Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Work Study Service Positions

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If you receive a Federal Work Study grant, you can use it to be paid while performing community service!

  • Have fun and challenging experiences!
  • Gain valuable work skills!  
  • Use vehicles from Loyola’s motor pool to get to sites all over Baltimore!

Application Process

  1. Review your schedule and determine days/times when you’re available to work.
  2. Choose which sites you’d like from the list below.
  3. Complete the Community Work Study Application Form with the site(s) and schedule(s) you’d prefer by Sept. 12th for first priority.  Applications will be accepted until Sept. 19th.  The Community Work Study Coordinator will get back to you to confirm your days/times.
  4. Complete an interview, if necessary.
  5. Complete Work Study Agreement and employment paperwork with the Community Work Study Coordinator.
  6. Start working in the community!

Community Work Study Sites For 2014-2015

Sites and times are subject to change

Refugee Youth Project (RYP) Tutor

  • What?  RYP is an after-school program that serves over 50 refugees between the ages of 6 and 21.  RYP seeks to improve the lives of Baltimore’s youngest refugees by supporting their academic needs and making their acculturation simple and meaningful.  A required orientation will be scheduled for a Saturday from 9am-12pm in mid-September on Loyola’s campus.
  • Where?  At 3 different sites in Baltimore City.
  • When?
    - Upton (serving mostly African refugees) Mon-Thurs, 3:30-5:30pm;
    - Moravia Elementary School
    - RYP at Patterson High School -- Wednesdays, 3:45-5:45pm.

CARES: Food Pantry Assistant & Job Search Mentor

  • What? is a combination food pantry and emergency financial assistance center that serves individuals and families whose access to the basics of housing, adequate food and financial resources is extremely tenuous.  CARES' goal is to help families escape the cycle of crises and move toward self-sufficiency. 
  • Where? In the Govans neighborhood within walking distance from Loyola’s campus
  • When?
    - Job Search Mentor: Mondays-Fridays, 9am - 12pm, at least one morning per week.
    - Food Panty Assistant: Wednesday mornings from 10 am - 12 pm

Health Leads Help Desk Assistant

  • What? A national organization that aims to break the link between poverty and poor health by mobilizing enthusiastic and dedicated college students to staff “Family Resource Desks” in clinics around the country.  You will work side-by-side with physicians, nurses, counselors and social workers by referring patients to resources to address unmet needs such as food insecurity, employment and health insurance.
  • Where?  The Labor and Delivery unit of the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in central downtown Baltimore, about 15 minutes from campus.
  • When?  Minimum 6 hours/ week required.  This includes one 2-3 hour shift on site at UMMC, a one-hour reflection on campus (every other week) and 2-3 hours of follow-up with your clients.

  Soccer Without Borders Tutor

  • What? A comprehensive youth program that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success. The program includes team building, off-field education, cultural exchange, civic engagement, and soccer play and instruction.  In particular, work study students will serve in the after-school program as tutors, and as van drivers for other Loyola volunteers.
  • Where?  Moravia Elementary School, about 15 minutes from campus in Northeast Baltimore.
  • When? 
    - Mondays- Thursdays 3:30-5:00, at least one day each week.
    - Van drivers will start at 2:30 and finish around 5:30pm. 

 Esperanza Center English-as-a-Second Language Adult Tutor

  • What?  A program of Catholic Charities that offers many services to immigrants in the Baltimore metropolitan area including ESL instruction, workforce development, immigration legal services, health services, and social service referrals.  Community Work study students who work with ESL have the opportunity to tutor students in Basic English, working one-on-one or in small groups at least one day a week. Spanish is not required but helpful.  Students may also contribute through individual projects such as the development of patient education materials for the Health Center.
  • Where? In the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore, about 20 minutes from campus.
  • When?
    At least one shift:
    - Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays; 9:30am - 12:30pm
    - Tuesdays/Thursday; 1:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School Tutor, Athletics or Math/Writing Lab

  • What? A Jesuit, Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory, work-study high school for students from families in Baltimore City.  Loyola Community work study students provide individual, after-school tutoring and homework help in math and sciences, daytime math lab, athletic coaching assistant, and/or daytime writing lab assistance. In particular, we will be looking for work study students to serve as van drivers for after-school tutoring.
  • Where? In the Fells Point Neighborhood of Baltimore, about 25 minutes from campus.
  • When?
    - Tutors: Mondays- Fridays 3:30-4:30pm, at least one day each week.
    - Van Drivers: Mondays - Fridays; 2:30 - 5:00pm, at least one day each week.
    - Athletics of Math/Writing Lab; as needed. Inquire.

 Mother Seton Academy Homework Companion or Fitness Buddies 

  • What? An innovative, tuition-free, Catholic middle school for culturally diverse boys and girls of Baltimore. Extended day, small classes, personal attention, variety of teaching strategies and field trips are the backbone of the curriculum.  Community work study students can serve as Homework Companions which build mentoring relationships through weekly homework support or Fitness Buddies, which help mentees exercise (running, swimming, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, soccer and much more) in a safe and controlled environment on Loyola’s campus.
  • Where?  Fitness Buddies work with MSA students on Loyola’s campus.  Homework Companions tutor students at MSA in the Harwood neighborhood of Baltimore, about 10 minutes from campus.
  • When?
    - Homework Companion: Mondays- Thursdays, 3 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. at least one day/week
    - Fitness Buddies: Friday afternoons for 1 hour.

The Club at Collington Square After-School Mentor/Tutor

  • What? An after school arts and academic enrichment program for K-4th grade students. The Club seeks volunteers who are able to help students with homework, art projects, language skills, as well as tutor basic math. 
  • Where? In the Collington Square neighborhood in the heart of East Baltimore, about 20 minutes from campus.
  • When?
    - Monday - Thursdays from 3-6pm, at least one day each week.

For any additional information concerning work study opportunities please contact Jean Anne Walsh at jawalsh@loyola.edu or call 410-617-2489.