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.

New Brunswick  Community Farmers Market

Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00AM-1:00PM

Do you support sustainable food initiatives, especially those that back local farms?  Help out the New Brunswick Community Farmers’ Market by visiting their community garden and volunteering at the site by mulching, seeding, or watering the crops. Lend a hand to a project dedicated to making healthy food accessible!   We will meet at 9:00 am 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 for this service day is required. Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z1eh8lg61d6jqpq/

 

Scarlet Knights Team Up To Clean Up

Sunday, October 9, 2016 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/z106viei1uskbtj/

 

Homecoming Community Clean Up

Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:00AM-12:00PM

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 16, 2016 in the East Lounge of The Honors College. Registration will begin at 10am and the clean up will begin at 10:30.

Registration for this service day is required.  Visit go.rutgers.edu/cleanup to confirm your spot.

 

Lunchtime Recital at First Reformed Church

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:00AM-1:30PM

Enjoy live music and helping out the local New Brunswick community? Come out to the First Reformed Church to help set up for their lunch time concerts on Wednesdays. After set up, volunteers will be able to enjoy the concert and a lunch gratuitously provided by the church!

We will meet at 11:00am in front of the College Avenue Student Center; from there we will take an EE to the Paterson St. stop, and 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.

A maximum of 4 volunteers can participate in this service day and will be determined on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration for this service day is required. Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z88syip0czbrha/

 

Lunchtime Recital at First Reformed Church 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 11:00AM-1:30PM

Enjoy live music and helping out the local New Brunswick community? Come out to the First Reformed Church to help set up for their lunch time concerts on Wednesdays. After set up, volunteers will be able to enjoy the concert and a lunch gratuitously provided by the church!

We will meet at 11:00am in front of the College Avenue Student Center; from there we will take an EE to the Paterson St. stop, and 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.

A maximum of 4 volunteers can participate in this service day and will be determined on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration for this service day is required. Register at: https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zpmb9np0irb8ec/

 

Scarlet Knights Team Up to Clean Up

Sunday, November 6, 2016 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/

 

First Reformed Church Second Saturdays

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:30AM-2:00PM

Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving by getting involved with one of the local churches in New Brunswick! Join us in traveling to the First Reformed Church to help with some building maintenance. From hanging pictures to organizing the library books to maybe even painting, come join Give Where You Live in giving back to the New Brunswick community.

We will meet at 10:30AM  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/z1bgw6az0bon357/

 

Arts & Crafts Day at Parker Home

Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10:15AM-12:00PM

Are you interested in Arts & Crafts and serving the community? Come out to our Arts & Crafts Day at Parker Home, an Assisted Living Facility for seniors, on Easton Ave!  We will be working with the elderly to make DIY: Autumn Lanterns with mason jars and leaves.  We will be meeting at 10:15am at our Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships – 39 Union St., New Brunswick, NJ and walking there as a group.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z164hg6y1akx20e/

 

SIDS Memorial Event at Busch Dining Hall

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 11:15AM-2:00PM

Interested in supporting families going through difficult times? Give Where You Live invites you to help assist families at the SIDS Memorial Event by taking care of the younger siblings and children as the parents attend the event. Volunteers are expected to arrive at the Busch Dining Hall at 11:15am. The program will run until 1:00, but volunteers are also invited by the SIDS Center to attend the lunch from 1:00-3:00pm.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zzok1630q1f78t/

 

New Brunswick Public Library Service Day

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:30AM-2:00PM

Kick off this semester by contributing to the New Brunswick community!  Join us in helping the public library sort books in preparation for their annual book sale.  This is a great opportunity to meet local community partners and explore the resources the New Brunswick Public Library has to offer.  We will be meeting at 9:30AM at the Scott Hall bus stop.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z1277y7e0u5vgq3/ .

 

First Reformed Church Second Saturdays

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:30AM-2:00PM

Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit of spreading the love by getting involved with one of the local churches in New Brunswick!  Join us in traveling to the First Reformed Church to help with some building maintenance.  From moving furniture to general cleaning to even painting, come join Give Where You Live in giving back to the New Brunswick community.  We will be meeting at 10:30AM at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships-39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zunwwru110trxj/ .

 

Cupid’s Chase 5K

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30AM-12:00PM

Community Options Inc. is an agency that provides housing and employment support for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Cupid’s Chase is an annual 5K that is hosted to raise awareness and money for those individuals.  Come join Give Where You Live as we assist with guiding runners/walkers to the registration tables, man water stations, direct runners/walkers throughout the course, and assist with set up and clean up. We will be meeting at 7:30AM at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships-39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zgbdxap0al4y1j/.

 

Be a ‘Bow-wow-entine’ Dog Toy Service Day

February 25, 2017, 1:00PM-3:00PM

Are you a dog lover?  Want to continue the Valentine’s Day spirit?  Trying to find a way to get your mind off the ‘ruff’ exams ahead?  Get involved and join Give Where You Live in making DIY dog toys out of t-shirts at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships-39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ.  Volunteers are asked to bring at least one gently worn, clean shirt but the more the better.  We will also have some t-shirts on hand that day.  The toys will be donated to the Franklin Township Animal Shelter.

Registration for this event is MANDATORY.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z1q4jt7f110qdi9/.

 

Paint Pots & Plant with Parker Home

March 4, 2017, 2:15PM-4:45PM

Are you interested in Arts & Crafts and serving the community?  Give Where You Live invites you to “Paint Pots & Plant  with Parker Home” an assistant living facility.  We will be working with the elderly to plant succulents and decorate the pots with paints and stickers.  We will also ask volunteers to write positive messages to leave in the pots.  We will be meeting at 1:15PM 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/zmxh34s0827lbu/.

 

Project Night Night Blanket Making

February, 28, 2017, 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. This event will be taking place at the Student Activities Center Raritan River Lounge.

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

 

Project Night Night Bag Stuffing

March 29, 2017, 8:00PM-10:00PM

Project Night Night is a program that collects blankets, books, and stuffed animals and packages them for children living in homeless shelters. Give Where You Live invites you to help pack the bags which will be donated to local shelters. The event will take place in the College Avenue Student Center Graduate Student Lounge.

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

 

New Brunswick Community Clean Up

April 2, 2017, 1:30PM-3:30PM

Give Where You Live, Rutgers University Alternative Breaks and the American Medical Students Association invite you to help clean 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. We will meet at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, 39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ.

Registration for this event is REQUIRED.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zbzt4je08xgjn2/ .

 

First Reformed Church Second Saturdays

April 8, 2017, 10:30AM-2:00PM

Give Where You Live invites you to volunteer at the First Reformed Church in New Brunswick, NJ.  Students will help with maintenance tasks including moving furniture, cleaning, and painting!  We will be meeting at 10:30AM at Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships-39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

Registration for this event is REQUIRED.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zm8onno12pt9cx/ .

 

New Brunswick Public Library Service Day

April 9, 2017, 12:30PM-4:00PM

Give Where You Live invites you to volunteer with the Friends of the Library from 12:30pm-4:00pm on Sunday, April 9th in cleaning up after their annual book sale and packing the leftover books.  We will be meeting at 12:30pm at the Scott Hall Bus Stop (in front of The Yard); from there it will be a 15 minute walk to the library.

Registration for this event is REQUIRED.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/zfjdjgr0j5eh91/ .

 

New Brunswick Community Farmers’ Market Service Day

April 15, 2017, 10:00AM-1:00PM

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. One of its three sites is a community garden, Jardin de Esperanza. Give Where You Live invites you to volunteer with the Farmers’ Market at the garden from 10:00am-1:00pm on Saturday April 15th and help them maintain the gardens. Tasks may range from seeding to pulling weeds to mulching; as a result, students are expected to wear clothes they wouldn’t mind getting dirty as well as shoes (no sandals).  We will be meeting at 10:00am at the Red Oak Lane Bus Stop on Douglass; from there it will be a 10 minute walk to the site.

Registration for this event is REQUIRED.  Please register at https://megr.wufoo.com/forms/z11zky3b06qg85d/ .