Volunteer Programs

University Ministry's Solidarity-In-Action program collaborates with a variety of Bay Area nonprofit agencies to provide USF students with opportunities to serve in their local community. Through these programs, our students honor the Jesuit ideals of being men and women for others, and contemplatives in action. Students witness the daily struggle of people living on the margins of society and are encouraged to ask questions about the systems which perpetuate this suffering.

Justice and Advocacy Programs

Centered on Ignatian Spirituality, the University Ministry advocacy program provides the opportunity for students to engage in various justice advocacies on issues affecting their local, national, and global community. University Ministry creates space for students to name (putting language to the experience), voice (speaking out), and build allies in their advocacy efforts. Our students are encouraged to participate in The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, which is one of the largest national gatherings of people inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. More than 1,600 people convene in Washington, DC each year to learn, network, reflect, pray, and develop skills to advocate for social justice.

Solidarity In Action Volunteer Opportunities

University Ministry Resident Ministers organize a Solidarity-In-Action program each semester that provides students with opportunities to volunteer at various organizations throughout San Francisco.


Tutoring Programs

University Ministry sponsors after-school tutoring programs at St. Anthony's of the Immaculate Conception Elementary School, St. Peter's Catholic School, and St. Charles Borromeo Elementary School. Transportation is arranged to and from the respective locations. Once a year, students from both schools come to the USF campus for a chance to see the opportunities they would have in attending a university. Tutors are paid an hourly wage compensation.

For further information on Volunteer Programs, please contact Mauricio Diaz de Leon at mdiazdeleon@usfca.edu or (415) 422-2761.

Interested in Volunteering?

Please contact University Ministry at um@usfca.edu or (415) 422-4463.

Contact Info

University Ministry

Toler Hall, Lower Level 122
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-4463