Domestic Service Trips

Students in 2017 serving at the Good Shepherd Mission on the Navajo Nation, Fort Defiance, Arizona

Campus Ministries' Center for Service & Social Justice coordinates domestic service trips during January Intersession and Spring break with organizations and programs that serve marginalized populations across the United States. 

Students are encouraged to attend September and April information sessions to learn about trip locations, types of service actitvities, accommodations, costs, and fundraising opportunities. Students need to complete an application and take part in an interview. All participants commit to pre-trip group preparation, the one week service trip, and a follow-up gathering. A faculty or staff member serves as a chaperone, accompanying students on each trip. Types of services can include:

  • Serving in soup kitchens & food pantries
  • Disaster relief
  • Tutoring/mentoring children
  • Refugee assistance
  • Working with persons with disabilities and former gang members
2018 Domestic Service Trip Locations

Jan 7-13     Homeboy Industries/Dolores Mission                  Los Angeles, CA
Jan 7-13     St. Bernard Project                                                 Baton Rouge, LA
Mar 10-16   Christian Appalachian Project / Workfest           Appalachia, KY
Mar 10-17   Homeboy Industries/Dolores Mission                 Los Angeles, CA
Mar 10-16   St. Bernard Project                                                 Monmouth & Ocean Counties, NJ
Mar 10-17   Maggie's Place                                                        Phoenix, AZ
Mar 10-17   St Michael Association for Special Education    St Michael, AZ (Navajo Nation)
May 19-27  Beans Café & Catholic Social Services                Anchorage, AK
May 19-26  Kino Border Initiative                                              Nogales, AZ - Nogales, Mexico
                    - a joint service trip with our International Service Program

  Look where we've been in 2017!



Students who attended the Los Angeles CA Sevice Trip in January 2017 to Homeboy Industries provided support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women working to redirect their lives.