With five projects throughout the academic year, St. Edwards Reflect, Volunteer, Engage (S.E.R.V.E.) 1 Day partners with Austin nonprofits to create meaningful and engaging projects that benefit students and the organizations where we serve.

Read about Noah Dimas' experience volunteering at Mary House Catholic Worker with S.E.R.V.E.

These projects take place on Saturdays from approximately 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. (times may vary) and include breakfast, lunch and transportation. Past sites have included beautification of parks, removing invasive species, building a playground and painting classrooms. 

At each S.E.R.V.E. 1 Day, team leads help small groups engage in the project while getting to know each other. Team leads also help in leading reflection, which is an opportunity to connect how the work we are doing helps the organization and improves the community.

September: First-Year Service Project

The First-Year Service Project offers students new to the hilltop an opportunity to meet new people while learning about their new city. 

October: Founders Day Service Project

St. Edward’s was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a religious community of priests, brothers and sisters, with a mission to educate both minds and hearts.  In honor of their hard work and dedication, the Founders Day Service Project pays homage to the many individuals of Holy Cross who have helped shaped St. Edward’s. 

November: Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Service Project

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW) is a university-wide campaign where different areas on campus sponsor events relating to hunger and homelessness in the local, national and global community.  As part of this week, we will spend time at local nonprofits that combat hunger and work towards housing individuals and families.   

February: Homecoming Service Project

As the first event of the Topper Cup, the Homecoming Service Project can get your team ahead in points right away.  Come out and serve the community while supporting the hilltop. 

March: National Holy Cross Day of Service

With a network of over 15 high schools and six colleges and universities, the Holy Cross network spans coast to coast. The National Holy Cross Day of Service is a united effort of faith in action for the communities where each school is located. 

National Holy Cross Day of Service will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  More details about the project and registration information will be available early March.  Please check back then to learn more.