Messiah has a wide variety of service opportunities available through a number of programs on campus!
Collaboratory for Strategic Partnerships and Applied Research
Never heard of something called a “Collaboratory?” Well that word—a combination of concepts related to “collaboration” and “laboratory”—will certainly become part of your Messiah vocabulary as you become familiar with all the really great things this student organization accomplishes.
The Collaboratory has a vision: to increase hope and transform lives through education, collaboration, innovation, and service.
Some of the cool ways "Collab" brings their vision to life is by building hand-powered tricycles for physically disabled people in Burkina Faso; by designing and implementing water purification systems for rural communities in Honduras; by teaching paper-making, tye-dying, and basic business skills to the poor in Zambia; and by constructing solar panels to power a computer lab outside Messiah’s Frey Academic Building.
Students from all majors are welcome to volunteer with Collab. They need marketers and engineers and accountants and artists who are willing to share their ideas, creativity and skills in order to help serve disadvantaged people and care for the earth.
Agape Center for Service and Learning
The Agape Center coordinates a variety of summer service and mission teams. Students can take a service-learning course and design and implement their own international service project or they can partner with Food for the Hungry, an international organization dedicated to ending spiritual and physical poverty around the world, in Nicaragua and Bolivia.
AROMA Sports Ministry
AROMA (which stands for "A Revolution of Missional Athletes") seeks to empower Messiah University athletes to use their gifts and passions in sport to further God's kingdom by offering a number of annual service teams around the world, including Uganda, Panama, Costa Rica, and Colombia.