Service Learning, Volunteerism and Community Engagement
Past trips have been to the Carolina Tiger Rescue in North Carolina, Shands HealthCare Hospital in Gainsville, Florida, Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS) in Washington, D.C., Give Kids the World Village and Camp Boggy Creek in Florida where students worked with severely ill children. Most recently, Mason Neck State Park in Virginia, rebuilding trails, camp clean up and painting. Sociology and Engineering faculty members offered trips to Mississippi and Louisiana where students helped rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina. And a civil and environmental engineering professor took students to Honduras as part of their volunteer work with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) to help improve the region’s water supply.
The Rowan University EWB chapter was started in 2003. Engineers Without Borders student chapters help communities around the world obtain clean water, treat waste water, produce energy, improve shelter, and develop sustainable industries. Their trips are open to all students, not just Engineers. For additional information, please visit the EWB Site.
Fundraising and Program Fees
Alternative Spring Break Trips - March 18- 22, 2013
Katrina’s Kids in New Orleans, Louisiana
March 18th – 22nd Total Estimated Cost: $250-$350 plus airfare (Deposit: $150)
Volunteers will be working with Head Start and Early Head Start centers operated by Total Community Action located in New Orleans providing direct service to pre-school children and support for the overall program. TCA operates Centers throughout the New Orleans area.
*An extra cost will be added to this trip for airfare*
Rowan Relief Efforts in New Jersey
March 18th – 22nd Total Estimated Cost: $25-75 (Deposit: $25)
Volunteers will immerse themselves in a variety of service opportunities throughout the Jersey Shore region. Projects will range from working with shelters & donation distribution centers to direct home construction/demo projects. Each day will showcase a different sponsored trip to a different Shore location.
*This trip is designed to allow participants to volunteer for a single day or for the full week*
Spring Break 2012
The Spring 2012 trips sponsored out of the SLVCE Office were to: