University Ministry

Service Opportunities

LUMINATE (Lewis University MINistry Alternative Trip Experiences)

Join other Lewis students on a weekend or week-long service experience during Fall Break, Spring Break or May. Applications will be available mid-semester in the fall.

Spring Break

March 4-10, 2018

Lives Under Construction - Lampe, Missouri
Serve at-risk teenage males on a working farm. Help paint, plant trees, do chores, construction, etc. while also being a mentor to the youth.

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.

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

Maggie’s Place – Cleveland, Ohio
Work with first-time pregnant and parenting women in this house of hospitality.  Maggie’s place is a safe and supportive place for women to work toward reaching their goals.

May Trips - May 13-19, 2018

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

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.