Service trip offers opportunity to volunteer, reflect
The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life is inviting students to volunteer and reflect during a service immersion trip to Nazareth Farm in rural West Virginia next spring.
Nazareth Farm is dedicated to addressing substandard housing in the Appalachian region by providing home repairs with the assistance of volunteers. The cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer and service are at the heart of their response to the needs of those around them, and are central to their work in living out the gospel message.
“Nazareth Farm is an experience like no other,” said Olivia Alcott ’20. “Words cannot describe the feelings of love, care and hospitality you feel when you are at the farm. It is not only a service trip; it is a retreat, a home, a community of people working to serve others in need.”
Students will volunteer March 15-21 during Salve Regina’s spring break. While in West Virginia, participants will have the opportunity to meet students from other colleges and universities, work on home repair projects, meet directly with the people they are helping and enjoy the beauty of the Appalachian culture and landscape.
The cost is $275 and participants will work together to raise the funds needed to cover transportation.