates in a community day of service.  Sites range from beach clean-up to wetlands restoration and sorting of food at a local food bank.

For more information contact Lianni Castro

Other Volunteer Opportunities

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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:

  • Working with the elderly
  • Adopt a Family at Christmas
  • La Bamba Collections
  • Ritter House
  • Cedars of Marin

For more information, contact:  Fr. Bob Haberman

 


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