“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ — to follow the example He set to love our neighbors, to serve the poor, and to use our gifts to stand for human dignity, promote justice, and help those in need.

You will find many opportunities to walk with and accompany other communities locally, nationally, and internationally through Campus Ministry. Teach children to read through our DC Reads program, serve the large population of homeless men and women in D.C., learn about the struggles of the urban poor and the work of the Church in Ecuador on a spring break immersion trip, or participate in any of our other weekly service projects.

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    MLK Day of Activities 2022

    Join us for our MLK Day of Activities on Monday, January 17th, 2022. To find opportunities to serve your community and help others, click here!
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    MLK Teach in 2022

    The MLK Teach-In is an opportunity for the Catholic University Community to learn about, advocate for, Justice as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did during his life. To participate and learn more about the events, click here!
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    Summer of Service 2022

    The Summer of Service Program is a chance for freshman, sophomore, and junior undergraduate students to partner with volunteer organizations, engaging in approximately two months of direct service, while living in the communities where they work. Applications due January 24.

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    Service Calendar

    There are countless ways to serve at The Catholic University of America and around the D.C. area nearly every day. Explore upcoming service and justice opportunities with Campus Ministry and learn how you can get involved!

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  • Student volunteering

    Service Opportunities

    No matter your passion, whether it be education, working with the hungry and homeless, assisting aging and disabled populations, or something else, you will find many ways to use your gifts to serve with Campus Ministry.

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  • Social Justice

    We seek to serve those in need, pursue peace, and defend vulnerable populations in line with Catholic social teaching. Explore opportunities to promote social justice at The Catholic University of America.

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  • Student who completed long-term service

    Long-Term Service

    Many of our students go on to complete a year or more of service through partnering organizations. Read alumni blogs to hear first-hand stories from the mission field or attend one of our long-term service fairs to learn more.

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    Immersion Trips

    Every year, approximately 100 Catholic University students spend their summer or spring break encountering marginalized or impoverished populations both in the U.S. and abroad. We walk with and learn from people in Ecuador, Camden, El Paso, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and beyond.

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  • Students at the march for life


    At The Catholic University of America, we believe every human life, from the moment of conception until death, is sacred because the human person has been willed for its own sake in the image and likeness of the living and holy God.

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  • Cardinal Cupboard

    Catholic U.'s food pantry is now open! Click here for open hours, how to make an appointment, and more!

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  • Education Guides

    Use these education guides to learn more about the specific populations that we interact with during community service. You can watch videos, listen to podcasts, read articles, do acts of service, and pray with these guides! 

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