Service Opportunities

LUMINATE (Lewis University MINistry Alternative Trip Experiences)

Join other Lewis students on a weekend or week-long service experience during Spring Break or May. Applications are now available for May trips.  Please email Jake DeMarais, Coordinator of Ministry Service at or by calling at (815) 836-5617 for information!

Spring Break

St. Benedict the Moor - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Serve the homeless, hungry, children, the environment through different service agencies in the area.

Christian Appalachia Project - Eastern Kentucky
Help repair, refurbish, build homes for the residents of Appalachia alongside several other university mission trip groups!

La Casa Inc. - Goshen, IN
Work with an organization that provides safe, affordable housing options to the residents of Goshen, IN – particularly immigrants and resettling refugees!  Build, paint, repair!

May Trips - May 13-19, 2018

St. Augustine Mission - Winnebago, Nebraska
Learn about the Native American culture by serving on a reservation. Work may include cleaning, maintenance, and mentoring students.

Eco-Justice Immersion
Learn about caring for God's Earth by working on an environmentally sustainable farm in Racine, WI. You will get a chance to work with farm animals including: alpacas, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, geese and honeybees. You will also help plant in the community gardens while learning about ways to reduce human strain on Earth.

Habitat for Humanity - Cookeville, Tennessee
Build or re-hab a house for a family in need of housing.

L’Arche - Clinton, Iowa
Work with adults developmental disabilities. Live in community with and assist them in their daily lives.