Service and Justice Experiences provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to serve locally, around the United States, and abroad during university breaks. Participants in the program:
Service and Justice Experience Student Leaders are Juniors or Seniors who have participated in at least one SJE and want to enter deeper into the experience and lead their peers by: Establishing and maintaining contact with their site to confirm details related to accommodations, schedule, meals, etc. Selecting group members. Working as a team with their advisor(s) especially with: Managing group dynamics before, during and after the break experience. Planning and leading group meetings and daily reflections Insuring that the group arrives at their scheduled locations each day on time. Encouraging each member to fully embrace and participate in the experience. Enforcing safety during the work experiences, down times, and during travel. Insuring that all paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely fashion. Engaging fully in the experience, learning from their group and the community they encounter, and taking this experience with them in their future endeavors. Having fun doing so! Apply to be a Fall 2016 leader Here!
“…The most important part of this experience was not the tangible work we put in, but rather our immersion into the community, our attempt at solidarity with the individuals that we encountered, and the mutual acceptance and welcome that was promoted.“
—Denis Whelan '14
Advisors are faculty, staff, and alumni, of Villanova who: Participate in group activities before, during, and after the service break week to become a part of this unique community. Are responsible for responding to emergencies and other serious matters during the experience. Insure that University policies and protocols are followed. Work as a team with the student leaders Supporting them in their leadership Planning preparation meetings and group activities Engaging in daily check-ins during the week to review the day and discuss the following day. Assisting in planning and leading reflections. Monitoring the budget and spending during the week. Engage in the entire experience and have a tremendous time doing so! If you are interested in being an advisor, please complete an interest form.