University Ministry

Service Opportunities

SOL (Source of Light) - Local Service Opportunities

We are all called by God to serve our sisters and brothers who may be poor, hungry, or lonely. We are also called to share our gifts and blessings through meaningful service that reflects our faith. Dates and times vary throughout the semester and are listed below. All transportation is provided. 

Feed the Hungry

MorningStar Mission
Serve a meal to those in Joliet who are hungry. Transportation is provided, but volunteers must sign up ahead of time. 
3:30pm- 6:30pm (including travel)

  • September 21st Thursday
  • October 11th Wednesday
  • October 26th Thursday
  • November 8th Wednesday
  • December 6th Wednesday

Feed My Starving Children
Help end world hunger with this non-profit Christian organization that provides food for hungry people worldwide. 
5pm-8pm (including travel)

  • September 25th Monday
  • October 19th Thursday
  • November 2nd Thursday
  • November 13th Monday
  • November 30th Thursday

Loaves and Fishes
Help patrons shop for food at a food pantry in Naperville.
9:30am-1pm (including travel)

  • September 30th Saturday
  • October 14th Saturday

Mentor Children

Community Lifeline Ministries
Sons of Thunder
Spend some time hanging out / playing games / mentoring children ages 8-18 (particularly boys) in Joliet!
5:45pm- 8:45pm every Tuesday of the semester starting September 19th.

Serve the Elderly

Our Lady of Angels
Spend time with the elderly by joining in activities at this retirement home. 
1pm- 4pm(including travel)

  • September 17th Sunday
  • September 24th Sunday
  • October 1st Sunday
  • October 15th Sunday
  • October 22nd Sunday
  • November 5th Sunday
  • November 12th Sunday
  • November 19th Sunday
  • December 3rd Sunday

Be a Steward for our Environment

Will County Forest Preserve
Help Lewis University Ministry “Adopt a Preserve” – trail upkeep / pulling weeds / moving branches / cleaning up garbage.
Dates: TBD

Volunteer Workday at Isle a la Cache preserve in Romeoville, IL.  Spend time cleaning up the preserve in community. 
8am-12pm on Saturday September 23rd!

Nativity House
Come help keep up a community garden and/or do a variety of projects at this Hospitality House for First time expectant mothers in need..
OUTDOORS - Dates TBD! Located in Lockport.

Other One Time Events

  • Tuesday, November 21
    Thanksgiving Baskets - Help pass out Thanksgiving Baskets for families in Joliet through Morning Star Mission.

  • Date TBD:
    Christmas Giving Tree - Adopt a low-income homeless family or individual for Christmas by purchasing some basic necessities like a warm coat, clothes, blanket, toiletries, etc.

  • Date TBD: Easter Baskets - Adopt an “Easter Egg” to provide an Easter basket filled with candy, games, books, toys, etc. for a child through MorningStar Mission.