Discover what moves you

MOVE OfficeService is at the heart of the Saint Michael’s College experience. That’s not because it’s required for any major. It’s because our students believe in it.

Get to know MOVE, which is our service organization on campus.  By graduation, nearly 70% of our students will participate in MOVE in some way, which is the highest participate rate of any organization on campus. More than 65 of our student leaders head MOVE’s highly individualized, creative programs. In 2011, 560 student MOVE volunteers accounted for almost 28,000 hours served locally, domestically and internationally.

In short, not every student comes to Saint Michael’s to volunteer. But once they are here, most are inspired to do so by experiencing its importance in the community.

The variety of programs, from an hour of volleyball with women who are incarcerated to a year-long stint working one-on-one with a child, mean there are service options that will fit any student’s schedule and interest level.

What moves you? We can help you find out for yourself. Here's what some students have said about their experience with MOVE:

"The MOVE program at Saint Mike's helps students take charge and learn how to become good leaders" 
~Nicholas Verdirame '17 (After School Games)

“When I came to St. Mike’s, MOVE was a place to get involved in good things,” says one graduating senior. “But over time, I’ve realized it’s not just a place to come to do things, it’s really a way of being. I have a much better understanding of our world and my place in it because of my time in MOVE.”


MOVE Leadership and Contacts

MOVE programs are student-run and supported by a full time Director and Assistant Director. The students who coordinate the 19 MOVE programs compose the membership of the MOVE Core Team.

The MOVE directors assure that the programs run smoothly, maintain the budget and act as general support for students. Core Team members volunteer to act as program leaders, organizing their programs, recruiting volunteers and assuring each program meets its individual goals. Core Team members attend an annual retreat, receive training and work together on one large group service project.

To contact the MOVE Office:

Alliot Student Center 
Box 395

Staff Information:

Lara Scott
Alliot Student Center 
Box 395

Anna Boesch
Assistant Director
Alliot Student Center
Box 395

Supporting MOVE

MOVE is positively affecting not only the local, but also the global community. Our purpose is to inspire students to be lifelong volunteers, serving wherever they are, in whatever capacity they are able. MOVE programs greatly depend on fund raising efforts as well as donations from alumni, family, friends and the local community.

If you are interested in supporting any MOVE program, we would appreciate a donation of any kind.

Donations may be sent to:

MOVE Office
Saint Michael's College
One Winooski Park, Box 395
Colchester, VT 05439

If you would like to make a donation towards a particular program, please feel free to let us know by attaching a note or by writing the program on the "Memo" line of the check.

If you have any questions about making a donation, feel free to call us at 802.654.2674 or send us an e-mail.

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