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Service & Social Justice

Campus Ministry is committed to inviting students to make a difference in the world through living out our Benedictine Values and Catholic Social Teaching. We support students in reaching out to members of the CSS community, greater Duluth and beyond, through volunteer experiences and opportunities to learn about social concerns.

Ways to Get Involved

Alternative Break Experience (ABE)     ABE

Service immersion trips during breaks in classes. More information here.

Community Service Orientation (CSO)     CSO Info

An August Adventure centered around community engagement. CSO is an excellent opportunity to serve the local community, develop new friends, explore campus and the Duluth area, and HAVE FUN!  More information:

CSO Student Leaders: Want to be a student leader for CSO? Each year we need approximately 10-15 current CSS students to serve as student leaders for CSO. Applications are available each year in January. Email VITA for more information.

Student Groups

CHUM Delegates

Being a member of the CHUM delegate student group invites students to engage in the work of CHUM and educate the CSS community about poverty and injustice in our Duluth community - and what we can do about it. 

CRS Student Ambassadors

Learn about global poverty and injustice. Educate others. Develop leadership skills. Mobilize our campus. Connect faith to action. Transform our community and the world. This student group has opportunities for regional and national training and support from Catholic Relief Services. Students do not need to be Catholic to be involved. Contact Jessica at for more information.

Loaves & Fishes Volunteering

Volunteer with a small group to share a meal with the community at Loaves & Fishes (Catholic Worker Community). During the academic year students volunteer at Loaves & Fishes weekly on Friday evenings. Sign up to volunteer on the evenings that fit your schedule. Email VITA for more information.

Public Health Awareness Volunteers (PHAV)

This student group provides general health awareness for the underserved populations in the Duluth area. Students volunteer once a month to educate about public health issues that they feel need the most attention in a 100% hands on and involved opportunity to make a difference while gaining invaluable experience for your future careers. Email VITA for more information.

Student & Senior Community Connection (SSCC)

Volunteer at the Benedictine Living Community of Duluth (BLCD) through Student & Senior Community Connection. Members of SSCC are partnered with an individual living at the BLCD. Students are able to set up their own schedule for volunteering. Email VITA for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a place to volunteer? There are a lot of ways to get connected with local agencies and post-college volunteer programs. who need volunteers to support their work in the community. Check out these volunteer opportunities!

Volunteer In Duluth                 Volunteer After Graduation

Campus Ministry and Career Services would be happy to talk to students about options for local and post-college volunteering. Students may also stop by the Campus Ministry Center (Tower 20) and pickup a free 'Response' magazine that lists a wide variety of faith-based volunteer programs, including those in the United States and international sites.

Hunger Resources for StudentsStorms Cupboard

Campus Ministry is proud to provide emergency food assistance for students through Storm's Cupboard. Storm's Cupboard is an on campus food pantry for students. In addition, Storm's Cupboard is able to provide food assistance for students outside the Duluth area. See Hunger Resources for more information and ways to support this valuable resource.

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Contact VITA at or Campus Ministry at to find out more about upcoming opportunities for involvement.

Catholic Social Teaching

As a Catholic Benedictine institution, the College of St. Scholastica utilizes Catholic Social Teaching (CST) to provide our community with a common vocabulary for conversation and action around justice and equity. Learn more about the principles of CST here.

Contact Us

Campus Ministry Center
Tower, Room 20
Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm
(218) 723-5933

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Jessica Ellingson
Tower, Room 20C

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Mark Hakes

Assistant Director
Tower, Room 20B

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