These programs, facilitated by CFJ staff and student leaders, provide a variety of enriching experiences to engage the community surrounding Xavier as well as reflect on your experience and apply your experiences to your own personal mission.



X-CHANGE Weekly Service Program provides an action-oriented entry point for volunteers to engage in the Cincinnati community through weekly service and reflection; to encourage students to think critically and advocate for social justice as men and women for and with others.

X-CHANGE works in partnership with community organizations to arrange for students to serve weekly at the same site throughout the semester. We also organize groups especially for first year students and those new to XU. Providing an opportunity to do service, explore assets and challenges of our city, make great friends, and have lots of fun! 

  • Volunteer Sign Up HERE
  • Community Partner Site Application (closed for 2016-17, will re-open in Summer 2017 for 2017-18)
  • For More Info Visit the X-CHANGE Webpage, or Contact Angela Gray-Girton


Community Action Day

XU Community Action Day (CAD) is a semesterly university-wide day of service in partnership with community organizations throughout the city.

Join XU students, faculty, staff, and alumni for a great community building day to be the hands and feet of our mission and enables us on our journey of becoming men and women for and with others.

Remember to tell your Facebook friends that your coming to the next Community Action Day!

Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Meet at the XU Yard by 9:00 a.m. (No Pre-Registration Necessary) 


Alternative Breaks 

Alternative Breaks (AB) provides service, education, and reflection-filled immersion opportunities in various communities around the United States and abroad during spring and summer breaks. (Applications are due in late September each year.)



Monthly Service

Did you miss out on Community Action Day? Didn't get to sign up for an Alternative Break or the X-CHANGE Weekly Service Program, but still looking for an opportunity to serve in the community. Then come out for this low commitment Monthly Service opportunity at St. Francis Seraph Soup Kitchen. Once a month, the CFJ sends a group of up to 10 students to serve in Over the Rhine at this historic Cincinnati Parish. Sign-Up's are first come, first served.