Once you have completed an Iona in Mission trip as a participant, you can apply to become a trip leader or committee member!
Student Trip Leaders
Student leaders are participants from past trips who have demonstrated an ability to be conscientious and compassionate. They are responsible for working with the Iona in Mission Coordinator to organize and plan the trip; to select and form the mission trip team, facilitate weekly preparation meetings, and ensure the Iona in Mission experience before, during, and after the immersion. Training sessions in May and August are held to prepare student leaders.
In addition to the extraordinary experience that being a student leader gives students, there is also financial compensation. Leaders receive a discount of 25-50 percent from the cost of the trip.
The application process takes place in March/April.
Iona in Mission Committee
Join other past Iona in Mission participants who are committed to helping run and sustain the IIM community with the Coordinator. The Iona in Mission Committee is dedicated to:
- Promoting the mission trips
- Assisting student trip leaders
- Evaluating and researching new sites
- Fostering community
- Providing a framework for program-wide fundraising
- Organizing and coordinating social justice initiatives
Through these actions, the Committee provides the foundation for the Iona in Mission program and reinforces the mission of Iona College through service and social justice education.
If you have participated with Iona in Mission and would like to serve in a role on the Iona in Mission Committee, please apply in March/April.
Iona in Mission Moderator
We seek to include potential moderators from diverse areas of the College and the position is open to any full-time administrator, faculty, or qualified alumni.
The moderator is a key support role for the student trip leader, immersion group, and is an essential representative of the College to ensure the safety of participants and integrity of the program.
Being an Iona in Mission moderator is a commitment and the following are some of the expectations, roles, and responsibilities:
- The Iona In Mission program is grounded in a student leadership model, so the moderator is an "active participant" but not the immersion group leader.
- Moderators are expected to attend team meetings regularly, if possible, and the Commissioning Mass before the trip.
- Moderators on domestic trips serve as drivers of 12 or 7 passenger vans and are mandated to become approved College drivers through Human Resources.
- Moderators are the emergency contact person for the group while on immersion and strive to ensure the safety of the group.
- The Office of Mission and Ministry subsidizes the full cost of the moderator.