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.
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
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 Office of Service and Leadership 502.272.8477.
opportunities, such as the Bellarmine Volunteer Days, are posted in the Daily Knight. Students looking for long term volunteer opportunities should visit the Student Activities Center or make an appointment to speak with Natasha Begin, the Director of Service and Leadership for placement options.
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.