Service Trips

Upcoming Service Trips

Riverton, Jamaica - June 2020

STVM is offering their second international service trip to Riverton, Jamaica through International Samaritan from June 21-28, 2020. During that week, the group will collaborate with a local community in order to complete a construction project on the school, tutor school children in the area and visit various parts of the beautiful countryside.

The total cost of the trip is $2,400, which includes flights, food, lodging, transportation and activities (fundraising and scholarship opportunities are available based upon need). Turn in your deposit of $500 ASAP to secure your spot. 

Please consider joining us on this journey in which you will spend time learning and serving with your peers as you meet and interact with the local people of Jamaica, living outside of yourself and building relationships with people from another culture.

Contact Ms. Colleen Demboski for more information at cdemboski@stvm.com or attend one of the two information meetings listed on the flyer below.


Past Service Trips

Louisville, Kentucky - November 2019

Over the weekend, select students and staff members traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for a service opportunity. This trip was a collaboration with CrossRoads Ministries that engaged our students in meaningful urban outreach. It focused on building relationships and moving outside of comfort zones as students worked with a variety of marginalized populations, including refugees and immigrants, recovering addicts, homeless and impoverished, children and elderly.

Their weekend started with a mindfulness walk through the under served West End area of Louisville and a visit to a rehab center for women/run by women who are recovering addicts help to make this an impactful trip for our students. As the weekend wrapped up, students visited Active Day, a center for adults with developmental disabilities. There they spent time playing games, talking and crafting. They also visited a local soup kitchen where they shared a meal with others there, specifically Joseph, an immigrant from the Sudan.


Antigua, Guatemala - 2019

STVM students, parents and teachers traveled to Antigua, Guatemala for a week in order to serve in the rural community of Escuintla. While there, the students assisted in the construction of the neighborhood school, building an additional classroom for the high school students. In addition to construction work, the students regularly interacted with the elementary and high school students inside and outside of the classroom. Sightseeing and a bit of fun were a part of each day as well! STVM is partnered with International Samaritan, an NGO that has served “dump communities” in Central America for over 20 years. 

Read the daily journal entries from STVM alum and current teacher Ms. Colleen Demboski to learn more about their experience.


Louisville, Kentucky - 2019

Eleven STVM students participated in a 3-day long service immersion experience in Louisville, KY. Collaborating with CrossRoads Ministries, the students immersed themselves in the urban areas of Louisville, building relationships with marginalized peoples, including refugees, adults with developmental disabilities, men struggling with addictions and persons who are homeless, living in overlooked areas of the city. Through reflective prayer, constructive dialogue, and personal encounters, the students were taught and encouraged to integrate the Gospel vision of peace and justice into their lives through service that focuses on fostering human relationships and recognizing the dignity of each person.


West Virginia - 2017

From March 25-31, 2017, eight STVM students and two staff members spent the week working with the Appalachian Catholic Worker organization in West Virginia. This mission trip was focused on education, contemplation, and outreach in the context of creation. 

The group spent the week immersing themselves in life-giving work in the community, meaningful prayer in the woods, open dialogue on spirituality and issues of justice, and peaceful actions for the people and the environment.  


Louisville, Kentucky - 2016

Nine STVM students participated in a 3-day long service experience in Louisville, KY. Collaborating with CrossRoads Ministries, the students immersed themselves in the urban areas of Louisville, building relationships with marginalized peoples, including refugees, adults with developmental disabilities, men struggling with addictions and persons who are homeless, living in overlooked areas of the city. Through reflective prayer, constructive dialogue, and personal encounters, the students were taught and encouraged to integrate the Gospel vision of peace and justice into their lives through service that focuses on fostering human relationships and recognizing the dignity of each person.