Domestic Service Trips

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

The Domestic Outreach (DO) Service trip program provides opportunities to serve marginalized populations across the United States. Rooted in faith and justice, DO fosters individual and group development through retreats and reflection activities throughout the experience. It also provides avenues for faith development and opportunities for students to explore how they can integrate the experience into their everyday lives.

The DO service trip experiences occur during interession and spring break each year. Students are encouraged to attend an information session in the fall to learn about trip locations, types of service activities, program expectations, costs, fundraising opportunities, and application process.  After attending an info session, interested students need to complete an online application.  For more information on Domestic Service Trips, please contact 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
Intersession and Spring Break Domestic Service Trip Locations 2024 

 January 14 - 20
Homeboy Industries - Los Angeles, California
Provide support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women working to redirect their lives

January 14-20
St. Bernard Project - New Orleans, Louisiana
Repairing homes damaged due to flooding for low-income families

January 14-20
The Poverello Center - Missoula, Montana
Serve the homeless in a live-in homeless shelter

January 14-20
The Fr. McKenna Center
Serve the homeless in a daytime drop-in center

March 9-16
Christian Appalachian Project/Workfest - Appalachia, Kentucky
Repair substandard housing and build new homes for low-income families

March 9-16
Maggie's Place - Phoenix, Arizona
Serving homeless, pregnant women in live-in housing facilities and day programs


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