Community Service, Social Justice & Solidarity

Community service is important to the Christian & Catholic tradition.

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Current Opportunities

Feeding the Hungry

Do you feel called to minister to those who are hungry? Give your time to those in food-scarce living situations and serve dinner at the Cor Unum Meal Center in South Lawrence.

Cor Unum provides free, nutritious meals to anyone in need of food regardless of race, color, creed, sex or way of life. Guests coming to dine are greeted and seated at a table decorated with fresh flowers and restaurant-quality plates and utensils. They are served a multi-course meal and are able to eat as much as they like. At the end of the meal, guests are able to take with them any offerings of bread or fruit that have been donated to Cor Unum.  Because of the dignity of serving meals instead of waiting in line and the welcoming atmosphere, the dining experience at Cor Unum is much closer to a family celebration than an informal, institutional experience.

Volunteer every Friday. The group leaves the University Crossing shuttle stop at 3:30 p.m. and returns to Fox by 7:15 p.m.

Watch for updates on helping to serve dinner at the Lowell Transitional Living Center and making bag lunches for the homeless in Lowell.

Sheltering the Homeless

Are you interested in working to help low-income families and the homeless find a home and enjoy a safe and secure place to live? Come and help renovate homes in Worcester as we team up with Matthew 25 to rebuild communities in the Worcester community.

Matthew 25 provides food and housing relief to people in need, purchasing and renovating properties in Worchester and Boston with the help of community partners and volunteers. In the spirit of the Biblical passage from which it draws its name, Matthew 25 not only empowers low-income families but also improves the immediate neighborhood and the city as a whole.

Regardless of your experience level, all are invited to help out at Matthew 25. We’ll be going on Saturday, October 22nd, leaving from Fox at 8:15 a.m. (breakfast provided) and returning by 3:00p.m

Watch for updates to volunteer with the International Institute of New England here in Lowell and assist refugees being resettled in the Lowell area.

Food Drive Distribution

Want to ensure other families have a plentiful Thanksgiving meal this November? Join fellow Catholic Student Union members and other UMass Lowell students to distribute food at the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities Food Pantry at the ICC on Monday, November 21st, from 1-6 p.m.. Join our Facebook page or subscribe to our blog for future announcements about this community service activity.

Share Your Ideas for Community Service

Have an idea for us? Know of a nonprofit that aligns with our mission? Let us know!