Service Trips

Elms offers a number of week-long service opportunities in destinations in the U.S. and abroad. The goals of the service trips are to teach community building, further the mission of the college and the Sisters of Saint Joseph, to implement the Catholic social teachings that form the base of the Elms experience, to instill the importance of cultural sensitivity and service to others, and to teach students how to safely conduct themselves in new environments and cultures.

There are four phases to each trip:

  • selection process
  • preparation program
  •  on-site program
  • return program

Students pay their own way, but there are numerous school-sponsored fundraisers you can participate in to raise money, as well as soliciting individual sponsors to finance your trip. Every trip is led by student leaders, who are overseen by faculty and staff on the trips.

Past Service Sites Include

Winter Break

  • Baltimore, MD

Spring Break

  • Jamaica
  • San Jose, California
  • Concordia, Kansas
  • New Orleans, LA

2015 Service Trips

Service sites with descriptions and application will be made available in the beginning of the 2014 Fall Semester 

Contact Us

Office of Campus Ministry
Carol A. Allan, SSJ, M.A.T.
Director

413-265-2289
allanc@elms.edu