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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

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. This year's event will take place on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

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.

For more information, contact Caroline Gernhauser, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement at 504-861-5447 or cmgernha@loyno.edu

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

The New Orleans event has met capacity. The online registration is now closed. 


See below for the full listing of 2016 Wolves on the Prowl service day events! 

New Orleans - NOV. 12
Good Shepherd School
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Alumni will be working with current Loyola students to beautify and clean-up parts of Good Shepherd School and renovate areas of Immaculate Conception Church on Baronne. 

Atlanta - NOV. 5
Kittredge Park
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alumni will be volunteering at Kittredge Park and assisting with park clean-up including creating a new trail and clearing up vines from trees. 

Austin - NOV. 12
6th Annual Lung Cancer Walk
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Alumni will be working the "6th Annual Lung Cancer Walk." The participants will help with various event day activities including: set-up, registration, greeting, parking coordination, course guidance, food preparation and clean-up. 

Baton Rouge - NOV. 12
Born to Run 5K Charity Event
7:45 - 9:45 a.m.

Alumni will be working the "Born to Run 5K," a faith-based charity event that is helping support the "Women's New Life Center" and its vital mission of providing care to women in the aftermath of the flooding in the area.Volunteers will be helping with the set up and take down of the event and can participate in the run if they would like, but please be sure to get there eariler to set up before the race. Tennis shoes & comfortable clothing is advised. 

Boston - NOV. 19
Daily Table
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Volunteers will be bagging, sorting and boxing groceries. Please wear tennis shoes. 

Chicago - DEC. 3
Lakeview Food Pantry
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
There are only 10 total volunteer spots available so it will be first come first serve! Alumni will help with housekeeping projects like stocking shelves, cleaning fridges and freezers, sorting donations, etc. Please make sure to wear appropriate clothing for volunteer work in our food pantry, such as close-toed shoes and casual wear.

Dallas - NOV. 12
We over Me Farm
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Alumni will be working in the garden at the We over Me Farm. Please be sure to bring water, a hat, work gloves, tennis shoes, sunscreen & bug repellant. 

Denver - NOV. 12
Christ in the City
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Alumni will be serving lunch and eating with the community members at Christ in the City. 

Houston - NOV. 12
Cristo Rey
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. 

Kansas City - NOV. 14
Happy Bottoms
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Happy Bottoms is the area's only diaper banks and provides diapers for more than 33 nonprofit agencies. Volunteers will be working in a warehouse so dress is casual and closed toe shoes are mandatory. Water bottles are recommended! 

Los Angeles - NOV. 13
Safe Place for Youth
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Alumni will be helping organizing the storage closet and meeting with the youth.

Miami - NOV. 12
Abuelos Foundation
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alumni will be assisting senior citizens that are a part of the Abuelos Foundation. 

New York City - NOV. 13
St. Francis Xavier's Soup Kitchen
8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Volunteers will serve soup, wash dishes and interact with the community members there. 

Orlando - NOV. 12
Orlando Union Rescue Mission
4:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni will be helping with dinner distribution, serving, cleaning dishes and speaking with individuals who are at the shelter. Attire is long pants/jeans, closed-toe shoes and a modest top. Hair nets, gloves and aprons will be provided. 


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.

Check out the 2015 photo gallery for Wolves on the Prowl.