COV: Community Outreach of Villanova


COV is a weekly service program which partners with community-based organizations in the Philadelphia area working around a variety of issues to create lasting social change. Through COV, participants are able to deepen their commitment to service, learn about the social justice issues which necessitate service in the first place, and reflect on who they feel called be to in light of this experience.

Getting Involved

Getting involved with COV is simple! To volunteer, simply visit the Campus Ministry COV Sign-Up Board on the first floor of St. Rita’s Hall. Add your name to the sign-up sheet for the correct date and organization you’d like to serve with. On the day of service, show up to the Tracy Lounge in Campus Ministry 15 minutes before the trip is supposed to depart in order to meet your leaders, sign-in, and have a brief orientation to the experience. Transportation will be provided, and the times listed on the sign-up board include traveling time.

Please feel free to contact Lisa Mehalick with any questions.

Campus Ministry Room 112

COV Fall 2014 Semester Dates

Wednesday, Aug 27th
    Fellows Applications released
Sunday, Sept 7th
    Fellows Applications due
Wednesday, Sept 10th
    Mandatory Leader Orientation, 7:30pm
Friday, Sept 12th
    Fellows notified
Thursday, Sept 18th
    Mandatory Fellows Orientation, 8:30 pm
Monday, Sept 22nd
    Service Begins
Friday, Oct 10th
    Fall Break begins, no service
Monday, Oct 20th:
    Service Resumes    
Tuesday, Nov 25th
    Thanksgiving break begins, no service
Monday, Dec 1st
    Service Resumes
Tuesday, Dec 2nd
   Mandatory Social Justice Forum, 6:30pm
Thursday, Dec 11th 
    Service ends
To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)


Please download the following resources:

* COV Fellows application Fall 14.docx
COV Fellows Application
* ReflectionJournal.doc
Reflection Journal
* HolyFamily_Orientation.doc
Holy Family Orientation
* NorthLight_OrientationSheet.doc
North Light Orientation
* St.Agathas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Agatha's Orientation
* St.Barnabas_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Barnabas Orientation
* St.Francis_OrientationSheet.doc
St. Francis Orientation
* COVnews_Jan2012.pdf
COV Newsletter - January 2012