Wolves on the Prowl: Loyola's National Day of Community Service

Wolves on the Prowl 2018 Coming Soon! 

In the Jesuit tradition, Loyola University New Orleans strives to develop individuals who dedicate their lives to service for others. Each year, hundreds of alumni and students participate in Loyola's National Day of Community Service, Wolves on the Prowl. Through our mission as a Jesuit Catholic university, we prepare our students to lead meaningful lives with and for others and to work for a more just world.  Wolves on the Prowl is a way for alumni to live out our mission by serving the communities they live in.

Planned and led by Loyola’s Office of Alumni Engagement, Mission and Ministry, and the Student Government Association, Wolves on the Prowl pairs volunteers from the Loyola community with programs throughout the country that need help.

See below for the full listing of 2017 Wolves on the Prowl service day events! 

New York City - OCT. 28
New York Common Pantry
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
New York Common Pantry is dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency. The alumni chapter will be helping register families to receive Thanksgiving turkeys and toys for the holiday season. After volunteering, alumni are invited for drinks at Maxwell Central Park. 

New Orleans - NOV. 4
KIPP Central City Primary
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Alumni will be working with current Loyola students to beautify, re-organize and clean-up parts of KIPP Central City Primary school grounds. 

Atlanta - NOV. 4
Chastain Park Conservancy
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alumni will spend the day cleaning and beautifying the park. 

Austin - NOV. 4
Texas Book Festival
2:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Alumni will assist with author check-in and hospitality at the Festival, escort the author(s) to their program/panel location and to the author signing area. Volunteers must be age 20 or older for this event. 

Chicago - NOV. 4
The Greater Chicago Food Depository
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository regularly needs volunteers to help with repacking donated food and other products. The repack session is a great introduction to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the work we do here, and the need that we see in Cook County. A lot of the food we receive at our warehouse comes in bulk quantities and volunteers are scheduled to help us break it down into more manageable sizes. In a repack session you might be sorting produce, looking over a shipment of bread, or repacking bulk dry goods (cereal, pasta, rice) into smaller quantities. Together, we can properly and efficiently distribute quality food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Cook County. The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old and 14-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (who must also register). Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes.

Denver - NOV. 4
Samaritan House
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Alumni will be assisting with dinner prep, serving dinner and interacting with the residents of the Samaritan House. Samaritan House is an extended stay homeless shelter and emergency overnight shelter operated by Catholic Charities. Children are welcome to participate. 

Houston - NOV. 4
Cristo Rey Jesuit
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alumni will be working on beautification projects for the school. Be prepared to work outside and wear something you don't mind getting dirty. Cristo Rey Jesuit, a Catholic high school, combines personal responsibility, academic rigor, and a corporate work-study program to empower students of all faiths from economically challenged families to reach their full potential.

Orlando - NOV. 4
Orlando Rescue Mission
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Alumni will be serving lunch to the community members at the Orlando Rescue Mission.     

Dallas - NOV. 11
North Texas Food Bank
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Your hearts and hands help us feed our neighbors in need. Click on the group shift on Saturday 11/11 and click on the orange sign-up button where you can complete registration. 

Los Angeles - NOV. 18
United Way Home Walk
9:00 a.m.
Join alumni and friends for a family friendly run/walk 5k to help raise support to end homelessness through United Way's Home Walk 2017. Click on "Join our Team" to participate. 

If you are not able to volunteer, but want to make a financial contribution to the Loyola Fund in support of community service opportunities, please click here

For more information, contact alumni@loyno.edu or 504-861-5454.