Campus Ministry



Local Service

For information about getting involved in volunteer service around Syracuse, contract Fr/ Bill Dolan in campus ministry at x4112 or dolanws@lemoyne.edu .

Find out more about service at Le Moyne at: s3.amazonaws.com/lemoynecmm/convergence/IgnatianValues.html

Here is a menu of possibilities for local service during the school year:

Rescue Mission/Syracuse:  Feeding the Hungry or Homeless every Saturday
Volunteer to serve dinner at the Rescue Mission on one of the Saturdays of Spring Semester.
Leave campus at 3:00 pm, return to Campus 6:00 pm. 
(We are committed to serving dinner, 10 Saturdays of the Spring, 2014 Semester, at the Rescue Mission Dining Facility , Gifford St., Syracuse,  (through the line) working in kitchen  and serving the cafeteria style meal to poor and needy men, women, children who eat their regularly.)
Signup as a group or a club or an individual through Fr Bill Dolan SJ at Campus Ministry, 445-4112, dolanws@lemoyne.edu

Helping the Homeless with To the Streets  with Emmaus Ministry

This wonderful group of people does  "hands on " outreach to homeless people, helping to meet their basic needs.    
We would be working alongside other adult volunteers in works already in progress. 
Weekday and Weekend (Saturday afternoon) opportunities. 
Contact:Fr Bill Dolan SJ at Campus Ministry, 445-4112, dolanws@lemoyne.edu  .

Say Yes to Education/Syracuse - working with elementary or middle schoolers
Say Yes to Education/Syracuse is interested in having Le Moyne student volunteers come once a week, and companion students during recess, and snack time. 
Also there are opportunities for tutoring and perhaps classroom assistance in elementary and middle public schools on weekdays in the mid-morning or afternoon. Our local site of preference opposite the Le Moyne Plaza is H.W. Smith Middle School, a public school which draws its students from a rich diversity of background.
Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,

People in Action

This organization has opportunities for developing big brother/big sister relationships with pre-school, elementary school and middle school children who
residents of Springfield Garden Apartments. It is located nearby in the Judge David  Klim Center within the Springfield Gardens Apartment Complex  -  2-3 minute walk from the rear entrance to the College.   The minimal need is for one hour, one afternoon per week.  More time is welcome and possible. 
Activities include working with pre-school day care, tutoring, and after school recreational and cultural programs.  The need is on weekdays in the morning or afternoon.

Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,


Friendly Visitor: Nursing Home Bound Senior Citizens at Menorah Park

Menorah Park, located on Genessee St., below Le Moyne College, across from St. Mary's Cemetery and near Holy Cross Church.
The Volunteer Services Program is interested in having Le Moyne students come, meet nursing home and assisted living elderly residents,  develop friendships through visits (1 on 1).
This would be similar to a "Foster Grandparent/Grandchild " opportunity. 
Their specific request is to come on Saturday mornings,  "wheel" and accompany them to Jewish  Sabbath Services and visit with them afterward. 
Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,

Rescue Mission
In addition to the meal program listed above, other opportunities and needs at Rescue Mission include assiting at clothing distribution center at Gifford St. Campus and Thrifty Shopper Stores.  Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112, dolanws@lemoyne.edu .

Below are some more opportunities with groups around campus:

Projects in the Community (PIC)
This Le Moyne College student club is committed to close engagement with  community service.
They will be offering a number of opportunities, usually on Saturdays, throughout the semester.
Student Club leaders will be promoting PIC and accepting new members at the Fall Semester Activities Fair which takes place at the beginning of the new semester.

2:20 Student Ministries - (Bible study club)
Club members are investigating working with the religious services program at Rescue Mission  assisting the chaplain and men in Bible study. 
(2:20 Student Ministries  meets on Monday nights, from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm at Drescher Community Room in Panasci Family Chapel.)
For information on 2:20 Bible Study Club and their service work, contact Devon Bartholomew at barthodt@stu.lemoyne.edu 


Don't forget to be part of the September DIVE:

Saturday, Sept. 20,  2014: Fall  Dolphins Dive-in to Serve Campus Wide Service Day
DIVE Into Service: A Morning Can Make a Difference

8:30 a.m.-Noon, Saturday, Sept. 20
Meet at the Madonna della Strada Chapel

Volunteers are now welcome and being accepted for the campus-wide service day, the theme of which is "A Morning Can Make a Difference." The day will begin with a commissioning of volunteers at Madonna della Strada Chapel, followed by departure by buses and vans to 15 different sites in the Syracuse area.

Teams will return in time for lunch at the Dining Center. Le Moyne volunteers will go out to do "hands on " tasks to help meet the most pressing and immediate needs of community centers and organizations that meet the physical and spiritual needs of people in need of help, men, women, children, families, hungry people, people living with homelessness or disabilities. A large team of environmental engineers for a day is needed to do grounds work at a city park to be determined by the Syracuse Parks Conservancy to be most in need of end of summer cleanup. There will also be a behind-the-scenes on campus child and family friendly team that will be making sandwiches and baking cookies for emergency shelters for men and women as well as putting together personal care bags for people served at local shelters.

More than 100 students, faculty, administrators, staff and family members, including children, participated in the spring 2014 day. We have received requests for help that could use up to or more that 150 people willing to spend a morning making a difference for the better in the lives of others. Sign ups and more information are available at Campus Ministry and through coordinators Laura Davis, '16, davisla@stu.lemoyne.edu, and Bill Dolan, S.J., dolanws@lemoyne.edu