Local Volunteer Opportunities

Students Hugging

Villanova is a faith community known for its service to the marginalized of our society. In the spirit of St. Thomas of Villanova, who dedicated his life to the service of the poor, Campus Ministry provides weekly service & social justice opportunities for all members of our Villanova community.

RUIBAL Challenge


RUIBAL (Reaching Urban Individuals by Action and Love) is a freshman only program that partners with after-school programs to tutor and mentor children in the Philadelphia area. Volunteers are placed in groups with other first-year students and commit to serving with the same after-school program weekly throughout the course of one semester. Click on the above image for more information and how to apply!


Once a year Campus Ministry sponsors major events such as Hunger Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) in the Fall, and in the Spring Act! Speak! Build! Week and Advocacy Week. These are run almost entirely by volunteers.

Community Outreach of Villanova (COV)


COV is a weekly volunteer service program open to all students.  We serve our brothers and sisters in and around Philadelphia Monday-Saturday in soup kitchens, afterschool programs, nursing homes, English as a Second Language classes, and more!  Click on the above image for information about when and where we serve and how to apply!

Habitat for Humanity

On weekends the Villanova Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity volunteers to build homes in the local area, and is involved in advocacy and fundraising throughout the year.