Thank you for your interest in returning to serve as a H.O.P.E. student leader for the 2021-2022 academic year.  H.O.P.E. student leaders serve a year-long term. Leaders commit to:

  • Meeting one-and-a-half hours per week as a leadership team
  • Weekly pre-immersion and re-entry meetings with the large group 
  • Work an additional 1.5-3 hours weekly preparing curriculum for all meetings and utilizing resources from the H.O.P.E. team
  • Participated in at least one immersion prior to serving as a leader (or been enrolled in program during 2020-2021 academic year)

The team is responsible for working with the director to oversee the 2022 H.O.P.E. Service Immersion Program, including:

  • advertising and recruiting
  • pre-immersion preparation
  • curriculum development
  • group fundraising activities
  • small group facilitation
  • information dissemination
  • facilitating and leading reflections
  • group re-entry & ongoing advocacy

You should be prepared to commit at least 6 hours a week to this program before site groups are chosen and up to 8 hours per week once site groups are selected. As mentioned above, leaders are expected to engage in a variety of administrative roles to assist the program throughout the year. A leader must be flexible, willing to adapt to changing situations, and react responsibly and maturely in a variety of settings. Potential leaders should be comfortable confronting their peers and dealing with stressful and unexpected situations.

Above is the H.O.P.E. Student Leader application form. All of this information is due no later than 5:00 pm Friday, April 9, 2021.

Interviews will begin mid-April 2021.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact hope@stonehill.edu. Thank you again for your interest in serving as a H.O.P.E. Student Leader.

Required Pre-Travel Medical Screening


Domestic and International Travel programs can be physically and emotionally demanding, and clinical resources may be limited at some locations. Stonehill College requires this medical review process to help you anticipate your medical needs and enable you and your clinician to formulate a plan of support and care.

Chapel of Mary, – Office of Campus Ministry

Inspired by the enduring values of a Holy Cross education, and the belief that learning is enhanced when it takes place in the context of a compelling situation, H.O.P.E. seeks to engage members of the Stonehill community in cross-cultural service experiences. H.O.P.E. further endeavors to challenge the Stonehill community to grow in love of God and neighbor by embodying the Church's commitment to a preferential option for and with the poor.