Service and social justice are the means by which students to reach out to others in community service. Students organize trips to various community agencies during the year. Trips include both education about the social issue and the opportunity to make a positive impact locally. There are also opportunities to serve the local DUC community!

Penguin Pantry

Serve your peers every Tuesday at the Penguin Pantry. Sign up to help set up, serve and clean up as we partner with the SF-Marin Food bank. We need volunteers from 11:00am-4:00pm. Watch our VIDEO to see the process! All students, undergraduate and graduate, are invited to stop by the Penguin Pantry between 12:30-3:20pm to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables as well as non-perishable item. Questions? Contact Sr. Mary

Visiting the Retired Sisters at Lourdes Convent

Lourdes Volunteers 2017

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: Sr. Mary.

2019 Fall Opportunities

Alzheimer's Walk - Sunday, October 6, 2019

Join the Dominican Sisters as we walk laps to raise awareness and money to aid those with Alzheimers. Set up begins at 10:00am, walk from 10:30-11:30am and clean up until 11:50am. Sign up in the CM newsletter. For more information contact Sr. Mary.

Hunger Homelessness Awareness Week - November 16-22, 2019

Each semester, the Campus Ministry student leaders, the Siena Leadership Team, plan, implement and participate in a week long awareness-raising project known as Hunger Homelessness Awareness Week. This year's events:

Service Saturday @ Homeward Bound, 9:00-11:45am

Sunday HHAW Mass @ St. Catherine Chapel, 7:30pm then orange ribbon posting on campus;

Monday Hunger Banquet @ Creekside, 6:00-8:00pm;

Tuesday Penguin Pantry and Movie, Just Eat It, @ Creekside, 6:00-8:00pm;

Thursday Bagel Fundraiser @ Guzman, 8:30-10:30am, "The Happys" Band @ Cal Plaza, 11:30am-1:15pm, Youth Homeless in Marin speakers @ Creekside, 6:00-8:00pm, Solidarity Sleep Out @ 9:00pm;

Friday Solidarity Sleep Out Reflection breakfast @ Cal, 7:30am.

Sign up for any or all events.

Volunteer Opportunities after Graduation

Dominican Volunteers USA searches for new frontiers for the faith by inviting men and women to walk with us in mission as volunteers. Through our program, lay men and women volunteer for 10-12 months in mission while living in intentional Dominican community. Together, we respond to the needs of our sisters and brothers, especially those who are poor and marginalized. We live out the Dominican mission of proclaiming the gospel through our ministry, common life, prayer and study within a diverse, inter-generational community. DUC graduate, Jennifer Doerring '17, shares her experience from this year. For more information, contact Megan Rupp, co-director, at 312-226-0919. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until June 30th or until all positions are filled.


Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a full-time service and leadership program operating in many cities across the United States.  Volunteers are placed in full-time positions (see sample full-time positions) at social justice organizations for one year, or for a semester with our new Flex Semester program. Volunteers serving a year live together in intentional community with other volunteers, practice living simply and sustainability, while exploring spirituality together. Flex Semesters are NEW!, and Volunteers serve where they live in one of LVC's program cities (Twin Cities MN, Washington DC, Baltimore MD, Omaha NE, or Wilmington DE). Volunteers can serve August-December, January-May, or June-August, starting (tentatively) in summer 2020. Flex Semester housing is based on availability.


Jesuit Volunteers serve an average of 40 hours per week in direct service roles, including as case managers, outreach workers, community organizers, housing and employment specialists, and campus ministers. Volunteers live in intentional communities with other volunteers, sharing the responsibilities of cooking, cleaning, and finances. They often become active in their local neighborhoods, learning more about the joys and challenges of their neighbors. JVs also participate in our Ignatian formation program throughout their term of service. They attend five retreats each year, alongside weekly discussions and reflections, to deepen their understanding of JVC’s values, facilitate the cross-cultural adjustment process, and examine challenges of privilege and solidarity.