This past spring, the following Jesuit colleges and universities hosted community service projects for alumni to volunteer together. Through meaningful events open to all Jesuit-educated alumni, graduates across the nation engaged in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education:

*Please note: All events have already occurred. Information will be updated for 2017.

DC Alumni Chapters Washington, D.C. Sat. April 23 Register
Fordham University New York, NY Sat. April 16 Register
Georgetown Univ. Houston, TX Sat. March 19 Register
Gonzaga Univ. Boston, MA Sat. March 12 Register
Le Moyne College Syracuse, NY* Sat. April 16 Register
Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, CA* Sat. March 19 Register
Loyola U. Chicago Chicago, IL Sat. April 30 FULL**
Marquette Univ. Chicago, IL Sat. April 30 Register
Regis Univ. Denver, CO Sat. March 19 Register
Saint Joseph's Philadelphia, PA* Sat. April 23 Register
Saint Louis St. Louis, MO Sat. April 23 Register
Saint Peter's Jersey City, NJ Multiple Dates Register
Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA Sat. April 30 Register
U. Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI Sat. April 30 Register
U. San Francisco San Francisco, CA Sat. April 16 Register
Univ. Scranton Baltimore, MD* Sat. April 9 Register
Wheeling Jesuit Wheeling, WV Sun. April 24 Register

*Le Moyne, Loyola Marymount, Saint Joseph's and Scranton are also offering service sites in other regions (details below).
**Registration is full for Loyola University Chicago, but please direct any questions or inquiries to Jocelyn Cheng, assistant director of alumni relations:

DC Jesuit Alumni Chapters
Saturday, April 23, Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.-based alumni of Jesuit colleges and universities are invited to volunteer at the Anacostia Community Boathouse for an Earth Day clean-up, sponsored by the Anacostia Watershed Society.
Click here to register online.

Fordham University
Saturday, April 16, New York, NY

A team of Jesuit school alumni led by Fordham will partner with New York Cares to participate in this spring's New York Cares Day. As part of this annual city-wide effort, teams around New York will work on projects in local parks, preparing these cherished public spaces for spring by clearing brush and leaves, repainting benches and buildings, and pulling weeds
Click here to register online.

Georgetown University Club of Houston
Saturday, March 19, Houston, TX

The Jesuit Values Committee of the Georgetown University Club of Houston Invites Jesuit alumni in Houston, TX to volunteer with Catholic Charities at "The Food Fair" Service Day on Saturday, March 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted. This is a family friendly event where volunteers will assist with the sorting and distribution of food to those in need. RSVP to:

Gonzaga University Boston Alumni Chapter
Saturday, March 12, Boston, MA

Join Gonzaga University alumni in Boston to help out CommonCare at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (838 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, MA). Volunteers will help prep, cook, and serve dinner to approximately 60-70 Boston area homeless residents from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12th.
Click here to register online.

Le Moyne College
Saturday, April 16, Syracuse, NY and Reston, VA

This spring, Le Moyne College will host its annual “Dolphins Dive in to Serve,” a campus-wide and alumni service day in Syracuse, NY, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will serve those in need at various sites throughout the Syracuse community or participate in a family-friendly “behind-the-scenes” service project on campus. Service will conclude with lunch in Le Moyne’s LaCasse Dining Center (located in the Campus Center). Transportation to volunteer sites will be provided by Le Moyne College and site locations will be confirmed in advance of the service day.

In Reston, VA, Jesuit alumni are invited to join Le Moyne alumna, Mary Kelleher-Crabtree '84, to help prepare and serve dinner to residents of the Embry Rucker Community Shelter on Saturday, April 16 from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Embry Rucker Community Shelter
11975 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190

Click here to register online.

Loyola Marymount University
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Join the LMU community for the LMU Day of Service project at the LMU Westchester campus. This service project will support the 39th Annual Special Games BIG DAY program. Special Games is a student-run, non-profit organization founded in 1977 that sponsors a day of celebration for the mentally and physically challenged of the Los Angeles community. Volunteers will be able to support in various capacities throughout the day including, but not limited to: preparation and handout of beverages and lunch/snacks; joining the Cheer Squad to root for athletes during the entrance parade; assisting with arts & crafts projects; and facilitating sporting activities.
Click here to register online.

LMU will also sponsor service activities in many other cities across the country on Saturday, March 19th.
Visit the LMU website to learn more.

Loyola University Chicago
Saturday, April 30, Chicago, IL
Make a difference in the Chicago community and volunteer with Loyola University Chicago alumni at one of these service activities on Saturday, April 30:

Urban farming to support local neighborhoods: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
After taking a tour of Chicago's Urban Farm, volunteers will help with a number of guided farm tasks (e.g. planting, weeding, harvesting, or cleaning up the land).

Assembling healthy lunch bags for local homeless: 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
In partnership with #HashtagLunchbag, volunteers will work in small teams to pack lunch bags by assembling sandwiches, snacks and beverages, and including personally handwritten notes of inspiration. After lunch bags have been packed, volunteers will have the opportunity to visit the recipient organization, Sarah’s Circle (a transitional housing program for women), to deliver the bags, share meals and participate in an activity with the clients.

To learn more and to register for these sites, please contact Jocelyn Cheng of Loyola University Chicago’s Alumni Relations office at or (773) 508-8622.

Marquette Chicago Alumni Chapter
Saturday, April 30, Chicago, IL

Join Marquette University alumni and friends for a day of service at Augustus Tolton Academy in partnership with the Big Shoulders Fund to support Chicago-area schools. Service work will include painting, cleaning and organizing. Light breakfast will be served.
Click here to register online.

Regis University
Saturday, March 19, Denver, CO

The Regis University Alumni Association will host the 17th annual Regis University Easter Service Project on campus in Denver, CO. This Easter Basket collection provides Easter goodies for needy Denver-area Catholic children.
Click here to register online.

Saint Joseph's University
Saturday, April 23, Multiple locations

This spring, Saint Joseph's University will host its annual Global Community Day in Philadelphia, PA and other locations across the country. Each year, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, and friends gather together as men and women with and for others for a day of service. It is an opportunity to give back while connecting with the Saint Joseph's community.
Click here to register online.

Saint Louis University
Saturday, April 23, St. Louis, MO

On Saturday, April 23rd, join Saint Louis University alumni and alumni from Jesuit colleges and universities for Showers of Service in St. Louis, MO! Service location is TBD; click here for more information.

Saint Peter's University
Multiple dates and locations

Join Saint Peter's University alumni to volunteer at three different sites throughout Jersey City, NJ this spring:

Saint Peter's Campus Kitchen: Friday, March 18, 2016: 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Saint Aedan’s Convent, Tuers Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Saint Peter's Food and Clothes Pantry: Saturday, March 19, 2016: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet at 41 Tuers Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Rebuilding Together/Jersey City: Saturday, April 2, 2016: 1st shift (7:30 am - 11:00 am), 2nd shift (11:30 am - 3:00 pm), 3rd shift (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
Panepinto Plaza at Saint Peter's University
47 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

To volunteer for any of these projects, call the Saint Peter's University alumni office (201-761-6122) or e-mail

Santa Clara University
Saturday, April 30, 2016

On Saturday, April 30th, join Santa Clara University alumni to volunteer with several projects through the Thriving Neighbors Initiative Program. Project sites include the Washington School, the United Community of San Jose and BUG (Bronco Urban Garden) at the Gardner School. To volunteer for any of these projects, e-mail Mary Smoker:

University of Detroit Mercy
Saturday, April 30, Detroit, MI

On April 30, the University of Detroit Mercy will host its second annual AJCU Day of Service. We are inviting alumni, faculty, staff and students to participate in a number of service opportunities. We will be cleaning up the campus athletic fields, sprucing up the Jesuit residence gardens and helping out with the area of greatest need in the surrounding neighborhood. More details to come at

University of San Francisco
Saturday, April 16, San Francisco, CA

During the month of April, USF students, staff and faculty are encouraged to give a day by volunteering and engaging in service around the Bay Area in California. This year’s April Action program will provide the USF community with opportunities for service and knowledge that will enrich participants' advancement in creating a more humane, just and green world.
Click here to register.

University of Scranton
Saturday, April 9, Baltimore, MD

Join University of Scranton alumni, parents, students and friends as they volunteer at Runners For Others: An Ignatian 5K run and walk at Patterson Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Volunteers will help with race setup, registration and cleanup. They may also participate in the run if desired. The race benefits Jesuit institutions in the Baltimore area. Dress comfortably! 
Click here to register.

More events sponsored by the University of Scranton be found here on the University's website.

Wheeling Jesuit University
Sunday, April 24, Wheeling, WV

All Jesuit alumni and community members are welcome to volunteer at the Area I Special Olympics in Wheeling, WV on Sunday, April 24th from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to help with clinics, run craft stations and serve as "buddies" for the day with Special Olympic athletes. To register, contact Colleen Ryan:, (304) 243-8728. 

Wheeling Jesuit is also seeking volunteers to work in the University's Community Garden on Friday, April 22nd (Earth Day) from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. To register, contact Beth Collins (, (304) 243-4361) on or before April 18th.


Loyola University New Orleans
Saturday, November 14, 2015, New Orleans, LA

In the Jesuit tradition, Loyola University New Orleans strives to develop individuals who dedicate their lives to service for others. Each year, hundreds of alumni and students participate in Loyola's National Day of Community Service, Wolves on the Prowl. This year's event took place on Saturday, November 14, 2015.
Stay tuned for information on Wolves on the Prowl 2016.

Seattle University
Saturday, February 6, 2016, Seattle, WA

During Homecoming weekend, more than 200 alumni and students from Seattle University volunteered together at more than 21 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region in Washington.
Click here to learn more.

Spring Hill College
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Mobile, AL

Spring Hill College alumni participated in the annual Mobile Day of Service last month. Sites included Little Sisters of the Poor, Wilmer Hall, Stewartfield at Spring Hill College and Prodisee Pantry (Spanish Fort).
Click here to learn more.