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Local Volunteer Opportunities

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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 volunteer opportunities for members of the Villanova community.


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The RUIBAL Challenge is a first-year-only service program that offers volunteers the opportunity to serve K-8 students in Philadelphia schools and community centers on a weekly basis. In addition to weekly service, volunteers grow in tight-knit community with the other members of their service group, take part in events that talk about social injustices present at the schools we serve, and advocate for positive change.  

Community Outreach of Villanova (COV)

Community Outreach of Villanova (COV)

Community Outreach of Villanova (COV) is a weekly volunteer service program open to all Villanova students 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.

Holiday Giving Opportunities

Spread the Spirit Program

Once a year Campus Ministry sponsors major events to support our local partners around the holidays!  We hope you join us! Check back as we get closer to these events:

Thanksgiving Outreach

NOVAL Spread the Spirit Program

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.