Franciscans for the Poor Service Trip Registration (Spring '18 - Cincinnati))

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Franciscans for the Poor Service Immersion Program


The trip will be going to Cincinnati, Ohio and working with the Franciscans Sisters for the Poor. The goal of the week is to provide the participants with a culturally diverse experience while living a simple lifestyle and also applying group and individual prayer throughout the week. 

What Kind of Work Will We Be Doing?

Direct Service Worksites:  These include day care centers, schools for the mentally and physically differently-abled, soup kitchens, food pantries, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and transitional housing. At these sites you will typically have the opportunity to work and visit with those you serve. 

Indirect Service Worksites: These may include warehouses or housing rehab such as painting, yard work, house cleaning, moving, and minor home repairs.  The work done at these sites indirectly serves those in need. Sometimes the client is present and working side-by-side with our volunteers. 

Will I work at the same site every day?
One of the things that makes our program unique is that you will be scheduled to work some place different every day.  This allows participants an opportunity to discern where their gifts may lie and how they can utilize their gifts back home by experiencing a variety of work-sites.  We highly recommend participants serve at a combination of indirect and direct service sites.  If a group desires the same site all week, we will try to accommodate with enough notice; however, we cannot guarantee this option.

Sample Schedule:




Additional Resrouces on the Port Ministries:


Trip Details:

  • Departure - The group will be leaving Viterbo University the morning of Sunday, March 11, 2018.
  • Return - The group will leave Cincinnati the afternoon of Friday, March 16, 2018 and be back to Viterbo in the evening. (Times TBD)
  • COST: $10 Deposit (YES! Just $10.00!) -  (*Thanks to SGA, this trip is greatly subsidizied, but Campus Ministry recognizes that it may still be difficult to pay, please speak with Emilio Alvarez, Director of Campus Ministry to inquire about scholarships.) 



Please fill out the application below:

Deadline to Apply: As soon as possible!

Contact Emilio Alvarez at for any questions or concerns.


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