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Postgraduate Service Opportunities

graduation caps, one of which says "become what you are not yet"

Taking part in a postgraduate volunteer program after Villanova can be a meaningful way to serve in marginalized communities and engage questions of social justice and solidarity. With over 200 secular and faith-based service organizations to choose from, we recommend you research and speak with friends and mentors about your desire for service.

Spring 2022 Events

For the complete lineup, see our latest newsletter.

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Thursday, Februay 10, 6-8p.m.
Dougherty Hall, East Lounge
Take some time to reflect on your journey!




Thursday, March 15, 6-8p.m.
Bring your applications and/or your questions for Campus Ministry staff to assist you in your process and provide feedback.

Why Choose Postgrad?

Some of the many reasons grads answer the call to serve 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. 

Leading by Example

Here are some of the recent grads who have committed to a year or more of service We wish them well and send them forth with blessings of love!

Student photo of Molly Bonini

Molly Bonini '20
Alliance for Catholic Education
St. Paul, MN

Student photo of Madelyn Dyer

Madelyn Dyer '20
Alliance for Catholic Education
Pensacola, FL

Student photo of Ryan Harkin

Ryan Harkin '20
Alliance for Catholic Education
Los Angeles, CA

Student photo of Michelle Mendez-Castro

Michelle Mendez-Castro '21
Teach for America
Greater Boston Area

Student photo of Kaylan Purisima

Kaylan Purisima '21
Teach for America
Charlotte, NC

Student photo of Jessica Sardina

Jessica Sardina '21

Student photo of Catherine Viola

Catherine Viola '17
Alliance for Catholic Education
Chicago, IL

Student photo of Ryan Crenny

Ryan Crenny '21
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Detroit, MI

Student photo of Spencer Gold

Spencer Gold '21
VESL - Windaid
Trujillo, Peru

Student photo of Grace May

Grace May '21
City Year
Chicago, IL

Student photo of Cassie O'Hara

Cassie O'Hara '20
Teach for America
Oakland, CA

Student photo of Ally Porizio

Allison Porzio '21
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Twin Cities, MN

Student photo of Megan Sicord

Megan Sicord '21
Augustinian Volunteers
San Diego, CA

Student photo of Giulianna Vullo

Giulianna Vullo '21
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Cleveland, OH

Student photo of Christina Dietzler

Christina Dietzler '20
The Echo Graduate Service Program
Layfayette, IN

Student photo of John Greene

John Greene '21
Augustinian Associate
Tulsa, OK

Student photo of Karen McGuire

Karen McGuire '21
City Year
Columbus, OH

Student photo of Kayleigh Purcell

Kayleigh Purcell '21
Alliance for Catholic Education
Twin Cities, MN

Student photo of Hannnah Rao

Hannah Rao '20
The Echo Graduate Service Program
Indianapolis, IN

Student photo of Madalyn Sullivan

Madalyn Sullivan '21
Red Cloud Indian School
Pine Ridge, SD

Fall 2019 Postgraduate Service Fair


Contact Kate Giancatarino.