When students look online for opportunities to serve and learn, it can be overwhelming to navigate through all the information available. Here, the Global Connections of the CCCM, has compiled a list of service and learning opportunities that are faith-based and with whom we have had good experiences.

 Short Term (1 week to 3 months)

Casa Canadiense, Can-Nica partnership for community development – Offers opportunity to learn about Nicaragua and support community development.  The casa regularly hosts student groups from Canada.

Companeros Inc613-331-0506  – Sustainability, social awareness, and community building through cross-cultural service learning experiences, gatherings, and resources.  Delegations to Latin America.

Center for Global Education, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN 55454,  1- 800-299-8889, – Participate in cross cultural learning experiences (week, 2-week, semester long) in Mexico, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Namibia and other countries throughout the globe

Development and Peace Solidarity Tours, Contact Youth Programs Officer, Shelley Burgoyne, 1-800-494-1401 ext. 230 – Travel to a country in the global south for two weeks to understand the struggles of the poor  through meeting with community groups and Development and Peace partners

SERVE: Summer Endeavour in a Redemptorist Volunteer Experience -Toronto, Sudbury, Saskatoon & Edmonton, 3 week prayer, community and service experience for young adults from across Canada

Full Time (usually  6 months – year)

Jesuit Volunteers CanadaProgram Coordinator – Andrea Weedenburg, 519-820-8204, jvc@jesuits.ca – Live in community with others and live out values of social and ecological justice, community, spirituality and simple living while you serve native and urban communities – 1 year

L’Arche Canada Live and work with people with mental handicaps; 100 communities world-wide – 1year 

Romero House, Toronto, 416-763-1303, romerohouse@bellnet.ca – Live with refugee claimants newly arrived in Toronto; faith community; 1 year

Scarboro Missions, 1-800-260-4815,Coordinator: Carolyn Doyle – Serve as a missionary for one year in an international Scarboro Mission site

Seeds of Hope, Ursuline Sisters of Chatham – Opportunity for women to live and work in Peru for one year

Catholic Worker Community, ·    Movement inspired by Dorothy Day; has houses of hospitality, a paper and actively works for social change

 VICS – Volunteer International Christian Service,  The Spiritans,  ·    A lay volunteer program providing professional and technical personnel the opportunity to assist and work alongside the peoples of developing countries around the world – 2 years

for more ideas…

The Interchange

 Catholic Network of Volunteer Service