Local Service Opportunities

Our Benedictine heritage calls us to care for our community. There are several local organizations our students serve at throughout the year. Where will you serve?

  • West Suburban Community Pantry "Our vision is a community without hunger." To be a part of making this vision a reality visit their website to volunteer: www.wcpinc.org
  • Loaves & Fishes Pantry "Ending Hunger. Empowering Lives." For more information on how to make ending hunger a part of your own life visit: www.loaves-fishes.org
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank "Feeding Our Hungry Neighbors." As Benedictines, we are called to care for our neighbors. Care for your neighbor today by volunteering www.solvehungertoday.org
  • The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County "Conservation. Education. Recreation." Caring for our environment is a way to live out our Benedictine hallmark of stewardship. Visit www.dupageforest.com to live out your call to stewardship.
  • Almost Home Kids "Share the care." The Benedictine hallmark of love challenges us to care for all those who are in need, especially children. For more information on how you can help visit www.almosthomekids.org
  • The DuPage Children's Museum "Setting the stage for innovation." Help make learning fun and exemplify the Benedictine hallmark of discipline to education, visit www.dupagechildrens.org for more information.
  • People's Resource Center "Meeting our community's needs - neighbor to neighbor." How can you help those in your community? Visit www.peoplesrc.org to find out how you can serve those in need!
  • The Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center "Helping the world's children in our own backyard." Are you committed to helping children learn and be successful in school? Learn how you help at www.gecrc.com  
  • Little Friends "Lives Transformed." Are you committed to serving children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities? Little Friends is the perfect place to build community! Visit www.littlefriendsinc.org to start making new friends!
  • Catholic Charities of Joliet "Providing Help. Creating Hope." Discover how you can be a part of creating hope for those in need by visiting www.catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
  • Sacred Heart Monastery Strengthen our Benedictine Community while serving with Benedictine Sisters. Contact Sr. Mary Bratrsovky 630.725.6000 and visit www.shmlisle.org

 

 

We are Benedictine. We Serve.

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Volunteers

Are you aware of a local organization that is in need of service or volunteers?  Is that group found on our list of service sites?  If not, please let us know!  We want to make our students aware of as many local service opportunities as we possibly can!  Please send all information and requests to the Pastoral Associate for Outreach in University Ministry.

Thank you for helping us to serve our local community!

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Student Life
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

Mark Kurowski, M. Div. Director
Phone: (630) 829-1310
E-mail: ministryrequests@ben.edu

Kindlon Hall, Room 419
5700 College Road Lisle IL, 60532
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
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