In the Bible story of the Last Judgment (Matthew 25: 31-46), we are told about the connection between the way we act in society and our religious faith. Since love of God is so closely connected to love of neighbor, we show our faith into action by loving our neighbors. We “are called to reach out to the hurting, the poor, and the vulnerable in our midst in concrete acts of charity.” (
Community of Salt and Light, USCCB, 1991
There are many ways you can offer you time and talent to help make a difference to others.
Check the menu on the right for services opportunities through St. Mary’s, locally and outside Bryan/College Station during the summer, as well as long-term volunteer opportunities to serve for a few weeks to a yeat or more in the USA or oversea.
St. Mary's Service Fair
is an annual event taking place in the fall. This year the Service Fair is scheduled for
Monday September 12, 2016, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM in the student lounge
. This is an opportunity for students to visit with representatives from different organizations offering long-term volunteer opportunities (from a few weeks to a couple of years) and gather information materials on display.
Current Volunteer/Service opportunities Need:
(Volunteer/Service opportunity announcments are posted when received. Visit this page regularly to get the most updted info.)
Paradisus Dei Summer Intern
Paradisus Dei, a national lay Catholic ministry based out of Houston, Texas, helps couples and families experience the superabundance of God. Guided by Pope John Paul II’s vision of the family’s importance to the Church, Paradisus Dei produces multimedia, interactive programs that are recognized for their excellence and ability to impact modern audiences. If you would like to assist us in this mission while also gaining experience in media and program development as well as non-profit management, please consider joining us as a volunteer intern for the summer of 2017. Contact Mr. Jamie Gonzales for more information at
(Posted March 2017)
Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston - Volunteer Service Corps
Cristo Rey Jesuit is seeking four Volunteer Service Corps (VSC) members for the 2017-2018 school year. The VSC program is available to young men and women who have recently graduated from college (Fall 2016 or Spring 2017) and wish to devote a year of their lives in service and thanksgiving for their education.
VSC members may serve the school as teachers, tutors, administrative assistants, or as interns in campus ministry. VSC members receive a stipend of $500 per month, housing on campus, and medical/dental insurance.
The VSC program is a one year commitment to service from July 24, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Please contact Fr. Anthony Wieck, S.J. at
to apply for the VSC program. Submit your resume and the Cristo Rey Jesuit VSC application which can be found on the school website (www.cristoreyjesuit.org) by clicking on "Careers" at the bottom of the home page.
(Posted March 2017)
Hiring Activity Leaders for 2017 Austin Area MLF Summer Camps
Do you enjoy working with kids and helping others? Will you be in Austin this summer? Are you in need of a summer job? Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) is currently hiring Summer Activity Leaders to work with 1
Graders at MLF Day Camps in NW Austin this summer. This year’s theme is “SERVE those who SERVE”. Campers will learn to recognize the dedication of those who serve our country, appreciate their sacrifice, and understand the challenges they face. Campers will also explore how they themselves can serve and help to meet the needs of those who serve. To apply or find out more see the attached flyer or go to
Good Shepherd Volunteers
Good Shepherd Volunteers is a year-long volunteer program providing full-time volunteers with the opportunity to serve women, adolescents, and children affected by poverty, violence, and neglect. They have various positions in Alternative Education High Schools, a Domestic Violence Shelter, Counseling in Residential Group Homes, After-School Programs, Juvenile Justice group homes, Public Policy & Advocacy, Fair-Trade & Economic Justice, and Social Work in Foster Care programs. They have both domestic and international placements in New York, New Jersey, and Los Angeles as well as Thailand and Chile.
All volunteers receive room and board, a modest living stipend, health benefits, and transportation. The volunteers live in community with each other and practice the 4 Tenets of
Social Justice, Community, Simplicity, and Spirituality
. The application deadline is
but they do accept applications on a rolling basis with a final deadline of June 30
or until all positions are filled.
for more info and to apply, or contact: