Service Days

Service Days are small-scale volunteer events such as trips to Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen, on-campus arts & crafts nights, and visits to senior citizen homes. These events can accommodate anywhere from 5-50 people depending upon the type of event. Due to limited number of volunteer spots available, pre-registration is required for most Service Days.

Here is a list of some of our upcoming service days.  This page will be continually updated as days are added to our calendar.

Scarlet Knights Team Up To Clean Up

Sunday, September 22, 2019 1:30PM-4:00PM

We invite you to help us clean up New Brunswick! Whether you are a commuter, an on campus resident, or an off campus resident, we are all a part of this community and should work together to keep our community clean. This initiative focuses on clean ups after football games in hopes that we can foster a cleaner environment.  We will meet at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

Registration for this service day is required. Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z1ktssdf18eixwu/

 

Mercada Esperanza Service Day 

Sunday, September 29, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm

Mercado Esperanza is a fun and creative gathering for members of the New Brunswick community! There are crafts, food vendors, and much more at this fun-filled cultural event. We will need our volunteers to help with the set-up of the event.

Please meet as at our office on 39 Union Street at 9:00am to check-in for the event. We will be leaving promptly at 9:15am to walk to the Mercada Esperanza. Make sure to wear sneakers and clothes that may get dirty, as we will be walking just over 1 mile from our office to the event.

Registration for this service day is required.  Reqister at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/m18i6dag1fvd8jc/

 

Scarlet Knights Team Up To Clean Up

Sunday, October 6, 2019 1:30PM-4:00PM

We invite you to help us clean up New Brunswick! Whether you are a commuter, an on campus resident, or an off campus resident, we are all a part of this community and should work together to keep our community clean. This initiative focuses on clean ups after football games in hopes that we can foster a cleaner environment.  We will meet at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

Registration for this service day is required. Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/mhxhyqs0n1jm4a/

 

Second Reformed Thrift Shop Service Day

Sunday, October 13, 2019 11:30AM-1:30PM

The Second Reformed Church strives to be a home away from home for students, and they have multiple resources for students. All proceeds that are made from the thrift shop is donated to the Five Loaves Food Pantry. At this Service Day, we will be helping the church organize their thrift shop and basement. There will likely be some heavy-lifting involved and objects may be in hard-to-reach places, so please wear sneakers and clothes that you would not mind getting dirty.

Registration for this service day is required.  Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/mfunzwl0eowapl/

 

Ronald McDonald House Yard Sale

Friday, October 18, 2019 12:15PM-4:00PM

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for the families of seriously ill children receiving medical treatment  in area medical facilities.  During this service day we will be helping with the sale by doing such tasks as writing receipts and cleaning up.   We will be meeting at 39 Union Street at 12:15 and will have about a 10 minute walk to the site.

Registration for this service day is required.  Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/m1f1vhum19dcjob/.

 

Homecoming Community Clean Up

Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:30PM-4:00PM

Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships and The Honors College invite you to help clean up New Brunswick near College Avenue!
We will be meeting on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in the Druskin Lounge of The Honors College. Registration will begin at 1:30PM and the clean up will begin at 2:00PM.

Registration for this service day is required.  Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z1kk8frw076wfku/

 

Scarlet Knights Team Up To Clean Up

Sunday, October 27, 2019 1:30PM-4:00PM

We invite you to help us clean up New Brunswick! Whether you are a commuter, an on campus resident, or an off campus resident, we are all a part of this community and should work together to keep our community clean. This initiative focuses on clean ups after football games in hopes that we can foster a cleaner environment.  We will meet at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

Registration for this service day is required as we can bring a limited number of people. Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z106viei1uskbtj/

 

Parker Home Service Day

Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:10PM-4:35PM

The Parker Home is a nursing care residence dedicated to  providing the highest quality of care to elders.  We will be making a fun winter-themed craft  and conversing with the residents of the Parker Home.  We will be meeting at the College Avenue Student Center at 2:10PM for check in and will have about a 20 minute walk to the site.

Registration for this service day is required.  Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/m1cm31gq0qx2kkc/

 

New Brunswick Community Farmer’s Market Service Day

Saturday, November 16, 2019 11:30AM-3:00PM

The New Brunswick Community Farmers’ Market is a project dedicated to making healthy and sustainable food from local farms more available to the New Brunswick community.  There are many tasks that involve maintaining the garden; as a result, students are expected to wear clothes they wouldn’t mind getting dirty as well as sneakers (no sandals).  Bringing a bottle of water is recommended

We will be meeting at  11:30am at the Red Oak Lane Bus Stop on Douglass; from there it will be a 10 minute walk to the site. Volunteers are expected to commit to the entire service event and participate in a short reflection at the conclusion of the day.

Registration is REQUIRED. Please register at:https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/mu6seg61n5u7qb/

 

Scarlet Knights Team Up To Clean Up

Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:30PM-4:00PM

We invite you to help us clean up New Brunswick! Whether you are a commuter, an on campus resident, or an off campus resident, we are all a part of this community and should work together to keep our community clean. This initiative focuses on clean ups after football games in hopes that we can foster a cleaner environment. We will meet at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY. Please register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z18iklhw0s8wvfr/

 

Kindness Rock Painting

Monday, February 17, 2020 7:00PM-9:00PM

Thank you for your interest in this service day! Join us in kicking off Rutgers Week of Kindness by painting rocks to inspire and spread kindness and positivity to others one rock at a time. The Kindness Rock Project is a program that was created to inspire others to leave rocks painted with motivational messages along the path of life. Kindness rocks create connections among communities and lift others up.

Students are asked to come to our office at 39 Union Street  to participate in this activity. Please wear clothes you wouldn’t mind getting dirty because we will be painting.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY. Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/m167lovd14p55n5/.

 

Project Night Night Blanket Making

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:00PM-10:00PM

Project Night Night is a program that collects blankets, books and stuffed animals and packages them in bags to give to children in homeless shelters. Give Where You Live invites you to help us make fleece blankets to use in these bags.

Students are asked to meet at 8:00PM in the Student Activities Center Raritan River Lounge.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zbyql9j0as88in/ .

 

Dog Toy Service Day 

Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:00AM-1:00PM

Are you having a ruff semester? Come relieve stress by making p’awesome DIY t-shirt dog toys wich will be donated to local animal shelters.  We will supply the t-shirts for the DIY dog toys, but you are also welcom to bring your own gently worn, clean t-shirt as well.

Students are asked to come to our office at 39 Union Street to participate in this activity.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY as we have limited space.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/m1bmyopp13r4fuo/.

 

Project Night Night Bag Stuffing

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:00PM-10:00PM

Project Night Night is a program that collects blankets, books and stuffed animals and packages them in bags to give to children in homeless shelters.  Give Where You Live invites you to help pack the bags which will be donated to local shelters.

Students are asked to meet at 8:00PM in the College Avenue Student Center Graduate Student Lounge (right behind Panera).

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z1l6lwut1eu7pdi/ .

 

Second Reformed Thrift Shop 

Sunday, March 29, 2020 12:00PM-2:00PM

The Second Reformed Church strives to be a home away from home for students, and they have multiple resources for students. All proceeds that are made from the thrift shop is donated to the Five Loaves Food Pantry. At this Service Day, we will be helping the church organize their thrift shop and basement. There will likely be some heavy-lifting involved and objects may be in hard-to-reach places, so please wear sneakers and clothes that you would not mind getting dirty. Please meet as at our office on 39 Union Street at 11:40am to check-in for the event. We will be leaving promptly at 11:55am for a very short walk to the thrift shop.

Registration for this service day is required.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/m1h0c8zp0dffkip/ .

 

New Brunswick Community Clean Up

Friday, April 3, 2020 2:00PM-4:00PM

Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships and the sisters of Omega Phi Alpha invite you to help in our spring clean up.  Let’s pick up the litter that has accumulated over the winter before admitted students and their families come to Open House.  We want them to see how much we care about our community.

We will be meeting on April 3, 2020 at our office at 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

Registration for this event is required.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/m1q9pj730i3dh5h/.