1. To show the love of Jesus Christ. The Loyola community realizes that gifts and talents can serve others in a way that can heal their hurts, assuage their loneliness, give companionship and encouragement and enlighten minds.
2. To become aware. Through their service, we hope students will see that they receive much more than they give: that when they become healers, they themselves are healed; when they give companionship, they themselves receive companionship; when they uplift and encourage, they themselves are uplifted and encouraged; and when they enlighten, they are themselves enlightened.
3. To see God in all things. Serving others shows students that God is present in all things, all people and all situations.
All students are required to complete a minimum of 25 service hours per year with a total of at least 100 hours to be completed before graduation. Most students exceed the minimum by their senior year.
Service hours can be earned by volunteering with a community service project such as the NWLA Food Bank Turkey Trot 5K or with a non-profit organization such as United Way or the the Humane Society of NWLA.
Service hour forms must be completed and signed by an authorized representative of the organization and turned into the main office. If you have questions about if a service qualifies for Loyola service hours, please check with the school administration.