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Get Involved. Stay Engaged


CCSJ+YRI has returned to offering in-person volunteer service opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and Loyola employees.  Through volunteering one time, weekly, as a community-engaged learning course, or as an advocacy initiative, join CCSJ + YRI in connecting campus and community for a more just and equitable world.

Want to get ready for service? Check out our "Service and Volunteerism" page to learn more about the onboarding processes for CCSJ + YRI and our partners.

Learn how to get ready for service


If you are taking a class with a service-learning option, this is a great way to engage with the community and connect your experience with the course content you’re learning. Ask your faculty for more information! If not this semester, register for a service-learning course next semester.

In the Spring 2023 semester, CCSJ+YRI will be partnering with the following organizations exclusively for service-learning (community-engaged learning) courses.


In the Spring 2023 semester, CCSJ+YRI will be partnering with the organizations listed below for one-time/occasional service, weekly service, and service-learning (community-engaged learning) coursesNote that these partnerships are programs are subject to change throughout the semester.

To learn more about some of our community partners and programs, visit our community partner information sheets for information on our occasional, weekly service and community-engaged learning partnerships.  If you cannot find a community partner or program listed in our community partner information sheets, be sure to check out our calendar of events for some of our one-time and occasional service opportunities.

One-Time or Occasional Service

  • College Nights with the Choice Program
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Visitation Day
  • Expungement Clinic
  • H20 Hounds
  • Real Food Farm
  • Soul Kitchen
  • Special Olympics Maryland
  • Sports Programs at Dewees Recreation Center
  • Viva House
  • Walter P Carter Elementary/Middle School
  • York Road Community Days  

Weekly Service

  • Bridges
  • Govans Elementary School [Community-Engaged Literacy Program (CELP)]
  • Refugee Youth Project
  • Soccer Without Borders
  • Tunbridge

Service-Learning (or Community-Engaged Learning) Partnerships - Exclusive

  • Baltipreneurs Accelerator
  • Govans Elementary School [Public Art]
  • GU272
  • Maryland Legal Aid
  • Philemon Ministry
  • SquashWise

Community Compost Bin

As part of the Baltimore Comprehensive Composting Pilot in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Maryland – Baltimore, we are pleased to offer a community compost drop-off site during the Govanstowne Farmer’s Market this summer! The overarching goal of the Baltimore Comprehensive Composting Pilot is to increase Baltimore City residents’ and communities’ access to composting and food waste reduction opportunities by removing long standing educational, social, and economic barriers.

Visit our Sustainability website for more information.


Learn about LoyolaVotes and commit to being civically engaged this semester. Loyola University Maryland is among 700+ institutions across the country participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge. Join us in increasing voter registration and voter engagement. Questions? Contact Pat Cassidy at pjcassidy@loyola.edu.


CCSJ partners with local elementary and middle schools to offer weekly tutoring to students who need help with literacy. We are seeking volunteer tutors who are willing to participate in 10 hours of training and commit to twice-weekly tutoring sessions at a local school. Because it involves working with students under 18, it requires that folks are fingerprinted.

If you are interested in supporting tutoring efforts, please contact Abbie Flanagan at aflanagan1@loyola.edu.


If you are work-study eligible, we are seeking students to support our student facilitators and logistics coordinators in their duties. These tasks range from driving volunteers to their sites to tutor assistant. If you have any questions, please contact Lemoine Joseph, Jr. at ljoseph1@loyola.edu.


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