Hands of Hope


Hands of Hope is a faith-based and service-focused program inviting students to go deeper in their faith lives and explore ministry of presence through experience, education, and reflective understanding. Participants commit to weekly service with hospice patients and regular reflection throughout the academic year. Students do not have to embrace a particular faith perspective to participate in the program, but should be open to faith as a critical component for human dignity.

Program Components 2018-2019

Hands of Hope participants commit to the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in the program for one academic year
  • Complete all training and requirements for hospice volunteer service, as well as any additional training implemented by the Hands of Hope Student Coordinators, AseraCare Hospice staff, or Campus Ministry
  • Attend and participate in all Hands of Hope service visits every Monday evening during the academic year from approximately 3:45pm - 5:00pm
  • Attend and participate in all Hands of Hope reflections every other Monday evening during the academic year from approximately 5:15pm - 6:15pm
  • Attend the Opening Retreat at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Attend and fully participate in a Fall Break 2018 Service and Justice Trip through the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice. (applications must be submitted by April 17 with a $50 deposit)

Questions? Contact Campus Ministry Staff Member, Beth Samson.

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