Compassion Ministries

Compassion Ministries at CBU provides service opportunities throughout the City of Riverside, the Inland Empire, and the major urban centers of the surrounding area.  By putting faith into action, students learn firsthand the significance of demonstrating the love of Christ. Participating in various ministries concerning urban life, advocacy, children and families, youth, and elderly give students and the entire CBU community the ability to make a difference in the lives of others in the name of Jesus.

Julie Dobbins
Director of Compassion and Women's Ministries

Serve Days: Fall 2017

We will be serving at a variety of organizations in the Inland Empire this semester! Join us solo or bring friends for one of our service days this fall.

To sign up for any of the dates below, email Gina Rodriguez at

Saturday, September 16: 8:30–11 a.m.
Saturday, September 30: 8:3011:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 14: 8:3011 a.m.
Saturday, October 21: 811 a.m.
Tuesday, October 24: variety of afternoon/evening times 

Weekly Opportunities

We serve weekly at local organizations that service our elderly, homeless, low-income and faith-based populations. If you are interested in planning a project with a small group on a date not listed above, contact Gina Rodriguez at or (951) 343-5014 to find out different dates and times available!

Refugee Service Project: May 2018

Clarkston, Georgia is home to a large number of United Nations refugees with nearly 120 nationalities represented. The Compassion team will have the opportunity to aid in the assimilation process for families and individuals from all over the world. Our team will help with after school programs, resettlement in apartments as well as home visits and culture acclamation for individuals in need. Our refugee team will be serving between 7–10 days in Clarkston at the beginning of May and will have the spring semester to raise funds to cover the cost of travel, food and outreach expenses.

The deadline to apply is midnight October 13. 

Application Instructions
  1. Create an account and then register under "Just me."
  2. Pay the $70 application fee.
  3. Submit two references. After submitting your application, you will receive an email with further instructions for completing the two references.

If you have any questions regarding the refugee service project or application process, email Julie Dobbins at