Loyola University Chicago

Community Service & Action

Division of Student Development

Local Service

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.***

‌Loyola4Chicago is a program of the Office for Community Service and Action in which students provide once-weekly volunteer service in Chicago during the academic year.

Students work in service teams at a variety of sites, including those that work with children, immigrants, persons with mental disabilities, and persons experiencing homelessness. Each team is led by a student leader who coordinates meeting times and facilitates the group's reflection on their service experience.

For more information, click here or contact serve@luc.edu if you are interested in volunteering.

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!

Every Tuesday and Friday during the semester, a group of Loyola students volunteer at St. Thomas of Canterbury Soup Kitchen to prepare, serve, and share a meal. Join us to go just a few stops south on the L when you can.

Meet us at 3:30 in the CSA Office (Damen Student Center 232) with your U-Pass, a hat, clothing that covers shoulder and knees (no shorts), and closed-toe shoes. We hope to see you there!

*** If you would like to come with a group, be sure to contact serve@luc.edu at least two weeks in advance so we can try to accommodate you. ***

Please note: The Soup Kitchen is not an appropriate option to fulfill any type of service hours.