How to Get Involved
Parent Activities and Volunteer Opportunities
We enthusiastically invite parents to get involved at Jesuit. Your commitment and participation is invaluable to the Jesuit experience and plays a vital role in the continued success of the school. Jesuit students and families, alumni, and friends have a long tradition of contributing time and talent for the benefit of others. There are many opportunities to volunteer and events to attend with other members of the school community.
Below is a brief description of the social events and volunteer activities that make up the Jesuit community calendar.
Alumni are invited to volunteer at their Alma Mater for various occasions and events. Learn more about alumni volunteering.
Athletic Club Activities
Parents are needed to work some of the various activities the Athletic Club sponsors.
Held annually in the spring, the Blue Jay Bazaar features booths filled with prizes, confetti eggs, plants, Blue Jay inspired crafts, and more. Jesuit families are invited to enjoy outstanding food and drinks, games, rides, and toe-tapping music all day long. Businesses can help by acquiring prizes or food, donating material for handmade articles or booth decoration, or sponsoring a booth. Volunteers are needed to staff various booths and areas throughout the day. Sign up to volunteer.
Volunteers with arts and crafts talent help make items that are sold during the Christmas season and Blue Jay Bazaar. From hand painted yard signs to handcrafted Christmas ornaments to distinctive jewelry, each Boutique item is unique and made by Jesuit volunteers. Sign up to volunteer.
Fathers of Jesuit students meet throughout the year in a group that provides resources that focus on ministry to men. The Fathers’ Bible Study group aims to help fellow Catholics know how to walk with others on their journey.
Help is needed to stuff envelopes for various mailings sent out during the school year. Sign up to volunteer.
Every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in Holy Name Chapel (small chapel on the second floor of the Administration Building) Moms in Touch gathers to pray for the needs and intentions of our school – our students, their families, the faculty, the administration, and the staff. Jesuit priest will offer Mass after the rosary.
Each year a Blue Jay mother opens her home, and with other mothers of present students, welcomes the mothers of incoming students with coffee and canapés. More than 200 mothers attend the Mothers’ Coffee annually.
Open to parents of Blue Jay graduates, the POA Lenten Reflection features a presentation reflecting on a Lenten topic, followed by the celebration of Mass and a reception. The evening provides an opportunity for not only spiritual reflection, but also a chance to meet and socialize with other parents of Jesuit graduates. (Learn about other POA activities.)
Peer Support for Parents is a parent group on campus for those interested in learning more about issues relevant to parenting teens, such as motivating students to improve, study skills, alcohol and drug prevention, and bullying, just to name a few.
Parents are needed to serve refreshments at different activities held during the year. Sign up to volunteer.
Parents are asked to send home cooked food for teachers’ luncheons at various times throughout the school year. Sign up to volunteer.
Each year, Blue Jays look forward to the annual Thanksgiving Drive as an opportunity to truly embody the motto of “Men For Others.” Continuing a tradition that started in the 1930s, students collect, shop, package, and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to families throughout New Orleans.
Town Hall Meetings
Each semester, a Town Hall Meeting is held. This meeting is open to all parents, but participation of the parents of juniors and seniors is strongly encouraged. The format of the meeting is of presentations and parent discussion. The meetings reflect timely topics affecting youth, and therefore change each year.