In the Bible story of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25: 31-46), we are told about the connection between the way we act in society and our religious faith. Since love of God is so closely connected to love of neighbor, we show our faith into action by loving our neighbors. We “are called to reach out to the hurting, the poor, and the vulnerable in our midst in concrete acts of charity.” (
Community of Salt and Light, USCCB, 1991
There are many ways you can offer you time and talent to help make a difference to others.
Check the menu on the right for services opportunities through St. Mary’s, locally and outside Bryan/College Station during the summer, as well as long-term volunteer opportunities to serve for a few weeks to a yeat or more in the USA or oversea.
St. Mary's Service Fair
is an annual event taking place in the fall. This year the Service Fair is scheduled for
Monday September 12, 2016, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM in the student lounge
. This is an opportunity for students to visit with representatives from different organizations offering long-term volunteer opportunities (from a few weeks to a couple of years) and gather information materials on display.
Current Volunteer/Service opportunities Need:
(Volunteer/Service opportunity announcments are posted when received. Visit this page regularly to get the most updted info.)
Online application for a year of service is available
, and deadline is January 15
. Find more info on the
, students can also reach out via
or give us a call at 773-376-2445 to ask questions or to talk through the discernment process.
Good Shepherd Volunteers
is a one-year full-time volunteer program that serves women, children, and adolescents affected by poverty, violence and neglect. The upcoming volunteer year starts August 2017 and ends approximately August 2018. Our volunteers live in community with each other, have a small living stipend, and practice the 4 Tenets of GSV: social justice, community, spirituality, and simplicity. We need people who are compassionate, flexible, and are up for a challenge. We have placements in group homes, working with youth in and coming out of foster homes, a domestic violence shelter, in school settings, and in public policy and advocacy. Our placements are located in New York City, New Jersey, and Los Angeles as well as Thailand and Chile. We accept applications on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline for domestic sites of November 28
and final deadline of June 30
or until all positions are filled. For more information, please contact:
, 718-943-7488or visit
(posted Nov 2016)
Christian Appalachian Project
is urgently seeking AmeriCorps members to join us in our mission of building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service in Appalachia. We have openings beginning this January 2017! Volunteers serve people in need in Eastern Kentucky through a variety of programs including home repair, early childhood education, hunger relief, elderly services, crisis assistance and more. Room and board in intentional community is provided along with a living stipend, health insurance, travel reimbursement, and an AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,800. Contact Julianna in the Volunteer Program at 606-392-4398 or
to learn more.
(posted Nov 2016)
is seeking a talented and dynamic student leader as
Campus Recruitment Ambassador
Texas A&M University
to help recruit highly qualified, diverse 18-25 year olds to join City Year as AmeriCorps members. As a CRA, you would be responsible for building our brand awareness on A&M campus and you'll have the ability to gain professional skills including:
- Relationship Building
- Marketing & Communications
- Social Media
- Public Speaking
- Event Coordination
The CRA is expected to give between 40 and 60 hours per semester doing the following activities:
- running tables at career fairs and connecting with students
- executing marketing campaigns
- coordinating outreach to student organizations and academic departments
- wearing City Year gear on campus.
The application for this position is located at:
posted August 16, 2016