Domestic Service Trips
Campus Ministries' Center for Service & Social Justice coordinates domestic service trips over Intersession and Spring break.Student Information
Information sessions are held in September and April to share details about Spring Break and Intersession domestic outreach trips. All students are encouraged to attend these sessions to learn about trip locations, types of service, accommodations, costs, and fundraising opportunities. The online application is available via Royal Sync after the information sessions.
Student participants are selected based on completed application and brief interview. Space is limited on each trip. Once selected, participants are responsible to confirm their spot with a non-refundable deposit. All participants commit to pre-trip group preparation, the one week service trip, and a follow up gathering.
The Domestic Outreach Service Trips offer opportunities to engage in service that is rooted in faith and justice. Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice partners with organizations and programs that serve marginalized populations across the United States. We provide opportunities working in soup kitchens & food pantries, to disaster relief in working with children, refugees, with persons with disabilities, and former gang members.
Each trip has a University of Scranton faculty, staff or graduate student chaperone as well as an undergraduate peer facilitator. Transportation varies between traveling via mini vans, charter bus, or flying. Accommodations are generally simple, making and sharing meals and staying in churches, cabins or host apartments. Students going on service trips should be flexible with housing accommodations, transportation and meals.
Information sessions are held in September to share details about Spring Break and Intersession domestic outreach trips. All staff and faculty interested in chaperoning a domestic outreach trip are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.
Chaperones are responsible for driving students, keeping close contacts with the undergraduate peer facilitator and service site, handling all trip finances, and actively participating in pre-trip group meetings that include reflection, prayer and community building.
Chaperones should be prepared to serve with the group during the trip. Those wishing to chaperone should also consult the University of Scranton policy on Mission and Community Service.
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