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Center for Social Action

Experience. Reflection. Action.

The Saint Louis University Center for Social Action is guided by these principles of Jesuit education, and our work is rooted in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices. Our office encourages personal and social responsibility by transforming community volunteers into effective servant leaders and advocates for social justice.

"Social justice is not a concept to be is action to be taken."

Norm White, Ph.D., SLU Scholar and Activist (1953 - 2017)

If you want to become engaged with the community, help make a difference and live out our Jesuit mission, there are countless ways to get involved near and around SLU.

Service Opportunities 

SLU’s Center for Social Action connects students, faculty, staff and alumni to volunteer opportunities near and far, in person or remotely. Complete a Service Interest Form and a member of our team will assist you in finding an opportunity that best fits your situation. Or, explore our Community Partners Database. (Agencies marked with a * indicate that remote service opportunities are available.)

Reflecting on Your Service

We believe that here at Saint Louis University, your service experiences should allow you to explore the following questions:

  • What did you do as part of your service?
  • What impact did it have on you?
  • Are you inspired to take greater action surrounding the issue or population served?

We recognize that there are various ways to give back to your community. It can be through philanthropy, one-time volunteerism or a commitment to ongoing service. Not everyone will choose the same route, but all play a vital role in helping to shape a better society.

Our mission is to help guide you on your journey of service, no matter where you might begin.