Mondays, 3–7 p.m. (specific dates; not weekly)
SFI is a welcoming community grounded in care and respect for every person’s human dignity. SFI offers volunteers an opportunity to interact with guests in a restaurant-style setting. Volunteers may be asked to participate by serving guests, busing tables, cleaning dishes or organizing the pantry.
Mondays, 5:45–8 p.m.
NCS believes that every child has the potential to transform him- or herself—no matter their background or life situations. Volunteers spend an hour one-on-one with students, tutoring them in basic math, science and reading. The day often ends with free time/play.
Virtual. Flexible service times with volunteer group reflection on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 7–8 p.m., in person on campus
Through St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, volunteers will serve as remote tutors (via WhatsApp or Google Meet) and work one-on-one with adult English learners, whose skills may range from beginner to advanced.
The tutoring commitment is up to one hour weekly. It can be scheduled for any time that works best for the COV volunteer and tutoring partner. Volunteers must commit to an in-person, on-campus reflection group and attend throughout the semester.
Wednesdays, 6–8:30 p.m.
ADROP’s mission is to is to build bridges between providers, recipients and community leaders across economic, political and religious spectra. COV volunteers will serve as tutors with adult English learners. They also will have the opportunity to learn Spanish from their tutoring partners. The classes takes place 6:45–7:45.
Wednesdays, 5–7:30 p.m.
University City Hospitality Coalition offers a hot meal to anyone who may need it. Volunteers are responsible for serving the food, carrying trays, pouring tea, cleaning up and visiting with guests. The soup kitchen is housed in Episcopal Cathedral.
Days and times TBD
The goal of Math Motivators is to close the opportunity gap and thus the achievement gap. It pairs underserved middle and high school students with professionals and college students with strong mathematics backgrounds.
Date and time TBD
PRC combines early reading support, access to books and community volunteers to boost children's reading skills. The program pairs trained volunteers with students from kindergarten through third grade, and provides fun, child-guided reading experiences that help build reading skills and motivation.
Day, location and time TBD
This science learning program is designed to engage elementary-age students with science. Volunteers prepare fun experiments and then work with students as they complete them, helping students to learn about different science topics.
Days and times TBD
Food Moxie envisions a world where all people have access to the skills and resources to grow, cook and It educates and inspires people to grow, prepare and eat healthy food, and builds healthy communities by connecting people to the earth, their food, themselves and one another. While we are still learning what COV will do each week, volunteers will likely help with gardening, seed packing and possibly working with youth at school community gardens.
Fridays, 4:55–7:30 a.m.
BoMF supports people experiencing homelessness by fostering confidence and goal-setting through running, and combats stigmas surrounding homelessness. Volunteers run/walk with BoMF members, who also receive assistance with housing, employment and education through the program. Many Villanovans have spent their early Friday mornings with BoMF and have loved every minute.
Saturdays, 1–3 p.m.
Run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, HFNH offers the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity. Volunteers serve through forming relationships with residents, leading activities, serving lunch and assisting as needed.
One hour a week, according to your schedule
The Monastery on campus is home to many Augustinians, particularly those who are elderly and infirm. Although plans are still being solidified, volunteers should be able to visit with the residents and form personal relationships, as well as be paired with a friar to write letters back and forth.
RUIBack at It*
Days and times listed below
Hoping to continue your RUIBAL experience? Did you hear about RUIBAL too late and want to see what it’s all about? Volunteer with other sophomores, juniors and seniors at afterschool programs at North Light (Tuesdays), St. I (Wednesdays) and St. Rose (Fridays). Children range from kindergarten to sixth grade. Volunteers serve as mentors, playmates and role models, assisting with homework, clubs, snacks and games.
Wednesdays, 3–6 p.m.
Thursdays, 3–6 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
*Sites are open ONLY to volunteers who have completed or plan to complete all required clearances to work with minors. Please contact us for information regarding the clearance process.