Religions of the World

RELS-T122-052 and 059 | Fall 2013
Judith Gruber

Service learning is optional for this course. 

Time commitment: 15 hours

Learning goal:  Students will volunteer in service organizations which are situated within or supported by faith communities, congregations, or houses of worship. They will learn how faith/religion may be expressed in different approaches to service, outreach and advocacy. They will investigate whether and how religious worldviews and/or values informs the agency's mission, its services, its understanding of its clients, and the motivations of its staff members.

Students in this course may opt to complete a service learning placement at one of the following agencies:

Anna's Arts for Kids
APEX Youth Center
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Cafe con Ingles
Catholic Charities: English as a Second Language
Catholic Charities: Head Start
Good Shepherd School
Hagar's House
Harry Tompson Center
Luke's House Clinic
Ozanam Inn Computer Lab
St. Stephen Catholic School


  1. Watch this video on how to get a service learning placement.
  2. Once you have finalized your service learning placement, document all your hours using a service learning timesheet.  Submit timesheets to the service learning office twice per semester.  Check the Loyola Service Learning Calendar for timesheet deadlines.
  3. Finish all your service learning hours by the last day of classes.
  4. Know that your performance will be evaluated by your agency.  This performance evaluation will be given to your professor and incorporated into your class grade.
  5. Receive a service learning transcript notation.  Put it on your resume too!