At Westminster College, there are limitless opportunities to lend a helping hand. Below are just a few service opportunities provided by the Office of Faith & Spirituality.
Habitat for Humanity
The Westminster College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is affiliated with the Mahoning County Habitat for Humanity in Youngstown, Ohio. Each year, a group of students join this chapter and agree to become integral members of this community by attending regular meetings, participating in scheduled work days. These students may also have the opportunity to attend a Spring Break trip.
- View the 2016-2017 Academic Year Meeting Schedule. Meetings are at 11:45 AM in Conference Room 255 in the McKelvey Campus Center on the following dates: September 7 & 21, 2016, October 5 & 10, 2016, November 2, 16 & 30, 2016, January 25, 2017, February 8 & 22, 2017, March 22, 2017, April 5 & 19, 2017.
- Learn more about the upcoming Spring Break Collegiate Challenge Work Trip. This year, the trip will be held the week of March 11-18, 2017. If you are interested in signing up for this work trip, contact Rev. Jim Mohr. Attendees are required to participate in fund raising events and pay a minimal registration fee of $25.00.
- Seek information regarding opportunities to participate in workdays, fundraisers and more. Contact: Sarah Smith (President), Matt McDonald (Vice-President) and Marisa Stephenson (Treasurer) or Rev. Jim Mohr (Faculty Advisor) for more information.
Mission Work Trips
- The Spring Break 2017 Work Trip will be taken the week of March 11-18, 2017, returning to Georgetown, South Carolina. Participants are required to make a deposit and participate in fund raising programs.
- Experience Alaska is an experiential trip through volunteer work, development of relationships, spiritual reflection, and vocational discernment. Students will blog their experiences and develop a video documentary highlighting the people they met, the work they were able to do, and the places they were able to visit. The trip will be in May 2017, exact dates to be determined. Those attending will need to participate in fund raising events and pay a registration fee (yet to be determined) and participate in pre-trip planning and education sessions.
- Contact Rev. Jim Mohr for more information on all trips.
- Volunteers In Service and Action teams are under the direction of the Office of Faith & Spirituality. These service teams consist of dedicated students who are willing to volunteer their time and energy to one or more programs in the area. Projects include tutoring programs, youth rehabilitation work, adopt a grandparent, church youth work, crisis hotlines, Big Brother/Big Sister, and more.