November 06, 2020

Despite the COVID pandemic, several recent graduates of Catholic University are spending at least one year (if not more) dedicated to service opportunities. 

Five of those alumni will speak to current students at an upcoming virtual long term service fair. The fair will showcase more than 40 organizations and opportunities available around the world. It will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.

“In this time of COVID, many are feeling like there's nothing we can count on and finding jobs may be harder for college graduates,” says Harrison Hanvey, assistant campus minister for immersion programs and community service. “Service presents a chance for young people to devote themselves to working alongside marginalized communities, creating change, growing in their faith, and building their professional skills. All of these experiences will benefit them both in their personal lives, and in their future careers.”  

Recent Catholic University alumni are currently volunteering with: 

  • Christian Appalachian Project in Kentucky
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Farm of the Child in Honduras
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in North Dakota
  • Operation TEACH
  • AmeriCorps
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Echo Graduate Service Program
  • Seton Teaching Fellows
  • Alliance for Catholic Education 
  • House of Brigid in Dublin Ireland

“I am humbled every day by the graciousness and resilience of the people of Appalachia and my fellow volunteers,” says Will Pinhak, a 2020 graduate currently serving with Christian Appalachian Project in Kentucky. “I consider it a great privilege to learn from them and be given the opportunity to build with them. Together, we build hope.”

Learn more about why students participate in service opportunities.

For more information on service opportunities and the long term service fair, visit