Service is an important aspect of the Notre Dame experience. As the University's mission statement notes, “The University seeks to cultivate in its students not only an appreciation for the great achievements of human beings, but also a disciplined sensibility to the poverty, injustice, and oppression that burden the lives of so many. The aim is to create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice.”

Alumni, parents, friends, and students all play an important role in Notre Dame's service work. Here are a few examples of Notre Dame's commitment to service:
  • 80 percent of undergraduate students complete community service
  • Service work takes place in a variety of communities across the United States, including some in Appalachia, and abroad, in such places as Haiti.
  • Notre Dame clubs play a key role in organizing a variety of service projects
  • Each year, the Notre Dame family celebrates the Hesburgh Month of Service with a variety of projects
  • The Alumni Association provides service programs for individuals as well as families
There are several ways you can help support Notre Dame's service work:

Hesburgh Month of Service

A month to honor the serving example set by Fr. Ted Hesburgh, CSC, president emeritus of Notre Dame. More

Family Volunteer Camp

A five-day program for parents and children on Notre Dame’s beautiful campus. More

Medical Missions

Volunteer opportunities for medical missions in underserved domestic and international areas. More

Domers Doing Good

Stories from volunteers who serve in their local communities. More