Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Mission Integration

Local Service

Serve with CSA!

Community service offers wonderful opportunities for enriching your time at Loyola. Whether you are looking to see more of the local neighborhoods, deepen your classroom learning, meet new people, explore your faith, or simply try something new, local service can provide great opportunities. The CSA offers one-time and on-going service opportunities that fit a variety of schedules and interests. Check out our programs below to learn more!

***Please contact the CSA staff if you are looking to have service hours verified for any reason. Not all service sites allow this, and we will not verify any hours without an advance request.***

‚ÄĆExplore Chicago, meet our neighbors, and make some friends!

Loyola4Chicago (L4C) is a weekly service program where students- led by a peer student leader- serve at a community organization once a week for the entire semester. Opportunities for service include working with immigrants and refugees, building community with folks in a shelter, tutoring kids, working in after school programs, or working with adults with disabilities.

Loyola4Chicago recruits for the first two weeks of each semester. To find out more about the program visit this website.

Incoming Students: Join your classmates as we volunteer in the neighborhood during move-in weekend! Spend a morning volunteering on meaningful service projects throughout the Rogers Park and Edgewater neighborhoods, all while spending time with fellow new students. See the neighborhood, meet new people, and make a difference from the start! Click here to read more!

Serve a meal, meet your neighbors, and make some friends!

Every Tuesday and Friday, starting the second week of the semester, a group of Loyola students volunteer at the St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen to prepare and serve a meal. We meet Tuesdays and Fridays in Damen 232 at 3:30pm, we then travle to the St. Thomas of Canterbury soup kitchen in Uptown and we get back to campus around 7:30pm. See this website for more details. 

If you are looking to use the Soup Kitchen to fulfill any kind of required service hours, you must first contact CSA at serve@luc.edu and meet with the CSA Coordinator before beginning your service hours. Volunteers must obtain the signature of the CSA Coordinator BEFORE fulfilling service hours at the soup kitchen.