Service Learning, Volunteerism and Community Engagement
On-going Volunteer Events and Clubs
These programs are offered throughout the year and are great ways to become involved in our local community. For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt a family for Thanksgiving - This project entails an individual or group to purchase Thanksgiving food items according to the list linked above. 66 families are up for adoption. You may email our office at: email@example.com with your preference of family size. We will assign you a family number. All food must be placed in boxes and marked with your assigned family number. If you cannot adopt an entire family and would like to donate a few items, just drop off the items to the Office. We are also accepting any frozen turkey that we will donate to the Food Bank of SJ. Donations of family holiday food will be distributed to Families of Department of Youth & Family Services of Gloucester/Camden Counties and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Glassboro and Paulsboro and Volunteers of America.
Afterschool Tutoring Programs - Many opportunities are available,please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters - First Mentor's Program
Cathedral Kitchen - is the largest Soup Kitchen in Camden, NJ. Thousands of meals are provided to the poor and hungry each month. The mission of the Cathedral Kitchen is to provide essential life services that support the health and well-being of those in our community. Our program runs mostly on Saturdays, where we will be serving brunch.
Gateway Community Action Partnership - Reading Enrichment Program (Formerly Tri-County HeadStart Program) GCAP -Reading Enrichment Program is a social service organization that provides childcare, WIC, and other services to moderate and low-income families. Their mission is to provide services that improve the quality of life and promote self-sufficiency. Our volunteers plan a reading program which requires reading a book to children and then helping them with a craft project that is related to the book's theme. Volunteers are also needed to plan the reading programs. The program runs one Wednesday a month from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 am. Transportation is provided.
Glassboro Child Development Center
Gift of Life Donor Program - Family House - The GOL House is dedicated to nurturing the caregivers of transplant patients, by providing temporary lodging and supportive services for families whose loved ones are undergoing treatment at area health care facilities in Philadelphia, PA. Student volunteers participate in the "Home Cook Heroes Program" which is where students cook and serve meals to the families residing at the house. Food ingredients for meals are provided by the SLVCE Office.
Guardian Adult DayCare Program provides Adult day care for people with medical needs. Volunteers are needed to assist staff and adults with numerous daily activities especially bingo and craft days. Our program runs once a month on Tuesdays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The March for Babies Walk is held on the Rowan Campus on the last Sunday of April, every year. Volunteers are needed to help fundraise, as well as, volunteer to be apart of the planning committee or just help out the day of the walk.
Relay For Life/Colleges Against Cancer
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Rowan University Clean & Greens (Fall and Spring)
Students are assigned areas on campus to help pick up trash. Greening projects are also planned in many targeted areas on campus.