Ongoing Service Opportunities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Notre Dame and St. Mary's: Youth Mentor

Twice a Month, You set the Dates/Times, 10-20 minute drive away

Working as a "Big" in the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) organization means being a mentor and role model to a "Little," helping to guide them through personal development and growth with consistent support and friendship.

Additional Details: 1 - 2 hour time committment

Issue Areas: Education, Youth Services

Contact: Thomas Dobbs (

Sign Up Link:

The Point at ND: Crocheting and Knitting for the Community

Monthly/Ongoing Service Opportunity, On Campus

We will distribute supplies to students where they will make various projects like hats, baby clothes, slippers, dish towels that will be packaged and donated to 4 different organizations in South Bend.

Additional Details: We will require students to turn in at least 2 projects per semester. This will vary based on the students skill and expertise of crocheting and knitting.

Issue Areas: Homelessness, Elderly Services, knitting and crocheting projects for struggling mothers, chemotherapy patients, and hospice patients.

Contact: Anastasia Chibucos (

Mercy Works

Weekly/Ongoing Service Opportunity, Signup for Days/Times that work for your Schedule, 10-20 minute drive away

Mercy Works offers a variety of opportunities in the South Bend area, from working with our neighbors experiencing homelessness to tutoring kids to providing company and companionship for medically fragile children. We currently partner with 17 different organizations across the South Bend area, and we're working on adding more!

The sign-up form includes a link to a community partner directory where students can read brief descriptions of each partner organization. When students sign up for Mercy Works, they commit to serving weekly until the end of the current semester. Mercy Works volunteers (Mercy Workers) agree to attend one "Mercy Works Huddle" per month to share, reflect, and pray in community.

Additional Details: 1 - 4 hour time committment; Transportation Provided; Spanish is helpful but not required for working with La Casa de Amistad

Issue Areas: Education, Youth Services, Medical, Food Insecurity, Homelessness, Faith/Spirituality, Disability Services, Mental Health/Addiction, Immigration, Art and Music

Contact: Cam Stillson (

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Aging with Grace: Presentations at Holy Cross Village Senior Living Community

Selected Sundays from 1:30 - 3 pm, 5-10 minute drive away

Give educational presentations to the elderly in the South Bend community. Presentations are focused on a variety of lifestyle/health-related topics to promote dignity in aging and get to give back to the local community! Presentations are provided so no prior knowledge or work is required from participants - you just show up and help present!

Additional Details: 1 - 2 hour time committment; Transportation Provided

Issue Areas: Elderly Services

Contact: Jenna Abu-Lughod (

Foodshare: Waste-N-Weigh Night

Bi-Monthly: 4:30-8:30pm; February 21 & 28, March 20 & 27, April 10 & 24; On Campus

Assist with the dining hall's Waste-N-Weight program that helps to raise student awareness of food waste. Volunteers will be directing diners through the plate scraping process.

Additional Details: 1 - 2 hour time committment; shifts generally last 1 hour, but can vary due to availablity/preference

Issue Areas: Environment, Food Insecurity