NJIT's clearinghouse lists opportunities for students interested in providing volunteer service to community and public agencies. Students can also participate in organized, pre-planned events sponsored by the NJIT Service Corps.
The first NJIT “Community of Caring” campaign was launched in 2002, as a concerted outreach to promote the good work of NJIT students, faculty and staff and to challenge the campus community to provide at least 10,000 hours of service each year to the citizens of our communities. Students, staff, and faculty are able to contribute hours through our Community Connections volunteer referral service or through specific CDS civic engagement programs.
Who Can Participate
The program is open to members of the NJIT community who are interested in giving their time and commitment to others.
What Volunteers Are Doing?
- Help preparing and serve food at Eva's Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
- Collect clothing for the homeless through the Bessie Green Foundation.
- Help caring for babies with AIDS at St. Michael's Medical Center.
- Preparing and bagging food for the needy at Project S.H.A.R.E.
- Help building homes for those in need with Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteerism provides opportunities for hands-on experience, networking and a chance for personal growth - all part of the educational experience. These linkages provide agencies with needed assistance and provide students, faculty, and staff with the sense that they have lent a helping hand to the community.