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TRIP Leader Positions

Turning Responsibility Into Powerful Service  is the purpose of the St. Norbert College TRIPS program. Co-sponsored by the Sturzl Center for Community Service and Learning and the Emmaus Center for Spiritual Life and Vocation, the TRIPS Program provides students an opportunity to put their values and convictions into action through service.

Each trip is co-led by 1-2 student leaders.  Trip Leaders are selected each Spring for the following Long Weekend, Winter and Spring trips.  

TRIPS Leader General Qualifications

  • Must be responsible, reliable, flexible and able to work well with others
  • Have good planning, communication and organizational skills
  • Able to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Able to work independently, take initiative, and be a strong team player
  • Interest in and willingness to support TRIPS philosophy
  • Must be in good standing with St. Norbert College
TRIPS Leader General Responsibilities
  • Attend weekend fall training retreat
  • Attend weekly trip leader trainings
  • Interview and select trip participants
  • Attend mandatory workshops with participants including Orientation, Catholic Social Teaching, Diversity and Social Justice, Send-Off, Refocused, and Celebration
  • Organize and lead pre-trip and post-trip meetings with all participants
  • Co-lead a group of 4-10 trip participants on a week-long service trip
  • Research and educate participants about the social justice issue(s) involved in your trip
  • Facilitate personal development of trip participants
  • Build team dynamics and facilitate team building activities
  • Plan Post-Trip Action activity to share learning/experience with community
  • Manage fundraising before trip and finances during trip
TRIPS Leader Benefits
  • Participate in and facilitate service that has national and global impact
  • Leadership experience and training that prepares for future success
  • Impact lives of numerous students on campus and individuals throughout the world
  • Gain understanding of social justice issues
  • Develop problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Get opportunity to work with a fantastic organization on campus


Apply now to be Trip Leader!
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