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Semester of Service

Semester of Service gives Loyola students the opportunity to live out the Jesuit mission through service to some of the most underprivileged people in our area.  It is for students who are interested in deepening their commitment to the community through the examination of social justice issues in a real life setting.

 Key components of the program are: a commitment to individual, weekly service and attendance at monthly reflection dinners and bi-weekly check-ins in Campus Ministry. 

Who can participate?

  • Semester of Service is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors. 
  •  Second semester sophomores may apply in the spring. 
  •  All coaches and moderators must sign off allowing your full participation in the program. 

 

What will we be doing?

  •  Volunteers will be teaching English to immigrants or day laborers, working with a blind person, tutoring a refugee family or a survivor of torture, working in a hospice program, teaching citizenship classes, tutoring youth in shelters, or acting as a server in a soup kitchen. 
  •  Most service is individual.  Volunteers must provide their own transportation. 
  •  You must attend both your weekly service, bi-weekly check-ins and our monthly reflection dinners in order to participate in the program.  Please see the calendar for dates.   

 

How do I apply?

  • Attend an information meeting
  • You must fill out the application and coach/club moderator approval forms, bring them to Ministry (Service Office), and sign up for an interview.