Service & Justice: Social Concerns Ministries
The Newman Center encourages all to live their faith in the world, understanding and acting upon the social dimensions of the Gospel in their everyday lives. You can answer this call to serve others by getting involved and making a difference in our many social concerns ministries.
Spring Break Service Trips
Service trips engage students in service and justice projects around the city, country, and world! They is a great way to put your faith into action by reaching out to help others, build community and work towards social change. Any OSU student is welcome to apply, regardless of worldview or faith belief.
Past Spring Break Service Trip Dates:
March 9-15, 2019
*Cost includes van rental, transportation, gas, most meals, trip fees, lodging, programming costs and a t-shirt! If you can serve as a volunteer driver who is 21 or over by the time of the trip, you will receive a $25 discount!
Spring Break 2019 Locations:
Each trip provides different service and justice experiences and outreach in the local community. These involve building relationships of inclusion and solidarity, housing repairs, work in soup kitchens, volunteering with children, and other social service projects. The overall focus is learning and building relationships with a focus on integral human development, rather than simply engaging in "welfare projects." Learn more about the various social service agencies by clicking the links above.
Applications will open in the Fall semester. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis (once we have enough volunteer drivers!). Once you apply, your application will be reviewed. If you are accepted, you will receive a registration link to register and pay the trip fee.
Applications are now closed
Contact Kaitlyn Toth, Peer Minister for Service Trips, for more information.
Food for the Homeless Ministries