Global Community Day

How We Began

In 2008, the SJU National Alumni Board began a new tradition rooted in the Jesuit tradition of service to others. The goal was to identify one day each year when SJU alumni could come together and serve their local communities no matter where they were in life…or in the world. Along with SJU Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends, Global Community Day is a collaborative effort with current students to unite Hawks for a day of service.

How Volunteers Participate

Whether you serve as a site leader, sign up for an established service location, or participate individually on your own in your area, you are part of a larger community of Hawks who put the Jesuit mission into action on the same day, in working as men and women for others.

Become a Site Leader:If you would like to help grow Global Community Day, create a service opportunity in your neighborhood, or help support a local non-profit organization, becoming a site leader is a great way to go about it. Check out our Site Leader Resource Center for more information.

Volunteer individually: You don't need to be a site leader to participate. Simply register for one of the existing sites available near you. Your site leader will be in touch as it gets closer to the event with more specific information.

Current Student Participation

Undergraduate student leaders partner with local non-profit organizations to also create volunteer sites. Current students can sign up to participate in the morning of service and our student leaders help organize the groups and transport the students to each location. If you are current student and would like to sign up for the next Community Day, go to for more information.

Questions? Contact Alumni Relations| 610-660-2300|

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Watch a video about the Global Community Day experience.

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