Student Life

Summer Service Initiatives

The following service opportunities are available to members of the class of 2020 and 2021 during the months of June, July and August. Rising juniors and seniors are encouraged to consider completing all or a portion of their yearly service requirement during the summer months.

Members of the class of 2022 (rising sophomores) should consult the Rising Sophomore Summer Service Web Page to learn more about the opportunities which have been approved for your service formation plan.

Jesuit Summer Service 2019:

Aceing Autism

Serve as a summer instructor for Acing Autism, coaching tennis to children who are experiencing various challenges associated with Autism. The summer season begins on June 1 and lasts through July 13. Lessons are every Saturday from 8 am – 11:30 am.

For more information contact: Adrian Bransky

First time volunteers must register online: Acing Austism New Volunteers

Austin Street Center Game Nights

Every Sunday night during the summer break, a small group of seniors joins the residents at the Austin Street Center for games a fellowship. Come join us for a round of spades, dominoes, chess, checkers, or scrabble. Austin Street Center Games Nights are led by senior members of the Ignatian Service Corps. All participants must be seniors.

>For more information contact: Dr. Michael Riemer, Service & Justice

Volunteers Must Sign Up Online: Austin Street Center Game Night Sign Ups

Catholic Charities

Weekday and weekend opportunities to make an impact on the community while growing as a servant leader: immigration law clinic, meal programs, child care, educational initiatives, homelessness outreach, senior citizen visits, refugees support network, and adoption services department. For more information on the programs, please visit the comprehensive information table outside of the cafeteria.

  1. Add your name to the clipboard
  2. Fill out the card
  3. Detach and leave the selections half in the box
  4. Take the other half of the card with you and complete the instructions for safe environment

For more information contact: Mr. Perry

HEROES Day Camp

The HEROES Day Camp runs for six weeks during the summer. Students experience an array of therapies, social skills training, team building activities, vocational training, and facilitation of their independence. The program serves individuals of all abilities from ages 3 to adulthood, and all rooms are staffed with certified educators, instructional assistants, and trained college staff and volunteers.

Dates (students are expected to serve for an entire week, full days):

  • June 17 – 21
  • June 24 – 28
  • July 1 – 5
  • July 8 – 12
  • July 15 – 19
  • July 22 - 26

To learn more about the HEROES Day Camp program, visit their webpage.  and to apply to serve as a volunteer, fill out this form. 

ICan Bike Camp (Down Syndrome League of Dallas)

Serve as a summer instructor for ICan Bike, hosted by the Down Syndrome League of Dallas, teaching children who are experiencing various challenges associated with down syndrome to ride a bike.

Dates: July 15 – 19

To learn more about the ICAN Bike Camp and to register as a volunteer, visit the camp webpage.

ICan Swim Camp (Down Syndrome League of Dallas)

Serve as a summer instructor for ICan Swim, hosted by the Down Syndrome League of Dallas, coaching swimming to children who are experiencing various challenges associated with down syndrome. 

Dates: June 17 - 21

To learn more about the ICAN Swim Camp and to register as a volunteer, visit the camp webpage.

Johnsons Outpost Athletics, (YMCA Day Camp)

Throughout the week during June and July, Jesuit students volunteer alongside YMCA staff to host a sports and athletic period during the YMCA Day Camp at Johnsons Outpost. Volunteers are needed every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. The Johnson’s Outpost Athletic time is led by members of Jesuit’s Ignatian Service Corps.

Volunteers Must Sign Up Online: Johnsons Outpost Sign Ups.

Manna for Others (Lewisville)

Students are needed to prepare and serve breakfast for the poor and marginalized in the Lewisville area every Saturday morning this summer from 7-11am.

Volunteers Must Sign Up Online: Manna for Others Summer 2019

For more information contact: Ms. Stewart

Sierra Vista

On Fridays during June and July, Jesuit students volunteer alongside YMCA staff to host an afternoon activity time as a part of the YMCA Day Camp at the Sierra Vista apartment complexes. Volunteers are needed every Friday, from 1:30 – 4:00 pm. The Sierra Vista activity time is led by members of Jesuit’s Ignatian Service Corps.

Volunteers Must Sign Up Online: Sierra Vista Sign Ups

Sisters of Charity Day Camp @ Saint James Church in South East Dallas

During July, the Sister of the Missionaries of Charity host a day camp program at Saint James Catholic Church for children living in South East Dallas. Volunteer assist with camp activities and provide a positive role model for children participating in the camp.

Camp dates:

  • July 1 - 4, 2019
  • July 8 - 11, 2019
  • July 15 - 18, 2019
  • July 22 - 25, 2019

Times: 8 AM - 1 PM

Location: Saint James Catholic Church; 1002 E Saner Ave, Dallas, TX 75216

REQUIREMENTS: This volunteer opportunity is open to Rising Sophomores and Rising Seniors. Volunteers must serve for an entire week.

For more information contact: Muareen Hafertepe

United to Learn Degrees of Impact Immersion Program

NOTE: This opportunity fulfills the grade level service requirements for juniors and seniors.

Explore issues of hunger, literacy, homelessness, immigration, and the environment by participating in the inaugural United to Learn Degrees of Impact Immersion Program. The program meets for one week in July and participants receive lunch each day of the program. Jesuit students will volunteer alongside students from local area high schools. Group meetings are hosted at the Hockaday School.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must participate for the entire week.

Dates: July 15 – 19, 10 am – 5 pm

Download the Program Flyer HERE.

Apply Online: Degrees of Impact