Summer Service

summer services

Get involved this summer! Volunteer in the Madrid community while you are on campus, or collaborate on a service project in Israel or Ethiopia when classes finish. The SLU-Madrid embodies the Jesuit Mission and provides many opportunities for all of us to be “men and women for others.” For further information, or to sign up for any of these projects, contact the Student Life Office (  

Acción Social Protestante

This association gives out food and clothing to those in need every Wednesday morning. They need help on Wednesdays from 10:00 to 12:00 to sort out the goods and to distribute them. They are also seeking volunteers on Thursday evenings to babysit kids while their moms attend language classes for about an hour from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Positions are limited; if you are interested, contact the Student Life Office (

Association El Bassma (Morocco)

Volunteer in Morocco through Asociación El Bassma. They offer programs in Semana Santa and throughout the summer and provide several options: you can choose to teach English or French at their school, keep the children busy by playing games or organizing activities with them, or help remodel the schools. You will be housed with volunteers from Morocco, allowing you to get to know the people and culture of Errachidia. For more information contact the Student Life Office (

Cooperatour - Humanitarian Trips

Learn about Cooperatour’s summer service trips to projects throughout Central and South America (especially in Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia).

Fundación Catalina Hoffmann

Fundación Catalina Hoffmann seeks volunteers to accompany elderly people from their local market to their homes carrying the shopping bags. The goal is to help them maintain their routines and continue to eat healthy. This is a great opportunity which doesn't require long hours or a long term commitment.

Fundación Masnatur

Volunteer with Masnatur by accompanying children with disabilities to do cool stuff in Madrid on a Saturday or a Sunday! All activities are planned by the organization and are carried out in groups of 20 to 30 kids with their corresponding volunteers. It provides a great chance to meet other volunteers, get to know Madrid and give the kids the opportunity to participate in activities they normally don't get to do!  (water-polo games, visits to museums, parks and magicians are just a few of the activities planned). For more information write an email to or check their webpage

Fundación Vicente Ferrer

Transforming India is in your hands. This NGO helps improve the living conditions of the most disadvantaged communities in India. Minimum stay of three to six months.
Contact: Lindamaría Ortega:


MAGIS is a Jesuit organization offering volunteer opportunities for you people between the ages of 18 and 30. If you're looking to explore your understanding of Christian life from the perspective of Ignatian spirituality, consider a MAGIS experience, activity or pilgrimage. Programs are offered in the summer and during the academic year, in places near or far. Read about the MAGIS programs offered.

Missionaries of Charity

This group of nuns runs a shelter for people with HIV who are in a very advanced stage of their illness. You can go in the mornings to tidy up the place, and help out with the patients, or in the afternoons to take the patients out for a walk and give them company. They also run a soup kitchen in Vallecas and they usually need help in the evenings to set up tables or clean everything up.

Monuments and cities in Israel

SOC- Archaeological Excavation in Israel.
Participate in an archaeological research project in Israel and learn about the cultural context of the Bible and about the Jewish, Christian and Muslim holy places in the region. During Summer Session II Prof. Carolina Aznar will direct an archaeological field school in Israel. Participants will excavate at the site of Tel Regev (near Haifa, Israel), learn about the history and archaeology of the region and the formation of the biblical texts, and travel during the weekends to many of the sites in the region (including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Qumran, Herodion, the Sea of Galilee, Capharnaum, Nazareth, Tel Dan, and St. John of Acre). Deadline to apply to join the project: February 28, 2017

Dates: June 28-August 3, 2017
Faculty: Carolina Aznar, Ph.D.

Pueblos Unidos

Pueblos Unidos works in the “Barrio de la Ventilla” in the northern part of Madrid.
During the month of July they need extra help for their urban summer camps. If you are available for either the first or second two weeks of July and are interested in this experience, contact Margarita Saldaña: by the month of May.

Tuuu Librería

This bookstore provides free books to anyone who wants them. It is part of Grupo 2013, an NGO whose mission is to provide books and materials for schools in developing countries. You can volunteer to help the library catalogue the book donations. If you would like to help them, please contact the Student Life Office (

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