Campus Connections

Serving together to reach your campus and the toughest places

Today college students value serving the world around them. They seek hands-on, relevant opportunities to impact the lives of others. Our involvement with Cru® campus ministry and international field staff members positions Unto® to help you build your campus movement and reach more students.

We accomplish this through the provision of international and on-campus opportunities focused on helping students express the kindness of Jesus in the toughest places on earth by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope.

How will your campus connect with Unto?

Your campus can get involved with Unto when students are on campus throughout the academic year or off campus over summer or spring break. The Unto campus team offers opportunities that are specifically designed with students in mind by applying their studies on an international humanitarian trip or serving at an on-campus outreach event.

Summer Missions

Students can use their majors on mission during a hands-on, humanitarian experience.

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On-Campus Events

Unto events can help you reach more students by providing opportunities to serve.

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Spring Break

Students can participate in short-term national and international humanitarian trips.

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Summer Mission

Unto Summer Missions help you reach your campus by providing students with a hands-on, humanitarian experience. Each Summer Missions opportunity is designed so that students can apply their studies in areas like agriculture, natural sciences, nursing, public health, and more in a humanitarian context. Students will work alongside Unto and international Cru ministries as they use their majors on mission to express the kindness of Jesus in the toughest places.

On-Campus Outreach Events

Unto’s on-campus outreach events help your campus organization reach more students by providing opportunities to express the kindness of Jesus in their own campus community and around the world. On-campus events are designed to help you build your movement by engaging students, staff, and faculty on your campus. Your campus can host an event such as a:

Students will learn how to restore dignity and reveal hope to the refugee neighbor in their community.

Students will help restore the dignity of women in the toughest places on earth by making LuoPads that are provided to women during women’s health workshops.

Students will help students in the toughest places by collecting school supplies and hosting a packing event.

Students will participate in an interactive event where they will experience the realities of people in the toughest places who walk miles each day for water.

Students will experience the life of families in the toughest places on earth through an interactive simulation that illustrates the daily challenges of buying food, fetching water, and caring for children.

Spring Break

Unto Spring Break trips help your campus reach more students by providing them with flexible opportunities to gain hands-on, humanitarian experience. Students can participate in short-term national and international trips that focus on one of our initiatives like disaster relief, refugee care, critical aid, and more. Students will interact with other Cru ministries as they apply their majors on mission and use their passions to express the kindness of Jesus.

PACKHOPE Experience

Individual students or various campus clubs and organizations can provide clean water or critical aid for people living in some of the toughest places on earth by creating a personalized fundraising campaign. Students working together can bring help and hope to people living without access to safe, clean water by funding a new water well or providing lifesaving critical aid to people in the toughest places. Contact us to learn how!

Clean Water Campaign

Upcoming  Student Trips

Unto volunteer humanitarian teams work with partners in countries across the globe to serve those in need and express the kindness of Jesus. Students can take part in transforming lives through a dynamic, hands-on humanitarian trip designed specifically with them in mind.

March 5 – 11, 2023
Lancaster, PA

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Working Together to Reveal Hope (college students serving with Unto and Cru Inner City)

You can spend your Spring Break with other students engaging personally in revealing hope around the world. Join us at the Unto Global Logistics Center in Lancaster, PA, as we prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to people in need around the globe. Our international partners working in the toughest places on earth use these items to express the kindness of Jesus to people they serve by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope.

You will work in various packing areas, such as:

  • New Clothes
  • Used Clothes
  • New Shoes
  • Other Critical Aid

You will pack critical aid for three days at the logistics center and spend two days serving with Cru Inner City Baltimore, working in the community serving refugees and homeless people.

Rooms will be hotel style, four people per room. An option for 2 person room is available for an additional charge.

Trip Cost: TBD

Trip Dates: March 5 – 11, 2023

Trip Location: Lancaster, PA

Trip Leader: Joy


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March 11 – 17, 2023
Louisville, KY

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Becoming People of Welcome (Spring Break Immigrant and Refugee Care)

Join us as we express the kindness of Jesus to immigrants and those who fled violence in their home country.

Unto® and Cru City: Immigrants, Internationals, and Refugees (IIR) invite you to travel with us to Louisville, Kentucky, to serve and learn how to be effective in connecting with our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Cru staff members and other non-profits will join us and help to cultivate a holistic approach to becoming people of welcome. Come ready to learn, serve, and share with others during this multi-ministry and multi-generational opportunity.

Trip Cost: TBD

Trip Dates: March 11 – 17, 2023

Trip Location: Louisville, KY

Trip Leader: Bekah


COMING SOON

March 12 – 18, 2023
Lancaster, PA

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Working Together to Reveal Hope (college students serving with Unto and Cru Inner City)

You can spend your Spring Break with other students engaging personally in revealing hope around the world. Join us at the Unto Global Logistics Center in Lancaster, PA, as we prepare humanitarian supplies for shipment to people in need around the globe. Our international partners working in the toughest places on earth use these items to express the kindness of Jesus to people they serve by relieving suffering, restoring dignity, and revealing hope.

You will work in various packing areas, such as:

  • New Clothes
  • Used Clothes
  • New Shoes
  • Other Critical Aid

You will pack critical aid for three days at the logistics center and spend two days serving with Cru Inner City Baltimore, working in the community serving refugees and homeless people.

Rooms will be hotel style, four people per room. An option for 2 person room is available for an additional charge.

Trip Cost: TBD

Trip Dates: March 12 – 18, 2023

Trip Location: Lancaster, PA

Trip Leader: Joy


COMING SOON

March 18 – 24, 2023
Denver, CO

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Becoming People of Welcome (Spring Break Immigrant and Refugee Care)

Join us as we express the kindness of Jesus to immigrants and those who fled violence in their home country.

Unto® and Cru City: Immigrants, Internationals, and Refugees (IIR) invite you to travel with us to Denver, Colorado, to serve and learn how to be effective in connecting with our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Cru staff members and other non-profits will join us and help to cultivate a holistic approach to becoming people of welcome. Come ready to learn, serve, and share with others during this multi-ministry and multi-generational opportunity.

Trip Cost: TBD

Trip Dates: March 18 – 24, 2023

Trip Location: Denver, CO

Trip Leader: Bekah


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March 11-18, 2023
El Salvador

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El Salvador Spring Break Vision Clinics

El Salvador — a land of beautiful beaches, sprawling coffee plantations, and lush rainforests — is the most densely populated country in Central America, with 40 percent of its population living in poverty. Be part of a Unto® volunteer trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this trip, you will travel to the nation’s capital, San Salvador. The team will conduct eyeglass clinics in the city as well as in nearby rural areas. In the clinics you will meet with individuals to provide glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to share the hope of Jesus.

This opportunity is available to students only in partnership with Destino. No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

This trip can accommodate a maximum of 15 people.

Trip Cost: $1200 +Airfare

Trip Dates: March 11-18, 2023

Trip Location: El Salvador

Trip Leader: Scott


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March 25-April 1, 2023
El Salvador

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El Salvador Spring Break Vision Clinics (Destino Students)

El Salvador — a land of beautiful beaches, sprawling coffee plantations, and lush rainforests — is the most densely populated country in Central America, with 40 percent of its population living in poverty. Be part of a Unto® volunteer trip that helps relieve suffering by providing eyeglasses to many with impaired vision.

As a student on this trip, you will travel to the nation’s capital, San Salvador. The team will conduct eyeglass clinics in the city as well as in nearby rural areas. In the clinics you will meet with individuals to provide glasses and demonstrate the kindness of Jesus. You also will have the opportunity to talk with students at the local university campus to share the hope of Jesus.

This opportunity is available to students only in partnership with Destino. No experience is required. Trip participants will receive training for eyeglass fittings at the beginning of the trip.

This trip can accommodate a maximum of 15 people.

Trip Cost: $1200 +Airfare

Trip Dates: March 25-April 1, 2023

Trip Location: El Salvador

Trip Leader: Wes


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May 2023
Greece

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Student Refugee Care Summer Mission

In recent years, news broadcasts have been filled with stories of violence in the Middle East — especially Syria — and of the resulting refugee crisis. Syrian men, women, and children fled from their homes, jobs, and friends, hoping to escape war and poverty. More than 1 million refugees traveled through Turkey, piled into small, overcrowded rubber boats, and faced the dangerous journey across the Aegean Sea to the shores of Greece. They hoped to pass through the islands and continue into Europe.

However, most European countries have closed their borders leaving the refugees trapped in camps — unable to travel to a new destination and powerless to return home.

You can help meet physical needs and show the kindness of Jesus to struggling refugees by traveling with Unto® to a camp in Greece.

You will serve refugees by distributing aid such as blankets or food or doing chores in the camp. Your presence and help will show refugees that they are loved and cared for.

Participants on this trip must be 18 years or older to serve in the camp and participants must be able to work on their feet eight hours at a time.

Trip Cost: TBD

Trip Dates: May 2023

Trip Location: Greece

Trip Leader: TBD


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May 21-June 9, 2023
TBD

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Student Women’s Health Summer Mission

Women around the world face many physical, social, and spiritual challenges. In some cases, women are told little about their health, even to the point of becoming pregnant and giving birth without doctors sharing what is happening to their bodies. Some women do not have education because their family will not allow it, or due to the lack of feminine hygiene products, they miss a week of school every month and eventually drop out.

You can help bring physical and spiritual healing to women in the toughest places by joining the Unto® Women’s Health Summer Mission trip. In partnership with local staff teams and their partners, you will participate in leading health education workshops that provide life saving information, while building relationships that lead to conversations about the eternal hope of Jesus.

The Unto Women’s Health Summer Mission trip is open to female nursing students who have completed approximately two semesters with clinical rotation of nursing school. Female students of other majors may be considered providing they have a medical/science background with some clinical knowledge and experience. We seek ten participants who demonstrate interest in maternal and child health, women’s rights, and women’s ministry.

Trip Cost: TBD

Trip Dates: May 21-June 9, 2023

Trip Location: TBD

Trip Leader: TBD


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May 21-June 9, 2023
Tanzania

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Student Agriculture Summer Mission

Are you passionate about the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20) as well as natural sciences, community development, and sustainability?

Within the Humanitarian aid world, the concern is whether are we creating sustainable communities or dependency problems.

Unto is the humanitarian branch of Cru, an international ministry that creates movements everywhere, so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus. Unto serves in the toughest places on earth to relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal the hope of Jesus. One of the ways we do this is through agriculture workshops.

We serve farmers from all scales and backgrounds to come alongside them by relieving food insecurity, empowering people through agricultural education, and revealing hope. Our workshops include components such as raised garden beds, composting, nutrition, drip irrigation kits, and pest management. We also adopt our workshops considering what the specific community needs help with.

You can help relieve the suffering of Tanzanians who struggle to make a living as subsistence farmers. The biggest challenges for Tanzanian farmers are degraded lands, harsh drought, and poor practices. By joining the Agriculture Summer Mission with Unto®,  you have the opportunity to teach communities about how they can grow year-round, and farm more sustainably. You will see firsthand the practical and spiritual impact your agriculture, soil science, or natural science passion/education can have on a community.

In addition to participating in workshops, you will explore ways to integrate ministry into your career as you spend time with local Cru®  staff members sharing the hope of Jesus with people in the heart of Tanzania. We will run three-day training in villages, teaching families techniques to grow more while restoring soil for future generations.

The applications are open. To apply, please complete and submit the summer missions application.

The listed trip cost is an estimate and does include airfare.

Contact robin.greaves@unto.com for more information.

Trip Cost: TBD

Trip Dates: May 21-June 9, 2023

Trip Location: Tanzania

Trip Leader: Robin Greaves


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