External Affairs (Service Opportunities and Clubs)

External Affairs (Student Service Opportunities and Clubs)

** This webpage provides extensive lists of both local service opportunities for ND graduate students as well as undergraduate/graduate student service and social action groups at Notre Dame. When scrolling down through the information, students will first find an alphabetized list of local service opportunities followed by  an alphabetized list of the student service and social action groups on campus. **


 


LOCAL SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES


 


 

AIDS MINISTRIES / AIDS ASSIST

FOCUS: To coordinate care for persons living with HIV and community-based HIV testing and prevention education

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Short and long term research, companionship, education, and office projects are available

HOURS: (Mon–Thu) 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; (Fri) 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish—helpful but not required, TB test, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 3A Portage

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Debra M. Stanley, 574-288-2887, WuZuWuZu@aol.com, aidsministries.org


 

ALZHEIMER'S SERVICES OF NOTHERN INDIANA / MILTON ADULT DAY SERVICES

FOCUS: To provide therapeutic activities to adults who need supervision during the day (Many participants have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.)

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Assist with activities, work one-on-one with clients or small groups for mental or physical exercises. Engage participants in activities through use of humor, enthusiasm, and positive reinforcement.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish―helpful

but not required, TB test, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Sheila Varda, 574-232-2666, Sheila_Varda@sbcglobal


 

AMERICAN RED CROSS, ST. JOSEPH COUNTY CHAPTER

FOCUS: To provide compassionate care to those in need. Our mission is to prevent and relieve suffering, here at home and around the world, through three key service areas: 1) disaster relief, 2) health and safety ser­vices, and 3) refugee resettlement.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Building networks for marketing first aid kits, coordinating shelters in case of emergency situations, co­ordinating and presenting community pre­paredness to disaster, redesigning orienta­tion materials for refugees and focusing on case management and networking with community groups to cosponsor refugees

HOURS: (Mon–Thu) 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; trained staff and volunteers on call 24 hours a day

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, background check, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 1 Madison/Mishawaka

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Anton Murra, 574-234-0191, anton.murra@redcross.org, redcross.org/in/south-bend


 

ARK ANGELS, INC.

FOCUS: To illuminate inherent youth value (societally blinded by neglect, underex­posure) and use the light of heroic human capital investment to restore great possibil­ity thinking and inspire transformation

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Life Coaches, S.T.A.R. (Strategic Teaching Aimed At Re­sults and Respect), project development,

and linking leadership mastery with learning and intervention

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 7:45–11:00 a.m.; (Mon–Sat) 2:00–8:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, background check

BUS ROUTE: 3A Portage

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Ron King, 574-904-1707, arklitesite@gmail.com, arklitesite.org


 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

FOCUS: Individual mentoring for school-aged children in St. Joseph County

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Spend time with a child in need of a role model and friend 2–4 times a month on- or off-campus

HOURS: Students set own schedule with family for visits

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, car, background check, commit to academic year

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Deborah Burrow, 574-232-9958, bbbsstjoe@bbbs-sjc.org, bbbs-sjc.org


 

BOY SCOUT OF AMERICA - LASALLE COUNCIL

FOCUS: To develop character, leadership, physical, and mental fitness in the young men and women in our area in an outdoor setting

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Teach life skills to the students of the surrounding school districts

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, background check

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Aaron Bradford, 574-289-0337, abradford@lasallecouncilbsa.org, lasallecouncilbsa.org


 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

FOCUS: To provide holistic, high-quality, co-educational programming in afterschool settings throughout the community

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Academic assistance, homework help, tutoring, and educational support in the form of math/literacy games and other high-yield activities; volunteers also engage both individual and small groups of children in multiple programmatic rotations, including fine/performing arts, computers, recreation, literacy, etc.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 3:00–6:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish―all levels of pro­ficiency, U.S. citizen, background check, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 9 Northside/Mishawaka

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Vicki Geschke, 574-968-9660, VGeschke@fccin.org, bgcsjc.org


 

BRIDGES OUT OF POVERTY

FOCUS: To work across sectors, political parties, and economic classes in order to create and implement community solutions to help end poverty and build sustainability

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Engage students through support for programs such as Monthly Networking Meetings and the Bridges Financial Management Class, as well as in community outreach, education, and research. Students have an opportuni­ty to learn powerful tools and ideas that can be taken to other communities and applied.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; some evenings and weekends

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish—helpful but not required, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 6 South Michigan

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Bonnie Bazata, 574-339-1232, sjcbridges@gmail.com, sjcbridges.org


 

BROADWAY CHRISTIAN PARISH UMC

FOCUS: To offer a ministry of peace, justice, and hospitality to those at the margins

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Food pantry, morning outreach programs, breakfast Mon–Thu for those in greatest need, shower, laundry, and clothing ministries

HOURS: (Mon–Thu) 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; some Fridays

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish—helpful but not required

BUS ROUTE: 11 Southside/Mishawaka

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Robin Emanaker, 574-289-0333, bcpumcsb@gmail.com, broadwayumcsb.org


 

CASA PROGRAM OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

FOCUS: To recruit, screen, train, supervise, and support volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Screened, trained volunteers are court appointed to

advocate for children in the court system as a result of alleged physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and/or neglect.

Volunteers meet with the child regularly, interview all parties to the case, and

complete court reports under specified time limits. Possible internships available.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, U.S. citizen, background check, commit to academic year

BUS ROUTE: 6 South Michigan

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Brenda Matuszkiewicz, 574-235-5375, bmat@jjconline.org, sjccasa.org


 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

FOCUS: To serve those in need as Christ would have us do

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Organize a charity drive to benefit the clients of Catholic Charities; assist with adult English as a New Language Classes by working one on one with students

HOURS: (Mon/Tue/Thu) 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; (Wed) 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; ENL class hours vary

REQUIREMENTS: background check

BUS ROUTE: 8 Miami/Scottsdale

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Claire Coleman, 574-234-3111, ccoleman@ccfwsb.org, ccfwsb.org


 

CATHOLIC WORKER HOUSE

FOCUS: To practice the “works of mercy” by offering hospitality (overnight shelter and dinner at 6:30 p.m. nightly) to folks who find themselves on the street in South Bend

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Preparing dinner, processing donated vegetables, cooking and cleaning, weather amnesty host­ing, assisting with our co-operative grocery store

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 5:00–10:00 p.m.; (Sat–Sun) 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Peter Claver House Staff, 574-631-0459, peterclaverhouse@gmail.com, southbendcatholicworker.org


 

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY JUSTICE

FOCUS: Providing programs, based on the principles of Restorative Justice, which strengthen community safety, provide support and compensation for victims, aid in the restoration of offenders, and promote reconcilation among victims, offenders and the community

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Students have the opportunity to learn about and participate in one of the largest Restorative Justice agencies in the nation; hands on experience in an innovative company that embraces change and new ideas.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Laura Fater, 574-295-6149, lfater@centerforcommunityjustice.org, centerforcommunityjustice.org


 

CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS

FOCUS: To offer life-changing services and programs for our 200+ guests (men, women, and children) as they work to break the cycle of homelessness

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Assist with adult basic education and work-place readiness programs, front desk, and administrative assistance

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 24 hours a day

REQUIREMENTS: background check

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Peter Lombardo, 574-282-8700 ext. 81322, plombardo@cfh.net, cfh.net


 

CHIARA HOME, INC.

FOCUS: To provide out-of-home respite care for individuals with special needs

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Interact with our guests, cook meals, play games

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: background check, com­mitment to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 8 Miami/Scottsdale

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Sr. Gretchen Clark, 574-287-5435, chiarahome@att.net, chiarahomerespite.org


 

CHILDREN'S DISPENSARY, INC. (A PLACE TO BE ME)

FOCUS: To provide a safe, accepting, and nurturing environment for young people with developmental and/or physical dis­abilities where they can enhance their social interactions, learning and creativity

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Mentor children with social and cognitive impairments and assist them in various social, educational, and recreation activities

HOURS: (Mon/Wed) 4:30–7:30 p.m.; (some Saturdays) 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check, TB test, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 10 Western

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Evelyn Goad, 574-234-1169, info@childrensdispensary.org, childrensdispensary.org


 

CORVILLA, INC.

FOCUS: To provide homes and care for people with developmental disabilities

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Assist with resident activities, social outings, parties, and sev­eral unique fundraising activities

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; volunteer hours can be adjusted

REQUIREMENTS: 18+

BUS ROUTE: 3B Portage

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Diana Dolde, 574-289-9779, ddolde@corvilla.org, corvilla.org


 

DISMAS HOUSE OF SOUTH BEND

FOCUS: To bring men and women who are returning from incarceration and college students together to live, work, and learn in order to help the former offenders successfully reenter society as contributing members

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Cook evening meals, tutor GED or computer skills; promote Dismas on Facebook; help with events or a Dismas Designs Booth Sale

HOURS: (Mon–Thu) 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; (Fri) 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.;

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Maria Kaczmarek, 574-233-8522, dismassouthbend@sbcglobal.net, dismassouthbend.org


 

EL CAMPITO, INC. (CHILD DEVELOPMENT)

FOCUS: To promote the educational, social, and economic success of culturally diverse children and families by providing high quality child care and parent programs to those most in need

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Work in classrooms reading, playing, and providing individual attention to children; babysit during parent meetings, garden, spring and fall cleanup, painting, office support, and more

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—all levels of proficiency, background check

BUS ROUTE: 10 Western

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Laura Jensen, 574-232-0220, laura@elcampito.org, elcampito.org


 

FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

FOCUS: To work with domestic violence survivors and their families in an effort to help them restore balance to their lives

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Complete intakes, including crisis intervention, safety plan­ning, needs assessments, and referrals; conduct research, maintain databases, and other special projects

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; SOS 24-hour crisis line

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Sareen Lambright Dale, 574-234-6900, sdale@fjcsjc.org, fjcsjc.org


 

FOOD BANK OF NORTHERN INDIANA

FOCUS: To work in partnership with the community to feed the hungry, increase awareness of the effects of hunger, and to lead programs to alleviate hunger

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Sorting food from food drives, packing orders, food pantry staffing, clerical support, help with events, preparing food kits, and supporting a com­munity food drive

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: background check

BUS ROUTE: 14 Sample/Mayflower

PLACEMENTS: up to 30

CONTACT: Milt Lee, 574-232-9986, miltonlee@feedingamerica.org, feedindiana.org


 

GIRL SCOUTS OF NORTHERN INDIANA-MICHIANA

FOCUS: Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Work directly or indirectly with K–12 girls, support adult volunteers, assist in fundraising, and general clerical work

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Rachael Caslow, 1-800-283-4812 ext. 149, rachael.caslow@gsnim.org, gsnim.org


 

GIRLS ON THE RUN

FOCUS: Inspire and empower 3rd–5th grade girls to be joyful, healthy, and confi­dent using an interactive curriculum that creatively integrates running

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Students are invited to serve twice a week for 10 weeks as a GOTR coach or assistant coach for a group of 8–15 girls.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 2:15–5:00 p.m.; Day/time of other volunteer opportunities vary

REQUIREMENTS: female, 18+, background check, commit to one semester

PLACEMENTS: up to 30

CONTACT: Amy Collier, 574-315-2882, amy@girlsontherunmichiana.org, girlsontherunmichiana.org


 

GOOD SHEPHERD MONTESSORI SCHOOL

FOCUS: Faith-based Montessori school serving children ages 3–14 with commit­ment to Catholic social teaching, nature education on our two farms as well as urban farming, the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and service to the poor

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Assist with in-school PE programs (during school hours), assist in after care (3:00–5:30 p.m.), assist during recess (11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.); read aloud for story time, assist beginning readers, assistant coaches for soccer and cross-country, and special projects

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (some Saturdays)

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Felicia Leon-Driscoll, 574-288-0098, fleon-driscoll@gsms.org, goodshepherdmontessori.org


 

HANNAH AND FRIENDS

FOCUS: Believing in the sanctity of life and the innate value of each person, Hannah’s House is a maternity home that provides a safe environment, programming and support for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of pregnant women

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Administrative work—particularly with Excel, web, and email work, childcare assistance with Moms Support Group (last Tuesday of each month), organizing a fun night for residents, hosting baby showers, yard work, help with PR and community rela­tions committee work, Holiday Happen­ings—largest annual fundraiser, first Saturday in December

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

BUS ROUTE: 11 Southside/Mishawaka PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Mary Andrews, 574-254-7271, mary@hannahshousemichiana.com, maternityhomewithaheart.org


 

HEALTHWIN SPECIALIZED CARE

FOCUS: To enhance the quality of life of the residents living at Healthwin

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Weekly one-to-one visits with residents, partcipate in group activities with the Alzheimer/Dementia residents, assist the residents with games; assist with special events, help decorate for the holidays, update bulletin boards. We would like to encourage groups to com­mit to one weekday evening per month participating in both bingo and evening entertainment. We need groups to enter­tain throughout the year.

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: background check

BUS ROUTE: 5 North Michigan

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Karen Martindale, 574-272-0100, ext. 288, kmartindale@healthwin.org, healthwin.org


 

HOME MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

FOCUS: Provide training and support to low income populations to assist them in learning essential life skills such as orga­nization, family harmony, nutrition, and money management

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: To serve as instruc­tors and mentors for our programming; assist with marketing, fund development, office help, and public relations

HOURS: Office hours: (Mon–Thu) 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; volunteer hours vary

REQUIREMENTS: commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 9 Northside/Mishawaka

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Beth Pingel, 574-233-3486, bethpingel@hmresources.org, HMResources.org


 

HOPE MINISTRIES

FOCUS: To support men, women, and chil­dren who are homeless through a variety of Christ-centered programs and services

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Assist case managers with resident services, receptionist posi­tions, child care, administrative assistance, event planning, tutoring in adult educa­tion, serving meals, and assist with after school programs

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; some weekends

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check,

TB test, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Denise Sellers, 574-235-4150, ext. 223, dsellers@hopesb.org, hopesb.org


 

IMANI UNIDAD

FOCUS: To provide HIV and substance abuse prevention, education, and advocacy through community efforts.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Students are able to assist with the development of activities and materials for use with our group,

individual, and advocacy services.

HOURS: varies

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish—all levels of proficiency

BUS ROUTE: 4 Lincolnway/Airport

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Debra Stanley, 574-288-2887, WuZuWuZu@aol.com, imaniunidadinc.org


 

INDIANA LEGAL SERVICES, INC. (ILS)

FOCUS: To offer low-income people legal services in certain civil cases

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers conduct initial interviews with potential clients and summarize the case into written nar­ratives for attorney review.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish―helpful but not required, background check, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Heather Mezosi, 574-855-5133, heather.mezosi@ilsi.net, indianajustice.org


 

LA CASA DE AMISTAD, INC.

FOCUS: To provide educational, cultural, and advocacy services to the local community

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: After-school pro­gramming, youth programs, ENL,

computer and citizenship classes

HOURS: (Mon–Thu) 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish—all levels of proficiency, background check

BUS ROUTE: 10 Western

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Brenda Garcia, 574-233-2120, brenda14@lacasadeamistad.org, lacasadeamistad.org


 

LITERACY COUNCIL

FOCUS: To change lives through literacy programs and adult tutoring

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Marketing, tutoring an adult learner after a brief training program, and assisting with office tasks

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Paula Lambo, 574-335-9781, paula@ncinreads.org, ncinreads.org


 

LITTLE FLOWER CATHOLIC CHURCH

FOCUS: To provide parish-based outreach, religious education

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Food pantry, children’s, junior high, and high school programs; landscaping at the church

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; some evenings and weekends

REQUIREMENTS: 18+

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Craig Phillips, 574-292-2133, craigmphillips@att.net, www.littleflowerchurch.org


 

LOGAN CENTER

FOCUS: To support people with disabilities in achieving their desired quality of life

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers work with adults and children in various settings. Volunteers’ interests and talents can be matched with opportunities available.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; some nights and weekends

REQUIREMENTS: background check

BUS ROUTE: 1 Madison/Mishawaka

PLACEMENTS: up to 30

CONTACT: Shelly Zabukovic, 574-274-6210, szabukovic@logancenter.org, logancenter.org


 

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AMBASSADOR AND CUSTOMER SERVICES

FOCUS: To provide an exceptional experi­ence for every patient, visitor, and guest

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Serve in 40 different service areas within the hospital and health system, caring for all those who enter our doors. Activities range from escorting patients to updating families in our surgery wiating room and more.

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 7:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; 3–4 hour shifts

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check,

TB test, commit to academic year

BUS ROUTE: 5 North Michigan

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Pam Sandy, 574-647-6495, psandy@memorialsb.org, qualityoflife.org


 

NOTRE DAME UPWARD BOUND

FOCUS: A college preparatory program for students who are low-income and the first in their family to attend college

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Facilitate workshops, help with the coordination of special proj­ects, tutor and mentor high school students

HOURS: (Mon–Wed) 3:30–8:00 p.m.; Stu­dents can choose to work from 3:30–6:00 p.m. or 6:00–7:30 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check, commit to one semester

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Rafael Marin, 574-631-8428, rmarin@nd.edu, trio.nd.edu


 

OUR LADY OF THE ROAD (AN APOSTOLATE OF THE CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITY)

FOCUS: To practice the “works of mercy,” with particular emphasis on offering breakfast, laundry, and shower facilities to folks on the streets of South Bend and to rebuild webs of relationship in the South Bend community across divisions of race, class, and gender

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Prepare and serve breakfast, wash dishes, do laundry, share in conversation with guests, clean the facility at closing time, and host overnight weather amnesty from November through April. Co-op service activities include food pick-ups, bulk goods packaging, accounting, advertising, membership development, and volunteer coordination.

HOURS: (Fri–Sun) 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Margie Pfeil, 574-631-9378, peterclaverhouse@gmail.com, southbendcatholicworker.org


 

READING FOR LIFE (RFL)

FOCUS: This diversion program through the St. Joseph County Juvenile Justice Center uses literature to teach Aristotelian and Thomist virtues of justice, prudence, temperance, fortitude, fidelity, hope and charity to low-status juvenile offenders.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Trained mentors meet with youth in small groups twice weekly for 12 weeks. Mentors lead group discus­sions, facilitate a community service proj­ect, and guide youth through a presenta­tion for parents.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Groups usually meet after 4:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, background check, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Alesha Seroczynski, Ph.D., (574) 631-0952, seroczynski.1@nd.edu, ireadforlife.org


 

REAL SERVICES, INC.

FOCUS: To assist in establishing a com­munity in which the elderly can maintain their independence to the maximum degree possible and find meaning and satisfaction throughout their lives

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Meal delivery, yard work projects, handy help, grocery shop­ping assistance, housekeeping help and office/clerical projects

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, U.S. citizen, back­ground check, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 6 South Michigan

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Lauren McLennan, 574-284-7150, lauren2@realservices.org, realservices.org


 

REINS OF LIFE, INC.

FOCUS: To provide equine assisted activi­ties and therapies to children and adults with special needs

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Encourage and assist riders during therapeutic horseback riding lessons as they guide adults and children with special needs thru grooming, tacking, and our arena activities; feed our horses, help in the office or with events, mini horse visits and special projects

HOURS: Lessons/Office: (Mon–Thu) 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; (Sat) 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.; Feeder times approx: 7:30–9:00 a.m. and 4:30–6:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: car, commit to one semester

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Christine Flowers, 574-232-0853, ourvolsrock@yahoo.com, reinsoflife.org


 

ROBINSON COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER (RCLC)

FOCUS: To facilitate community and Notre Dame partnerships to strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend through relationship-building and educa­tional opportunities

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Tutor, assist with the Take Ten violence prevention program and the Robinson Shakespeare Company

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; (Mon–Fri) 2:00–5:30 p.m. (school program)

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 30

CONTACT: Kris Arizmendi, 574-631-9430, karizmen@nd.edu, rclc.nd.edu


 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

FOCUS: While the hospital takes care of children, we take care of their families.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Internships are available for digital communications, marketing, development, event planning, program management; work 3 hour shifts in our Ronald McDonald Family Room.

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish―helpful but not required, U.S. citizen, background check, TB test, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 5 North Michigan

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Shelley Lesniewicz, 574-647-7868, slesniewicz@rmhcmichiana.org, www.rmhcmichiana.org


 

SALVATION ARMY

FOCUS: To alleviate immediate emergency needs and to develop educational and recreational activities at the Kroc Center

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Volunteers coach, clean, help with holiday baskets, serve on the advisory board and committees, ring bells during The Red Kettle effort, and pro­vide tours of the facility.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 5:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; (Sat) 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.; (Sun) 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, U.S. citizen, background check, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 10 Western

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Scott Holmlund, 574-233-9471, ext. 2211, scott.holmlund@usc.salvationarmy.org, mykroc.org


 

SANCTARY HOLY CROSS

FOCUS: Caring for the mind, body and spirit of those in trusted to our care

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: One on one visits for social conversation, read or play simple game likes cards; assistance with our social groups likes bingo, crafts, reminiscing; help coordinate a service project, music program, talent show, or game

HOURS: (Mon-Fri) 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (office hours); (Sun-Sat) various times (volunteer hours)

REQUIREMENTS: TB test, background check

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Marcia Dills, 574-247-7510, Dillsm@trinity-health.org, TrinitySeniorSanctuary.org


 

SISTERS OF THE HOLY CROSS

FOCUS: To give and share educational, spiri­tual, and social experiences to our elderly population

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Assist sisters with a variety of planned activity programs and projects; one-on-one interaction with students and sisters that bring a broader vision of the world and youthful experi­ences; assist with special events, music performances, singers; group leaders for reading projects and computer tutors; out­side assistance with wheelchairs and patio programs; library assistance and stamp room helpers

HOURS: (Tues–Thu) 1:00–7:00 p.m.; (Mon/ Fri) 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: background check,

commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 17 Sweep

PLACEMENTS: up to 30

CONTACT: Lee Ann Moore, 574-284-5678, lmoore@cscsisters.org, cscsisters.org


 

S-O-S OF FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

FOCUS: To provide 24-hour crisis inter­vention and support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, as well as their significant others

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Staff the 24-hour crisis line, work with victims both over the phone and in person at local emer­gency rooms; comprehensive training is offered three times per year

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 24 hours (crisis line)

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check, commit to academic year

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 30

CONTACT: Becky Callender, 574-234-6900, bcallender@fjcsjc.org, fjcsjc.org


 

SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY CENTER (SBCRC)

FOCUS: The facility provides re-entry ser­vices to offenders being released through­out Indiana and has both a Work Release Program and Level 1 Program component for the offender with two years or less to serve. The rated capacity of the facility is 172.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: SBCRC offers many opportunities to gain real world experi­ence in corrections working directly with adult offenders. Volunteers currently run approved life skills programs. We would like stress and anger management programs.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and 6:00–8:00 p.m.; (Sat–Sun) 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, car, Spanish—helpful but not required, background check, TB test

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Beverly Williams, 574-234-5080, ext. 260, bewilliams@idoc.in.gov


 

SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION (SBCSC) ADULT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

FOCUS: To strengthen the academic, work, and life skills of St. Joseph County stu­dents 16 years of age and older

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Tutor adult learners in a variety of academic, work skill and life skill areas to help program partici­pants prepare for the GED Exam, learn English as a second language, and/or gain job skills

HOURS: (Mon–Thu) mornings, afternoons, and evenings; some Fridays

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 3B Portage

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Gayle Silver, 574-283-7563, gsilver@sbcsc.k12.in.us


 

SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION (SBCSC) MENTORING DREAM TEAM

FOCUS: To help elementary students who are experiencing academic and/or social difficulties

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Meet with students once a week to assist with academic and personal needs; Mentors are trained to respond to the needs of at-risk youth.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri, office) 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, U.S. citizen, background check, commit to academic year

BUS ROUTE: 6 South Michigan

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Nicole Davis Miller, 574-283-8039, dtmentor@sbscs.k12.in.us, edfo.org/mentors.htm


 

SOUTH BEND COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORPORATION (SBCSC) / READ TO A CHILD / PERLEY SCHOOL

FOCUS: Read to/with students in grades K-4 once a week for 30 minutes

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Foster the enjoyment of reading for people of all ages

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: background check, com­mit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Wanda Thomas, 574-283-8735, jthomas2@sbcsc.k12.in.us


 

ST. ADALBERT SCHOOL

FOCUS: St. Adalbert Catholic School strives to educate children in the faith

and in general academics.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Student volunteers have served as English as a New Language teachers, as child-care providers, and as office assistants.

HOURS: Vary

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish—all levels of profi­ciency, background check, car

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Andrew Currier, 574-288-6645, acurrier@stadalbertschool.org


 

ST. JOSEPH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OUTREACH

FOCUS: To provide health care for the underserved in our community

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Trained students are able to room patients, provide clerical as­sistance, stock exam rooms, and in some cases, shadow physicians.

HOURS: (Mon–Thu) 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Some sites do have extended hours.)

REQUIREMENTS: car, 18+, Spanish―helpful but not required, background check, U.S. citizen, TB test, commit to one semester

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Michelle Peters, 574-335-3897, petermic@sjrmc.com, sjmed.com


 

ST. MARGARET'S HOUSE

FOCUS: A day center for women who struggle with economic poverty attempt­ing to meet our guests’ immediate needs while inviting them to reflect on their lives so as to take their next best step

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Help with the recep­tion desk, orient new guests, help with lunch preparation, assist with toiletry bags and diapers, help in the pantry and clothes closet, run the summer children’s program and assist with clerical needs

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: female, 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required

BUS ROUTE: 5 North Michigan

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Patricia Marvel, 574-234-7795, pat@stmargaretshouse.org, stmargaretshouse.org


 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

FOCUS: To offer food, clothing, and house­hold necessities as well as emotional and spiritual support through one-on-one interactions with those who are suffering

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Work in thrift store operations, food pantry, client services, educational programs and/or

non-profit administration

HOURS: SR 23/ Ironwood Thrift Store: (Mon–Sun) 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (min 2-hour shifts); Ardmore Trail Thrift Store: (Mon–Sun) 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m. (donation sorting); Cresent Avenue Store: (Mon-Sun) 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish—helpful but not required, background check

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Anne Watson, 574-234-6000, ext. 12128, anne.watson@svdpsb.org, svdpsb.org


 

STONE SOUP COMMUNITY

FOCUS: To listen to individuals and fami­lies in crisis, work with them to solve im­mediate problems, assess their long term needs and resources, and accompany them as they move toward self-sufficiency

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Work with low-in­come clients with immediate crisis needs

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful but not required, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 5 North Michigan

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Beverly Torres, 574-246-0364, cmakennah@yahoo.com, stonesoupcommunity.org


 

TAKE TEN

FOCUS: Conflict resolution education cur­riculum that teaches youth to respond to conflict non-violently

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Student volunteers are trained to work in teams to go to local schools once per week and implement our curriculum. Students plan and teach the lessons to all grades of children.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) during or directly

after school

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, background check, commit to one semester

PLACEMENTS: 30+

CONTACT: Ellen Kyes, 574-631-9424, kyes.1@nd.edu, taketen.nd.edu


 

UNITED RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

FOCUS: To build bridges of understand­ing, work for contructive change, and help those in crisis with basic needs

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Case management; work at Advocacy Centers that support homeless individuals and families and the working poor with education and financial assistance

HOURS: (Mon–Thu, office) 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.; (Tue–Thu, Advocacy Centers) 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 5 North Michigan

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Dr. Carol Mayernick, 574-282-2397, urc@urcsjc.org, urcsjc.org


 

UNITED WAY OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY

FOCUS: To mobilize the caring power of communities

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Involvement in projects including Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Special Projects such as SUDS, 2-1-1, People Gotta Eat, Childhood Hunger and Obesity, Investment panels, Commu­nity Conversations,, etc.

HOURS: (Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish―helpful but not required, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 9 Northside/Mishawaka

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Karen Sommers, 574-232-8201, ext. 232, ksommers@uwsjc.org, uwsjc.org


 

WOMEN'S CARE CENTER

FOCUS: To help women choose life for their unborn babies, have healthy pregnancies, and become better parents

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Greet clients,

answer phones, sort donations, help in the Crib Club store, write thank you

notes, administrative tasks

HOURS: (Mon/ Wed/Fri) 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.; (Tues/Thu) 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. (Sat) 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: Spanish―helpful but not required

BUS ROUTE: 7 Notre Dame/UP Mall

PLACEMENTS: up to 15

CONTACT: Ellen Reilander, 574-234-0363, volunteer.wcc@gmail.com, womenscarecenter.org


 

YOUTH SERVICES BUREAU OF ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, INC.

FOCUS: To move marginalized children, youth, and families along a path toward crisis reduction and self sufficiency

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Street outreach; recreation, tutoring, and reflection at runaway shelter for teens; research projects, program evaluation, data management

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish―helpful but not required, background check, TB test, commit to one semester

BUS ROUTE: 11 Southside/Mishawaka

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Brady August, 574-235-5517, bradyaugust1@sbcglobal.net, ysbsjc.org


 

YWCA OF NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA

FOCUS: To assist women and children achieve self-sufficiency, and to advocate for change within the community to eliminate racism and sexism

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Fundraise, read to chil­dren, work in the Shelter Office, or provide donations through third-party fundraisers; train to be court monitors

HOURS: (Mon–Sun) 24 hours a day

REQUIREMENTS: 18+, Spanish—helpful

but not required, background check

BUS ROUTE: 6 South Michigan

PLACEMENTS: up to 5

CONTACT: Amanda Ceravolo, 574-233-9491, aceravolo@ywcancin.org, ywcasjc.org



 


 

STUDENT SERVICE AND SOCIAL ACTION GROUPS


 


 

AFRICA FAITH AND JUSTICE NETWORK (AFJN)

AFJN is an organization devoted to educa­tion and advocacy on behalf of justice for Africa on the campuses of the University of Notre Dame, Saint Marys College, and Holy Cross College.

CONTACT: afjn@nd.edu, nd.edu/~afjn/


 

ALLIANCE TO LEAD AND SERVE (ATLAS)

ATLAS fosters interest in service projects with impacts at home and abroad, through the coordination of service, educational, and awareness projects. ATLAS coordi­nates a series of service-related events throughout the academic year, and devel­ops and strengthens bonds between mem­bers of the Armed Forces community, the University administration, Department of Military Science, and students within the University.

CONTACT: atlas@nd.edu


 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY CLUB

The American Cancer Society Club seeks

to educate the Notre Dame community about prevention, detection, and recovery

from cancer.

CONTACT: acsscty@nd.edu


 

AMERICAN RED CROSS CLUB

The American Red Cross Club provides ser­vices and assists the St. Joseph Chapter to fulfill its humanitarian mission in the lo­cal community. Activities include, but are not limited to: blood services, safety and lifesaving instruction, health fairs, youth services, and other projects agreed upon by the membership. Red Cross services shall be consistent with the congressional charter, the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross, the Red Crescent Movement, and the University of Notre Dame Mission Statement policies.

CONTACT: redcross@nd.edu, nd.edu/~redcross/


 

ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY (AAS)

AAS is the professional, honorary service organization of Air Force ROTC cadets. AAS members strive to grow as leaders dedicated to serving others. Cadets seek to enhance the outreach of Air Force ROTC by working together with volunteer

organizations around campus and in the community.

CONTACT: aas@nd.edu, nd.edu/~aas/


 

BANDLINK

Bandlink organizes and runs a band pro­gram for students from grades 4–8 who attend Christ the King, Holy Cross, or are home schooled, and have no other opportunities to be part of a band.

CONTACT: bandlink@nd.edu, nd.edu/~bandlink


 

BEST BUDDIES

Best Buddies fosters friendships between college students and mildly to moderately physically and/or mentally disabled

persons in the local community.

CONTACT: bbuddies@nd.edu

nd.edu/~bbuddies


 

BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS (BBBS)

The campus chapter of Big Brothers/Sisters is a formal extension of BBBS St. Joseph’s County, Inc. The chapter supplements, enhances, and assists campus volunteers in developing one-on-one relationships with their Littles, and promotes cohesion and recognition for volunteers on campus in their efforts to promote friendship with the assigned youth.

CONTACT: bbbsnd@nd.edu, nd.edu/~bbbsnd


 

BUILDING TOMORROW (BTND)

BTND is the University of Notre Dame chapter of Building Tomorrow, an inter­national social-profit initiative aimed at giving students the opportunity to raise funds and awareness to build and support educational infrastructure projects for vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa.

CONTACT: bt@nd.edu


 

CAMP KESEM

Camp Kesem provides a weeklong summer camp experience for children who are coping with a parent’s illness or death from cancer. The camp seeks to provide a way for the children to gain confidence, self-empowerment, and a sense of control and mastery over their environment.

CONTACT: ckesem@nd.edu


 

CAMPUS GIRL SCOUTS

The Girl Scouts engage the campus com­munity through special events, such as the Senior/Cadette Lock-in and sack lunches for the Center for the Homeless. They further apply and encourage the prin­ciples of Girl Scouting through interaction with younger Girl Scouts and being role models of the principles of honesty, fairness, and service to others.

CONTACT: grlscout@nd.edu


 

CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND (CDF)

The Children’s Defense Fund seeks to raise awareness about children’s issues through a series of educational and service projects. CDF acts as an umbrella to unite the many children’s service groups on campus for the means of learning about and affecting children’s policy issues; hosts guest lec­tures with experience on working in the areas of children’s service and advocacy; and works with pre-med and accounting groups to allow poor people in the South Bend area to register for Medicaid and other programs for which they qualify.

CONTACT: cdf@nd.edu, nd.edu/~cdf


 

CIRCLE K

Circle K provides service to the South Bend community and enhances the service experience of the club’s members through reflection, social activities, and leadership opportunities.

CONTACT: circlek@nd.edu, nd.edu/~circlek


 

COLLEGE MENTORS FOR KIDS

The mission of College Mentors for Kids is to motivate at-risk children to pursue their dreams that may include a college education by pairing them with college students who will teach them that they can achieve anything they want.

CONTACT: cmk@nd.edu, nd.edu/~cmk


 

COMMUNITY ALLIANCE TO SERVE HISPANICS (CASH)

CASH serves as a liaison between Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross students, faculty and staff volunteers, and social service organizations in the South Bend Hispanic community.

CONTACT: cash@nd.edu, nd.edu/~cash


 

DOMERS MENTORING KIDS

Domers Mentoring Kids serves as a means of creating effective responses to some of the most prevailing challenges to K–12 education today.

CONTACT: domers@nd.edu


 

DREAMCATCHERS

DreamCatchers grants the final Dreams of hospice patients, those terminally ill patients with six months or less to live.

CONTACT: sao@nd.edu


 

EDUCLUB

The mission of EduClub is to provide the communities of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross with an opportunity to bring students and departments together to learn about and discuss education policy, reform, and opportunities, and to help foster and enhance the growing interest in education on campus.

CONTACT: educlub@nd.edu


 

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS (EWB)

EWB-ND’s mission is to give Notre Dame students the opportunity to pursue ser­vice related to their majors through the development, pursuit, and completion of various sustainable engineering projects both domestically and internationally.

CONTACT: ewbnd@nd.edu, nd.edu/~ewbnd


 

FIRST AID SERVICES TEAM (FAST)

FAST operates first aid stations for special events and all other events that request first aid coverage on the Notre Dame and St. Mary’s campuses.

CONTACT: fast@nd.edu, nd.edu/~fast


 

FOODSHARE

Foodshare seeks to raise awareness of food waste and its relation to hunger and works to create more positive and constructive attitudes to these issues on the Notre Dame campus through such projects as a food salvage program.

CONTACT: foodshar@nd.edu


 

FRIENDS OF THE ORPHANS (FOTO)

FOTO is dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children through raising awareness and

the support of the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) network of orphanages in Latin America and the Caribbean.

CONTACT: foto@nd.edu, nd.edu/~foto


 

GLOBEMED@ND

GlobeMed at Notre Dame aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world.

CONTACT: globemed@nd.edu


 

GULF COAST ACTION LEAGUE (GCAL)

GCAL raises awareness and interest in the social issues, culture, and post-hurricane needs of the Gulf Coast.

CONTACT: gcal@nd.edu


 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Notre Dame Habitat for Humanity edu­cates students about social justice, poverty, and housing issues through the construc­tion of a simple, decent house for one South Bend family each year.

CONTACT: habitat@nd.edu, nd.edu/~habitat


 

HUMAN RIGHTS NOTRE DAME (HRND)

HRND promotes global human rights. In particular, HRND engages in efforts to: free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prison­ers; abolish the death penalty, torture, and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and “disappearances;” and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups. The Universal Decla­ration of Human Rights shall serve as a guiding document for this group.

CONTACT: peace@nd.edu, nd.edu/~peace


 

INSPIRE

Inspire’s mission is to encourage and facilitate Notre Dame students to philan­thropically involve themselves in solving current issues on the individual, local, national, and international scale.

CONTACT: inspire@nd.edu


 

IRISH FIGHTING FOR ST. JUDE KIDS

Irish Fighting for St. Jude Kids has the fol­lowing objectives, purposes and goals: to unite ND campus in an effort spearheaded and led by the Notre Dame and St. Mary’s student bodies; to raise much needed dollars for the children of St. Jude Chil­dren’s Research Hospital; to promote the value of service learning to all students of Notre Dame/St. Mary’s; and to provide students the opportunity to accumulate valuable, practical knowledge through their executive board planning and program execution work.

CONTACT: stjude@nd.edu, nd.edu/~stjude


 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentle­men committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of hu­man life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true to them today.

CONTACT: knights@nd.edu, nd.edu/~knights


 

LEAD-ND                

LEAD-ND fosters a mutually open and effective leadership development network between Notre Dame student leaders of all academic, extracurricular, and athletic disciplines and emerging student leaders of the South Bend public school community.

CONTACT: leadnd@nd.edu, nd.edu/~leadnd


 

LILLY SCHOLARS NETWORK (LSN)

The mission of LSN is to learn through service in the South Bend community and to provide social networking opportu­nities with other members at Notre Dame and at other chapters across the state.

CONTACT: sao@nd.edu


 

LITERACY AWARENESS NOTRE DAME (LAND)

LAND seeks to give children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books.

CONTACT: land@nd.edu


 

LOGAN RECREATION CLUB

LRC facilitates interaction between LOGAN clients and volunteers from the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.

CONTACT: ndlogan@nd.edu, nd.edu/~ndlogan


 

MS. WIZARD DAY PROGRAM

The Ms. Wizard Day Program coordinates an annual, all day event early in the spring semester that: 1) provides elementary aged girls the chance to experience a post-secondary education setting and explore a few of the wide variety of options which open up to them as a result of a high school and college education; 2) creates a positive environment for girls to take academic risks and gain confidence in their abilities; and 3) increases the participating girls’ interest and involvement in the sciences by providing an environment for them to achieve success.

CONTACT: mswizard@nd.edu, nd.edu/~mswizard


 

ND FIGHTING NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES (NTDS)

ND Fighting NTDs is a student-driven initiative dedicated to raising the aware­ness, political will, and funding necessary to control and eliminate the most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)―a group of disabling, disfiguring, and deadly diseases affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide whose cures are avail­able but underfunded.

CONTACT: ndfntds@nd.edu, nd.edu/~ndfntds


 

ND-8

ND-8 seeks to raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals on campus and mobilize students to contribute to the larger global effort to petition governments and end extreme poverty.

CONTACT: ndeight@nd.edu, nd.edu/~ndeight


 

OPERATION SMILE

Operation Smile broadens student aware­ness of international medical needs in developing countries and provides a

framework for student participation in organized activities to support the Operation Smile programs.

CONTACT: opsmile@nd.edu, nd.edu/~opsmile


 

PEACE FELLOWSHIP

Peace Fellowship intends to contribute to building peace and justice by exploring and articulating the ideals of Christian nonviolence and by striving to apply it to personal life and to the structures of society. As a local Chapter, Peace Fellowship ND seeks to fulfill this mission in the Notre Dame community.

CONTACT: pfellow@nd.edu, nd.edu/~pfellow


 

PROGRESSIVE STUDENT ALLIANCE (PSA)

The PSA opposes all forms of oppression and is working for social justice by raising awareness of social issues, cooperating with existing groups, empowering stu­dents, and encouraging action.

CONTACT: psa@nd.edu

PROPONENTS OF ANIMAL WELFARE SERVICE (PAWS)

PAWS provides service and community awareness to animal-related organizations in the Saint Joseph County region.

CONTACT: ndpaws@nd.edu, nd.edu/~ndpaws


 

RIGHT TO LIFE

Right to Life promotes and applies the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death through prayer, service, and education to help women in crisis pregnancies find alternatives to abortion through service and support, in the spirit of the Catholic Church.

CONTACT: prolife@nd.edu, nd.edu/~prolife


 

ROBINSON SHAKESPEARE COMPANY STUDENT ASSOCIATION (RSCSA)

The purpose of RSCSA is to provide funding and service to the Robinson Community Learning Center’s Shake­speare Company. The RSCSA aims to assist and support the RCLC’s Shakespeare Company through service and fundraising that will enable the company to grow not only in numbers but resources as well.

CONTACT: rscsa@nd.edu


 

ROTARACT CLUB OF NOTRE DAME

The purpose of Rotaract of Notre Dame is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

CONTACT: rotaract@nd.edu


 

SHE'S THE FIRST (STFND)

The purpose of STFND shall be to promote the importance of women’s education on a global scale. Through the coordination of fundraising events, STFND will provide academic sponsor­ships to girls in developing countries attending a school partnered with the national She’s the First organization. In an effort to raise awareness among the Notre Dame student body, activities will highlight the necessity of education in allowing girls around the world to break social and economic barriers.

CONTACT: stfnd@nd.edu


 

SJRMC OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS

St. Joseph’s Chapin Street Health Center seeks to foster an interest in serving the indigent population in the South Bend community and to increase the cohesive­ness of the volunteers. Through spiritual reflection, the individuals may deepen their respect for all members of the community as well as further their own educational experiences.

CONTACT: chapinst@nd.edu


 

SLICE OF LIFE ND

Slice of Life ND brings Notre Dame and St. Mary’s students in contact with underprivileged children in the South Bend area in order to help these children improve their academic performance and to build self esteem, self-confidence, and respect for themselves and others.

CONTACT: sol@nd.edu


 

SOCIAL JUSTICE IN AMERICAN MEDICINE (SJAM)

Members of SJAM will become educated about the current U.S. healthcare system as it affects the poor and uninsured, will explore proposed state and national healthcare initiatives from a perspective of social justice, and will use this knowledge to raise awareness about these issues to work toward positive change.

CONTACT: sjam@nd.edu, nd.edu/~sjam


 

SPECIAL FRIENDS

Special Friends unites student volunteers with autistic or special needs children in the South Bend and Granger communi­ties. Special Friends seeks to foster unique, loving bonds and raise greater student awareness. Volunteers will assist children in homework, speech therapy, occupational therapy, or any other goals outlined by the parent of the child. Volunteers spend at least four hours per week with the child and meet once or twice a semester as a club.

CONTACT: sfriends@nd.edu, nd.edu/~sfriends


 

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NOTRE DAME (SOND)

The purpose of SOND shall be to gather Notre Dame students to participate in local Special Olympics events on campus and in the surrounding area in order to improve the campus environment for Notre Dame students by fostering acceptance through athletics of those with intellectual disabilities.

CONTACT: sond@nd.edu


 

STUDENTS FOR EDUCATIONAL REFORM

The purpose of Students for Education Reform is to raise awareness and create understanding in the University community about educational inequity in our country. Our organization will encourage students to take an active role in closing the achievement gap by raising their awareness about opportunities for recent college graduate to address the vast educational disparities in the United States. By programming panels and screenings, bringing campus visitors, and conducting information sessions we can communicate the urgency of our message to the University and provide students with the resources they need to take action to address educational inequity.

CONTACT: sfernd@nd.edu


 

STUDENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION (SEA)

SEA educates the campus and surround­ing communities on the importance of environmental issues and the political, social, economic, and personal ramifica­tions of these issues in everyday activi­ties. Activities include education in local schools, support of campus environmental awareness week, and efforts to recycle.

CONTACT: sea@nd.edu, nd.edu/~sea


 

SUPER SIBS

Super Sibs provides friendship and sup­port to area children who have siblings with disabilities. Students who have sib­lings with disabilities will be matched one on one with children from the South Bend area who have siblings with disabilities. The students mentor the child and provide encouragement and support because of their own experiences with siblings with disabilities.

CONTACT: supersib@nd.edu, nd.edu/~supersib


 

TEAMWORK FOR TOMORROW

Teamwork for Tomorrow is a community outreach organization committed to brightening the futures of children through alternative educational programming in the areas of literacy, athletics, and mentoring in South Bend.

CONTACT: teamwork@nd.edu, nd.edu/~teamwork


 

TIMMY GLOBAL HEALTH

Timmy Global Health fosters interest in Ecuador through the coordination of educational and awareness projects and a yearly medical service trip to Ecuador.

CONTACT: timmynd@nd.edu, nd.edu/~timmynd


 

TRIDENT NAVAL SOCIETY

Trident Naval Society fosters professional­ism, community, and camaraderie among club members and develops members through service and activities which instill values and the necessary character to assume the highest levels of citizenship and command.

CONTACT: trident@nd.edu, nd.edu/~trident


 

UNITED WAY CLUB TO EDUCATION

The Student United Way of the University of Notre Dame aims to serve and volunteer within the local community in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. The Student United Way looks to recruit others to help serve in meaningful ways that help create lasting changes. The

organization will achieve its goals by working side by side with the United Way of St. Joseph County.

CONTACT: suwnd@nd.edu


 

WORLD HUNGER COALITION

The ND World Hunger Coalition attempts to raise awareness on campus of issues related to hunger in the local community and throughout the world. The WHC or­ganizes a number of educational, spiritual, and service-oriented projects during the academic year. The Wednesday Lunch Fast is the group’s main project. Those who wish to participate volunteer to skip lunch each Wednesday of the semester and the dining hall donates a designated amount for each meal skipped. That money is then sent to developing areas throughout the world in an effort to alleviate the suffering of hunger. Sign-ups take place at the beginning of each semester.

CONTACT: whc@nd.edu


 


 

***For additional graduate student service opportunities through Center for Social Concerns, visit the following webpage: http://socialconcerns.nd.edu/faculty/GraduateStudentOpportunities.shtml