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. All transportation is provided.

One Time Events

  • Fill the Truck -  Donate gently used clothing, furniture, games, etc. to MorningStar Mission’s Treasure Chest. The truck will come to campus once a semester to collect used goods.
  • Thanksgiving Baskets - Help pass out Thanksgiving Baskets for families in Joliet through Morning Star Mission.
  • 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.
  • Easter Baskets - Adopt an “Easter Egg” to provide an Easter basket filled with candy, games, books, toys, etc. for a child through MorningStar Mission. 

MorningStar Mission

Serve a meal to those in Joliet who are hungry. Transportation is provided, but volunteers must sign up ahead of time.

Feed My Starving Children

Help end world hunger with this non-profit Christian organization that provides food for hungry people worldwide.

The Night Ministry

Make a meal on campus and then distribute it to those who are hungry in Chicago.

Growing Power

Care for Earth by planting, harvesting, or composting at an intensive urban farm on the southside of Chicago.

Our Lady of Angels

Spend time with the elderly by joining in activities at this retirement home.

Loaves and Fishes

Help patrons shop for food at a food pantry in Naperville.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Serve at Habitat’s ReStore in Joliet by sorting, cleaning, and organizing donations for resale. The profits from the ReStore go directly to financially support the work of Habitat for Humanity in providing affordable and safe housing in our local community.