It is an exciting new academic year and time, once again, to begin to form this year’s mission trip teams!

We are excited to announce that this year’s Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trip will be to Marion County, South Carolina!

We also plan to offer another mission trip opportunity at the end of May.

Habitat for Humanity

The Lourdes Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Team is celebrating its 24th year! This long standing Lourdes tradition provides students with an opportunity to serve the greater community. Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all.

  • Habitat for Humanity Trip Dates:  March 6-12, 2022
  • Habitat for Humanity Trip Cost: $375 plus a non-refundable $25 deposit (Total $400)
  • End-of-Spring Service Trip Dates: TBD (Most likely late May. We are still scheduling with the site.)
  • Estimated cost is $500 – $1000 (Will vary, depending on airfare)

Both weeklong experiences, together with any fundraising and preparations that lead up to the trip, offers participants an opportunity to work together as a team and to develop personal leadership skills.

Any Lourdes University student who is in good academic standing and who has no disciplinary issues is eligible to apply. If you choose to apply, you will be notified in mid-November sometime after the early bird deadline when the applications have been reviewed. If slots are still available after this deadline additional applications will be accepted. Please see the below for application details and instructions.

Deadline and Eligibility

Early-Bird Application Deadline: November 15, 2021

After the November 15 early-bird deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Who is eligible?

  • Any enrolled Lourdes University student: who is in good academic standing and who has no disciplinary issues

Additional commitments/requirements

  • Team members are required to attend all planning meetings

After the November 1 early-bird deadline, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

A complete application includes:

  1. A submitted online application form
  2. Please submit a one to two page essay that explains your interest in becoming a team member and in doing so please respond to all of the following questions:
    – Why do you want to participate?
    – Have you been involved with an extended outreach experience in the past? If so, please tell us about your experience.
    – Give an example of a time you worked with a team to achieve a goal. What personal gifts did you use to help achieve that goal?
    – How can you bring this experience back to the Lourdes University campus and/or impact the community?
  3. A brief reference letter from a Lourdes faculty or staff member, pastor or employer. This should be sent directly by the reference to Jennifer Okuley at jokuley@lourdes.edu or via the postal service to:
    Jennifer Okuley
    Lourdes University
    6832 Convent Blvd.
    Sylvania, OH 43560
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