National Service Trips

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the point of a service trip?

Service trips allow us to dedicate a week of our lives to serving others. During a week of service, our eyes can be opened to new experiences, as we intentionally walk in the footsteps of Christ and share in His mission to serve the poor.

What if I’m not religious? Can I still go on a service trip?

Yes! Our service trips are open to everyone!

Why do I have to pay to do service?

The registration fee covers the cost of transportation (rental car fees, gas, and insurance), food, and housing.

How do we get there?

We drive to all of our service trip destinations. Longer trips = longer time in a car. We use rental vehicles or vehicles provided by student volunteer drivers.

Do I need to pay right away?

Your spot is not confirmed until you have paid. After you register online, you may pay using cash, check, or Venmo (@UWBadgerCatholic).

What if I can’t afford to pay? Are there scholarships available?

We offer scholarships to those with financial need. Please email to apply for a scholarship. We want everyone to be able to experience a service trip, so please reach out to us if you have any financial concerns!

Why do I need to provide my health insurance card?

We need your health insurance card in case there is an emergency. No worries, we keep everyone’s personal information strictly confidential.

Winter Break 2018-2019 Service Trips

Back by VERY popular demand, this trip features service work with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity at St. Peter’s Mission School in Bapchule, Arizona. Develop meaningful relationships with students, learn about Native American culture, and visit the Grand Canyon on the drive home!

We are thrilled to return to the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in Plymouth, Indiana! This is an interdisciplinary trip featuring service with the elderly, abused and neglected infants, and a “spirituality in art” center run by the Sisters themselves.