Volunteer

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.

Volunteer Opportunity 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.


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: Lianni Castro.


2018 Spring Opportunities


Campus Community Garden - Saturday, February 24, 2018

Create a community campus garden - we need help prepping the soil and planting from 9:30am to Noon. Sign up in the Campus Ministry newsletter. For more information contact Lianni Castro.


Habitat Park Clean Up in San Francisco - Saturday, March 24, 2018

Help Habitat for Humanity to clean up neighborhood parks in San Francisco. For cleaner, safer and more accessible parks for EVERYONE! Service time from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Sign up in the Campus Ministry newsletter. For more information contact Lianni Castro.


Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon in San Francisco - Sunday, April 8, 2018

Reserve the morning to volunteer for a memorable San Francisco experience. Shifts start at 6:15am and race ends by 11:30am. Sign up in the Campus Ministry newsletter. For more information contact Lianni Castro.


Celebrate Earth Day at Homeward Bound in Novato - Sunday, April 22, 2018

Take the morning to serve - activities possibly include working in the organic garden. Check the Campus Ministry newsletter for more details closer to the date or contact Lianni Castro.


2017 Fall Opportunities


Campus Day of Service - Sunday, October 15, 2017

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. Different locations start at different times. Watch for updates. For more information contact Lianni Castro.


Astronomy Night Service - Saturday, October 28, 2017

As a volunteers at Mt. Tam State Park, we will direct where to park cars, greet the audience, or help set up and take down equipment, and still enjoy the speaker and observing session. 


Hunger Homelessness Awareness Week - November 11-17, 2017

Each semester, the Campus Ministry student leaders, the Siena Leadership Team, plans, implements and participates in a week long awareness-raising project known as Hunger Homelessness Awareness Week. This year's events:  Service Saturday at Homeward Bound working in the organic garden; HHAW Mass on Sunday; Hunger Banquet Monday; Tuesday Tabling, Interactive Art Project and service with R.E.S.T. program; Wednesday Tabling; Thursday night Solidarity Sleep Out; Friday morning Solidarity Sleep Out Reflection breakfast.