Feb 06, 2019 |
St. Bonaventure students are invited to meet with representatives from a number of service organizations to learn about their volunteer opportunities during three upcoming events on campus.
Students will be able to learn more about a year of service with Franciscan Volunteer Ministry, a ministry of the Franciscan friars of Holy Name Province; Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia; Jesuit Volunteer Corps, the largest lay Catholic full-time volunteer program in the world; and Maggie’s Place, which provides life-changing programs and services for pregnant and parenting women and their children.
Students are invited to a discussion “Why Serve” at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry. Sr. Donna DelSanto, SSJ, from Rochester, New York, will share her experiences serving poor and marginalized people as a religious woman. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
On Wednesday, Feb. 13, a panel discussion will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Robert R. Jones Board of Trustees Room in Doyle Hall. A catered dinner will be provided. All are welcome; no reservations are needed.
A volunteer fair will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, in University Ministries beginning at 11:30 a.m. and includes a catered lunch. Reservations are not needed; all are welcome to attend.
The programs are sponsored by the university’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern and the Career and Professional Readiness Center.
About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, we believe in the goodness of every person and in the ability of every person to do extraordinary things. St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. Named the #1 regional university value in New York and #2 in the North by U.S. News and World Report, we are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition.