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Service For over 20 years, Marywood has partnered with service organizations across the country and the globe to extend a helping hand and bring hope to people who need it the most.

Education Participants prepare for each trip by thinking critically about poverty, social concern, peace, justice, diversity and current topics. When students return from a trip, they give both formal and informal presentations about their experiences and newfound understanding.

Culture Through food, music, language, dance and recreation, every destination becomes an adventure!

Leadership & Teamwork Student leaders support, motivate and educate all participants work together to challenge themselves, take risks, communicate, build trust and grow more committed to working for social justice.

Faith & Values No matter what faith tradition to which you belong, serving others can be an expression of the religious and personal values we share in common. Reflection, discussion, and prayer are integral aspects of service trips that allow us to connect in meaningful ways to grow in knowledge, respect and unity with one another.

Fun Service trips are about building relationships, self-discovery, skill-building, reaching goals and learning something new. And when you do it all while serving others, what could be more fun?

There’s a trip to fit everyone’s schedule!

Fall Break - October 10-13, 2015

We'll work locally with University of Scranton students to serve a meal, make small home repairs and clean up neighborhoods.

Spring Break – March 5-12, 2016

Multiple groups travel nationally and internationally for seven days of service to help build and repair homes, assist in disaster relief, teach children, support seniors or serve on a Native American reservation. We often work with organizations like Habitat for Humanity, Christian Appalachian Project and Catholic Charities.

Summer Break – May 16-23, 2016

Spend one week serving in the U.S. with Habitat for Humanity.

Summer Break – May 16-27, 2016

International Immersion: Guatemala

A 12-day immersion experience where participants live in communion with local residents, working on a variety of projects with the San Lucas Mission and Annunciata Elementary School in Chichicastenango.


Service trip expectations:

  • Submit a complete application
  • Be interviewed by trip coordinators
  • Pay a non-refundable fee
  • Participate in fundraisers
  • Attend group meetings and activities before, during and after the trip
  • Participate actively in reflection, prayer and service
  • Have an open mind
  • Be your best self and have fun!



Stop in the Office of Service-Learning and Community Service, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.
(570) 961-4593