Post-Grad Volunteer Opportunities

Serving in a post-graduate volunteer program after Villanova can be a meaningful way to serve in marginalized communities and engage questions of social justice and solidarity . There are over 200 secular and faith-based service organizations to choose from, so we recommend spending time researching and speaking with friends and mentors about your desire for service.

Why have hundreds of Villanova graduates chosen to dedicate a year (or two!) of their lives after graduation to service? Some of the many reasons why students feel a call to service include:

  • Experience during college on a Service and Justice Experience, COV, RUIBAL, MLK Day of Service or St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service
  • Openness to encountering different cultures
  • Desire to live out their faith
  • Desire to live in a community
  • Willingness to place oneself at the margins of society
  • Recognition of benefits (graduate student scholarships, real-life experience in a supportive setting, travel)

Service areas, benefits, housing accommodations, and loan deferment, and a variety of other benefits are different for every program. Curious about this process and what a year of service could look like for you? Would meeting with a former volunteer or missioner help you in the process? Contact Michelle Sherman.

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Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest - 11/13

The recruiter from Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest is at Villanova. JVC Northwest places and supports full-time Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps members in a year of direct service in urban and rural locales across Montana, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. JVs explore the values of community, simple living, spirituality, and social and ecological justice while serving with agencies to meet day-to-day needs of people living on the margins of society and fragile ecosystems in the Northwest. Interested in a year of service? Find Elizabeth tabling at the student center from 11-2pm or in campus ministry LLCR from 4-6 on Monday November 13th. If these times don’t work for you, email Elizabeth at recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org to schedule a time to meet up!

The recruiter from Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest is at Villanova. JVC Northwest places and supports full-time Jesuit Volunteer (JV)/AmeriCorps members in a year of direct service in urban and rural locales across Montana, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. JVs explore the values of community, simple living, spirituality, and social and ecological justice while serving with agencies to meet day-to-day needs of people living on the margins of society and fragile ecosystems in the Northwest. Interested in a year of service? Find Elizabeth tabling at the student center from 11-2pm or in campus ministry LLCR from 4-6 on Monday November 13th. If these times don’t work for you, email Elizabeth at recruiter@jvcnorthwest.org to schedule a time to meet up!

 

Program Ambassadors on Campus

Several post-grad service programs have representatives or ambassadors join the team during their senior years to assist with research, special projects, and recruiting efforts. We are grateful to have the following ambassadors on campus from the following programs:

 

Sean Murray, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

Contact: smurra21@villanova.edu

 

Sean Murray

Sean has two upcoming events on campus: 

ACE Teaching Fellows Information Session (Friday, 9/29, 2:00 p.m.)

ACE Teaching Fellows forms talented, faith-filled college graduates to renew and transform Catholic schools. Over the course of two summers and two academic years, ACE teachers earn a cost-free Master of Education and eligibility for state licensure. In the summers, ACE teachers spend eight weeks on Notre Dame’s campus taking intensive graduate classes. During the academic year, ACE teachers serve as full-time instructional leaders while enrolled in online coursework designed to improve their practice.

All undergraduate majors are eligible to apply. The information session will take place Friday, September 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Rita Lower Level Community Room. To learn more, contact ACE Ambassador Sean Murray (smurra21@villanova.edu).

 

ACE Teaching Fellows Information Session (Monday, 11/20, 8:00 p.m.)

ACE Teaching Fellows forms talented, faith-filled college graduates to renew and transform Catholic schools. Over the course of two summers and two academic years, ACE teachers earn a cost-free Master of Education and eligibility for state licensure. In the summers, ACE teachers spend eight weeks on Notre Dame’s campus taking intensive graduate classes. During the academic year, ACE teachers serve as full-time instructional leaders while enrolled in online coursework designed to improve their practice.

All undergraduate majors are eligible to apply. The information session will take place Monday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Rita Community Room. To learn more, contact ACE Ambassador Sean Murray (smurra21@villanova.edu).

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(Registration is not mandatory, but it helps us order the correct amount of food.)

Post-Grad Information Sessions

Wednesday, 11/1, 7:30 p.m, St. Rita Community Room

Friday, 11/17, 2-3 p.m., St. Rita Community Room

Thinking about Post-Grad Service after graduation and don’t know where to start? Heard of Post-Grad Service but are unsure if it a good fit for you? Come and learn more about programs, application processes, benefits, and much more! Pizza dinner provided.

 

Meredith and Julia standing in front of Post Grad Service Banner

November 14, 5-7PM
Villanova Room

Stop in at the fair and meet 50+ staff and alumni of post-grad service programs and see if a year of service is right for you. Many Villanova seniors commit to a year or more of service after graduation... be part of the tradition! Serving in a post-graduate volunteer program after Villanova can be a meaningful way to serve in marginalized communities and engage questions of social justice and solidarity, as well as gaining valuable job skills and experience. 

Following the Fair, all are invited to Flip n' Bailey's pub for Theology on Tap, featuring a panel of volunteer alumni. 

If you are a representative of a program who would like to have a table, please click the Programs: Service Fair Registration at the top right of this page.

 

Programs that will be at the 2017 Fair

Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)
Amate House
Amigos de Jesus
Appalachia Service Project
Assumption Mission Associates
Augustinian Volunteers
Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA)
Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Cap Corps
Cap Corps Volunteers
Catholic Charities Project SERVE
Catholic Medical Mission Board Volunteer Programs
Catholic Volunteer Network
Christ the King Service Corps
Christ the King Service Corps
City Year
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School Service Corps
DeSales Service Works
Franciscan Mission Service
Franciscan Volunteer Ministry
Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain
FrancisCorps
FrancisCorps
Glenmary Volunteer Department
Good Shepherd Volunteers
Heart's Home
Holy Family Service  Corps
Humility of Mary Volunteer Service (HM Volunteers)
Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest
Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest
L'Arche Greater Washington DC and L'Arche USA
Lasallian Volunteers
Leaderworx and FaithJustice Fellowship
Loretto Volunteer Program
Maggie's Place
Manna Project International
Maryknoll Lay Missioners
Mercy Volunteer Corps 
MercyWorks
Operation TEACH, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Passionist Volunteers International
Precious Blood Volunteers
Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers - PACT
PULSE
Redeemer Ministry Corps
Rostro de Cristo
Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy
Serve Philadelphia VISTA Corps
Seton Teaching Fellows
St. Joseph Worker Program
Teach For America
The Alliance for Catholic Education at Saint Joseph's University 
The Starfish Foundation
Vincentian Mission Corps
Vincentian Service Corps West
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Tuesday, December 5, 7-8:15pm, CAREER CENTER in Garey Hall

Interested in learning more about Post-Grad Service and in speaking to former volunteers and missioners? Come hear alumni of volunteer programs speak about their experiences and discuss common questions around a year of service. Start processing your own post-grad discernment in a supportive environment. All classes and majors welcome!

 

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January 30, 2018

Career Center, 117 Garey Hall

Appointments at 6 and 7pm

Campus Ministry invites seniors applying to Post-Grad Service Programs to bring their applications and meet one on one with a staff member and alumni of a service program. Come to talk through essay prompts, application questions, and any questions you may have about applying to a service program. 

Chapel view of the Commissioning 2017

Commissioning 2017 in Corr Chapel

 

Commissioning 2018- Date and Time TBD, Graduation Weekend

 

Post-Grad Events for Fall 2017