Local Outreach

The Office of Campus Ministry is committed in cultivating opportunities for students to actively serve in the surrounding greater Springfield area. Whether at local ministries sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph or at non-profits, students have many opportunities to commit their time and talents in working for the common good in the local community.

Below are just some of the local volunteer opportunities available. For further information on local service opportunities, please contact the Campus Ministry Staff. 

Sisters of Saint Joseph

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield welcome volunteers to assist in many aspects of our ministries.  Some of the opportunities for volunteering include: visiting and entertaining residents in the Mont Marie Health Care Center helping with the landscaping and gardening on the Mont Marie campus or helping with fundraisers.

Volunteer with the Sisters of Saint Joseph

Homework House- Holyoke, MA

Homework House provides free after-school tutoring and mentoring for children in Holyoke, Massachusetts who are at-risk for academic failure and dropping out of school. Tutors are always in need.

Volunteer at Homework House

The Gray House- Springfield,MA

The Gray House is a small neighborhood human service agency serving the Northend of Springfield,Ma which encourages neighbors in transition to achieve a more stable, safe, productive, and spiritually satisfying life through education and community service.

Volunteer at Gray House

Northfield Mount Hermon Upward Bound

Make a difference in the lives of first-generation and low-income college-bound youth. Assist with homework, test preparation, tutoring, and college applications in our after-school programs in Greenfield, Turners Falls, Springfield, and Holyoke High Schools. Academic tutors during the school year are always needed.

Volunteer with Upward Bound

Sandwiches for the Homeless- Holy Cross Church- Springfield, MA

Since October 2006, parishioners and volunteers have gathered to make over 130,000 sandwiches for the homeless of Springfield, MA. Take some time to volunteer in helping parishioners of Holy Cross Church to continue this tradition of service to the homeless.

Volunteer at Holy Cross

Sandwiches for the Homeless- Saint Stanislaus Basilica - Chicopee, MA

Join Saint Stanislaus parishioners and volunteers who gather to every Sunday at 10:45am to make and distribute sandwiches for the homeless of Chicopee. Take some time to volunteer in helping parishioners of Saint Stanislaus to continue this ministry to the homeless. For more information please contact Campus Ministry. 

Open Pantry – Springfield, MA

Open Pantry offers various resources and assistance to the local community in Springfield, MA. Periodically, volunteers are needed at our Emergency Food Pantry, Loaves and Fishes Kitchen, the People’s Center and our Holiday Meal Program

Volunteer at Open Pantry

Lorraine's soup kitchen and pantry

Lorraine's is a non-profit in Chicopee,Ma that strives to reduce the risk and effects that food insecurity has on families and individuals by investing in those we serve through collaboration with our community partners to educate and raise awareness. Lorraine’s has served over 50 families a day in the pantry and up to 120 people a night for dinner. 

Volunteer at Lorraine's 

Jericho- Holyoke, MA

Jericho is a non-profit organization in the diocese of Springfield which provides religious and social services to people with mental or physical disabilities along with support services to their families.

Volunteer at Jericho

Providence Ministry for the Needy

A non-profit in the city of Holyoke, Providence ministries takes great pride in its mission to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and clothe the needy. Volunteers are needed in all areas of the ministries

Volunteer with Providence Ministries