“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 mission trip, or participate in any of our other weekly service projects.

Domestic Immersion Weekend

Domestic Immersion Weekend

Join us for a weekend of service and fellowship in Camden, New Jersey with DeSales Service Works. Students and Community Service staff members will spend the weekend learning about Camden, meeting members of the local community, and participating in various service activities with the DeSales volunteers.

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  • Catholic University student at a community partner site

    DC Reads

    The Catholic University of America collaborates with local elementary schools and non-profit organizations to organize tutorial programs focused on increasing the reading skills of the D.C. children.

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  • Student volunteering at Beacon House

    Weekly Service Opportunities

    Whatever your interest or passion, there are weekly service opportunities for you to get involved at Catholic University.

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  • Student participating in service project

    Other Opportunities

    Members of the Catholic University community have numerous opportunities to get involved in service projects.

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  • Student assisting older woman

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Find answers to common questions about service at Catholic University.

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