mission of Bellarmine University's volunteer program is to enhance and
expand meaningful student involvement in local, national, and
international service opportunities and, through it, enrich the
educational experience of students, faculty, staff, and
administration. This is accomplished through a variety of service
- encourage the search for meaning in our lives and in veritatis amore (the love of truth).
- foster a spirit of service, empathy, compassion, interfaith cooperation, and civic dedication.
- embody Bellarmine's Catholic social justice tradition.
- develop collaborative service skills and lifelong civic participation.
provides excellent opportunities to explore career options. Students
use creativity and initiative in non-profit settings, gain confidence
and leadership abilities, and experience diverse economic and cultural
environments. These experiences are transferable to all organizational
and professional environments and enhance the students' ability to
pursue meaningful work upon graduation.
Ministry Council coordinates the efforts of the faith-based student
organizations on campus which sponsor religious and social service
activities designed to help students to move toward an adult faith
expressed in action. Through its membership, the Council promotes
retreats, scripture studies, prayer services, and events in which
participants develop a mature faith base for service to humanity.
Student Government Association
Student Government Association promotes volunteer experiences as a
necessary component of well-rounded student life.Students recognize
needs both in and outside of their campus community and organize,
publicize, and participate in volunteer activities that attempt to
fulfill these needs. This process helps us to reach out to the
community and organize, publicize, and participate in volunteer
activities that attempt to fulfill these needs. This process helps us
to reach out to the community and to facilitate the leadership and
problem solving skills essential for personal and professional
Center For Volunteerism
are many campus activities, events and programs that provide
opportunities for students to participate and learn more about
Non-Profit Volunteer Fair
Non-Profit Volunteer and Internship Fair is held every fall on the
Bellarmine University campus. Approximately 50 organizations
participate in this very successful event each year. The fair is a
great opportunity to become informed about local organizations that
need help and a way for organizations to attract new volunteers. For
more information contact the Career Center 502.272.8151.
Volunteer Clearinghouse Notebook
reference book is a compilation of information on volunteer
opportunities and community service agencies throughout the community.
It is update each year by the Division of Student Affairs.
Guide To Community Service
guide is organized by service type, alphabetically, geographically, and
by target population. This resource does not cover service
opportunities for the following: for-profit organizations, nursing
homes, or child day care. The guide is published by the Community
Resource Network of Louisville and is updated each Spring.
opportunities, such as the Bellarmine Volunteer Days, are posted on the
bulletin board in the Center for Volunteerism. Visit the Center to
find out about the opportunities to serve your community.
Organizations are available throughout the community. Work-study funds
are used to support students who desire to complete their federal
work-study hours in off-campus service. For more information, contact
the Office of Financial Aid, Horrigan Hall, 502.272.8124.
Volunteer Council is the primary locus for coordinating volunteer
activities at Bellarmine University. The Council's membership consists
of representatives from the Career Center, Campus Ministry, Student
Government Association, Division of Student Affairs, faculty and
student body. The Volunteer Council meets regularly to coordinate
volunteer opportunities as well as to recognize outstanding service.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments for the council, feel
free to contact the Assistant Dean of Students (Campus Center 225D).
Week of Volunteerism
Volunteer Council sponsors a week of service during the spring semester
to raise the awareness of the importance of stewardship in our
communities. The week concludes with a celebration of service in which
it recognizes members of the Bellarmine Community for their outstanding
Assumption of Risk Statement
member of the Bellarmine Community participating in a volunteer
activity must complete an "Assumption of Risk Statement" prior to
participation. The form only needs to be filled out once and will be
kept on file in the Division of Student Affairs during the entire time
you are a member of the Bellarmine Community. Forms are available in
the Center and must be returned to the Division of Student Affairs,
Campus Center 225 prior to your participation.
Learning is integral to Bellarmine's educational mission. It is a tool
that aids students in integrating experiences within an academic
context. To learn more about service learning, please contact the service learning committee.
For additional information, visit the Center for Volunteerism (Horrigan Hall 113) to obtain information
about volunteer opportunities in the local, national and international
communities. If you have specific questions, please stop by the
Division of Student Affairs (Campus Center 225L) or call 502.272.8150.