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Volunteer Service Projects

Our Alumni For Others program offers alumni, family and friends an opportunity to come together in their chapter or community to volunteer with a service project.

St. Ignatius called us to “transform the world” and as graduates of a Jesuit, Catholic university we share a commitment to be men and women for others. Learn how you can answer the call.  

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Santa Clara University joins the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities for the National Jesuit Day of Service. The next event will be Saturday, April 29, 2017.

  • Spark the imagination of children with literature by reading with K-5 students at Washington School.

  • Sort donations for those in need at Sacred Heart Community Services.

  • Volunteer for site beautification projects including cleaning and weeding at Community United of San Jose (formerly Alma Community Center).

  • Join our Bronco Urban Gardeners (BUG) at Gardner Academy with organic gardening projects including building a sensory garden. These garden programs provide environmental and nutritional education for the students.

  • Revitalize the library for Estrella Family Services at Gardner Academy by organizing book shelves and repairing books.

At the conclusion of each project, all volunteers are invited to Washington School to enjoy homemade tamales and lunch hosted by the Washington school parent group.

Contact Mary Modeste Smoker '81 in the Alumni office at or Irene Cermeno '05, MBA '11 in the Ignatian Center at with questions.

In the spring, many Jesuit colleges and universities host community service projects for alumni to volunteer together. Through meaningful service projects open to all Jesuit-educated alumni, graduates across the nation will engage in shared service that demonstrates the life-changing and enduring power of a Jesuit education. Learn more from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

AFO SF-Marin Food Bank