Faith-based Service Opportunities
Jesuit Refugee Center
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organisation with a mission to accompany, serve and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons.
Born out of the fight to stop the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, STAND is devoted to creating a sustainable student network that actively fights genocide wherever it may occur. The mission of the STAND chapter at JCU is to provide individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the nature, limits, and characteristics of genocide.
Our community service program with the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNFC) in Rome has started us in a campaign to raise awareness about the political refugees in Rome and what we can do to help.
Students can volunteer their time at L’ARCA, located by Ciampino, in a Community made up of people with and without physical and intellectual disabilities. The main goal at l’ARCA is to make new friends and give a hand in the variety of laboratories that the association offers. Volunteers are required to have beginners to intermediate knowledge of the Italian language.
The Community of Sant'Egidio was created in 1968 and has over 60,000 members today. It is a movement of lay people that are dedicated to charity in Rome as well as all over the world. JCU students can volunteer their time preparing meals at San Bartolomeo, on the Tiber Island, and walk around the neighborhood distributing food to the needy of Trastevere.