If your high school, parish, college or university is ready to volunteer and grow in service and learning, we provide you with various sites to go where there is the greatest need. Garbage dump communities sadly exist, but you and your volunteers can be part of changing their reality.
As a group coordinator, you are expected to promote and recruit 10-20 participants, submit all participant paperwork, provide participants with International Samaritan orientation materials, appoint leaders who will be on the trip, collect participant payments and submit them to International Samaritan, pack and bring items to donate, provide transportation to the airport in the U.S., administer provided surveys and meet with volunteers and conduct meetings.
Types of work vary based on location, here are a few examples of what you could be doing:
- Home repairs for people in need
- School renovations and construction
- Build ecological stoves for families
- English classes for Step by Step scholarship students
- Interact with local families and kids
Day 1 Travel day. Arrive at the retreat center.
Day 2 On-site orientation. Visit the garbage dump and previously completed projects. Meet the people you will be working with.
Day 3 Begin service projects.
Day 4 Continue serving.
Day 5 Complete the project.
Day 6 Excursion day. Visit the local area to learn the culture and history.
Day 7 Travel back home.
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy | Austin, TX
St. Joseph’s University | Philadelphia, PA
Marian High School | Bloomfield Hills, MI
St. Mary Student Parish | Ann Arbor, MI
Spring Hill College | Mobile, AL
U of Toledo Honors College | Toledo, OH
St. Vincent College | Latrobe, PA
John Carroll University | Cleveland, OH
St. Xavier High School | Cincinnati, OH
Regis Jesuit High School | Aurora, CO
St. John’s Jesuit High School | Toledo, OH
Nardin Academy | Buffalo, NY
Notre Dame Academy | Green Bay, WI
Bishop Watterson High School | Columbus, OH
St. Charles Preparatory School | Columbus, OH
Bishop Hartley High School | Columbus, OH
Walsh Jesuit High School | Cuyahoga Falls, OH
St. Mary Immaculate Parish | Plainfield, IL
Jesuit High School | Sacramento, CA
St. John Vianney High School | Kirkwood, MO
St. Michael the Archangel H.S. | Baton Rouge, LA
Ursuline High School | Youngstown, OH
St. Anne’s Catholic Church | Mackinac Island, MI
U of M Ross School of Business | Ann Arbor, MI