Service Break Experiences

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Winter 2014/15 Service Break Leader Applications now available!

Campus Ministry’s Service Break Program provides opportunities for Villanova’s students, faculty, staff and alumni to practice their faith through service to the poor around the world for 1-2 weeks during the University’s breaks.

There are two types of service break experiences: Habitat for Humanity and Mission Service Experiences. Our Habitat for Humanity experiences work with Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization whose mission is to build homes for God’s people in need of adequate housing. Our Mission experiences work with site affiliates that meet the needs of the community they serve. The work may include tutoring, visiting the elderly, teaching English, working at AIDS hospices, repairing homes and interacting with the community.

Through service and reflections, volunteers are transformed by identifying their connection with our global community as they experience another culture, spirituality, and socio-economic situation. We challenge our participants to become global citizens - not just citizens of the United States - as they use their education to change the lives of the poor. We hope this experience helps the volunteer to develop a personal commitment to making the world a better place by calling attention to the injustices of racism, poverty, sexism, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Campus Ministry Service Break Experience Coordinator:

Tim O'Connell
E-mail: timothy.oconnell@villanova.edu
Phone: 610-519-4084

Office: Ground floor of St. Rita's