Service Opportunities

"The gift you have received, give as a gift." - Matthew 10:8

Doing community service doesn't have to end after you graduate college. Alumni for Others is a service program for LMU alumni, family and friends that allows you to continue to give back. Whether it's building a house in Tijuana, renovating an inner-city Catholic school or tutoring 8th grade students, there is a project for you.

In addition to the service projects, participants are guided through reflection questions about their experience and how being a person for others can become a part of their everyday life. Reunite with other alumni, meet new friends or bring your family while helping to make a difference!

To find a service project or volunteer to help plan one in your region, please contact Hannah Grune, senior coordinator in Alumni Relations at 310.338.5943 or

Annual Service Opportunities

LMU Global Day of Service

The LMU Global Day of Service is a great opportunity to roll up your sleeves and make a positive contribution to your local community! Alumni volunteers across the world annually take part in service opportunities that include beautification of school grounds, painting projects, food banks, non-profit organizations and other service-orientated activities.

Santa Ana Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen

LMU alumni volunteer annually in August (Backpack and School Supply Day) and December. By volunteering, you can help us provide assistance for more than 700 needy families in Santa Ana while they select clothing, toiletry items, school supplies, shoes, etc. No experience is necessary and all ages are welcome. We encourage you to invite your family and friends to help.

Additional Service Opportunities

Can't make the above opportunities but still want to volunteer? Check out the following organizations for more service opportunities:

  • Boys and Girls Club in Orange County (family services manager Paul Ramirez '92)
  • La Gloria Orphanage in Tijuana (project coordinator Monica Santos '79)
  • Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in Santa Ana (director Maria Dzida '74, MA '95)
  • Loyola High School Tutoring Program
  • PAX/Yes Student Exchange Program at LMU
  • Reading Partners (site director Erica Trullinger '04)
  • South Central Ministry Project (LAMP) in Los Angeles
  • St. Joseph Center in Venice (volunteer coordinator services Tiana Rideout '05)
  • St. Margaret's Center in Lennox (executive director Mary Agnes Erlandson '82)
  • St. Robert's Center in Venice