Faith-based Service Opportunities
The John Cabot University STAND branch, created in 2009, was the first STAND branch in Europe. STAND is a student-led international NGO founded in 2004 whose mission is to end genocide and other mass atrocities around the world. Our chapter, however, extends its mission to various human rights issues and focuses on improving the lives of refugees and migrants here in Rome, Italy. STAND currently carries out community service activities at the three Centers: TuttoBlue Arte e Sociale, Vo.Re.Co and the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center. For more information please contact [email protected].
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.