Service To Others
"Adopt-a-Grandparent" at Mercy Center:
Students visit and provide a social gathering for residents at both of these locations. Some favorite activities include doing crafts and playing games!
"Adopt-A-Veteran" at the VA Medical Center:
Students volunteer providing social and recreational activities for veterans including BINGO and wheelchair basketball.
Blue Chip Farm a non-profit no-kill animal shelter in Dallas, PA:
Students will be engaged in helping with any physical tasks they may need such as: outdoor work, cleaning cages, walking, grooming, and feeding animals.
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm in Harvey's Lake: Students will work on the farm weeding, harvesting, spinning wool, making hats for homeless people and working in the gardens.
Habitat for Humanity of the Wyoming Valley:
This service project allows students the opportunity to help build homes for low income families with local Habitat chapters.
Students assist in the planning and coordination of hospitality events sponsored by Campus Ministry.
Kids on Campus/Women with Children Program:
Once a week students plan creative activities and games here on campus with the children from our Women with Children Program.
Serendipity Therapeutic Riding Program:
Is a therapeutic horseback riding and equine facilitated learning program designed to assist individuals with special needs find an increased independence through the help of our equine partners. Volunteers are trained under the PATH International Safety Guidelines and are used as side walkers for riders.
Food insecurity Outreach Programs
Students will serve, prep and share a meal at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, Keystone City Mission, Ruth's Place women's homeless shelter and Mother Theresa's Haven (men's homeless shelter).
Students tutor/mentor at an after-school program at Noxen Elementary.
Al Beech Food pantry:
Student volunteers will help at the Al Beech Food Pantry in Kingston Pa. once a week. They will sort, bag and give away food donations to the local community.
Other places we serve during the year: Hillside Farms, New Roots Recovery Clean- Up, Patriot's Cove and Fork Over Love.
To learn more about various service opportunities click here to visit the Office of Community Outreach.