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Ignatian Service Program

"Love ought to manifest itself in deeds rather than in words." 
St. Ignatius Loyola


The Ignatian Service Program at Canisius High School offers students an opportunity to respond to the call of St. Ignatius by completing at least ninety hours of service over the course of four years.

Each student is invited to grow in self-knowledge through a personal experience of service with those on the margins of society -- including the poor, homeless, disabled, elderly, and chronically ill.  The Program's requirements are as follows:

Class Total Hours Winter Deadline Final Deadline
2026 10 Hours 6 Hours by 1/7/23 10 Hours by 4/11/23
2025 20 Hours 10 Hours by 1/7/23 20 Hours by 4/11/23
2024 30 Hours 15 Hours by 1/7/23 30 Hours by 4/11/23
2023 40 Hours 15 Hours by 10/15/22 40 Hours by 4/11/23

Please note well that a missed deadline will result in ineligibility for sports and activities.

Service should be completed at an approved agency. For many students, summer is the best time to complete their service hours.


Students may also complete a portion of their service hours by volunteering at CHS school events such as Open House, Basketball Tournament, Food Drive, Gambit, school plays, sports camps and the 7th Grade Practice Entrance Exam.  

Each student must upload the mobileserve app to his phone or iPad and set up an account in order to log his hours before the deadlines.  The class code is located in Schoology or can be obtained by emailing Mr. Ronald Ahrens, '91