Spiritual Life & Service

Discover opportunities to serve others and grow your faith.

Spiritual life at Iona is as much about serving others as it is attending services. We aim to keep service, justice and spirituality conscious in the minds and hearts of our community.

Inspired by the Catholic tradition and the teachings of Blessed Edmund Rice, we seek to build a caring, service-oriented community that welcomes people of all faith traditions and backgrounds.

Our Office of Mission & Ministry sponsors a wide variety of mission-oriented activities: volunteer service, mission trips, music ministry and more. We also offer Catholic mass daily and invite you to join us in worship.

Office of Mission & Ministry

Iona in Mission

Engage in service with the poor and marginalized while being immersed in different cultures – domestic and abroad! Share in the experience to foster action and deepen relationships of solidarity.

More on Iona in Mission

Mission and minisitry at Nazareth farms for a mission trip.
Erin Macdonald

Applying to go on the Iona in Mission India trip was hands down one of the best decisions I have ever made. My favorite part of the immersion was volunteering at the Mother Teresa House because I was able to spend time with extraordinary children.

Erin Macdonald '18

Iona students and other volunteers help to clear a log from a field.
Members of an Iona Mission Trip at the Habitat for Humanity office.
Four students at an Iona Mission Trip at a children's hospital.
The members of the Iona Mission Trip to Peru pose on a hill.
Iona students in front of a house they are building with Habitat for Humanity.
Members of the mission trip to the Food & Friends soup kitchen in Washington, D.C.

Help Us Help Others

Volunteering is embedded in our campus culture and there are so many ways Iona students serve our community. You might help maintain a community garden, tutor local K-12 students or play games with nursing home residents. Current service projects feature outdoor and online opportunities, including:

  • Community Gardens and Clean-ups
  • Midnight Run
  • Fuller Center for Housing
  • Best Buddies
  • Cerebral Palsy of Westchester
  • Iona University Online Tutoring
  • New Rochelle Cares
  • Nursing Home Visits

View All Volunteer Opportunities

Iona students and other volunteers help to clear a log from a field.
Jessica Scaparro

I loved that I would have the opportunity to grow in my faith, serving not only the Iona community but also the New Rochelle community and abroad.

Jessica Scaparro '13