At Villanova College we are called to live out the values of unitas, veritas and caritas through service to ourselves, others and God as Jesus Christ taught and St. Thomas of Villanova modeled.
As outlined by the Ministry of Education, every student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The purpose of the community involvement requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities.
At Villanova College, we combine the requirements of the OSSD with our call as Catholics; to know and to love God, to do good according to his will, to create our Christian Service program.
It is our hope that a student's service experience will go beyond simple volunteering and will provide an opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and to be encouraged to take an active role in creating God's kingdom here on earth.
For I have set an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master,
nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
– John 13: 15-17
Even after I had completed all my required hours, I kept going to volunteer because I realized that there were still a lot of people who needed my help.