One of the foundational purposes of Higher Education is to prepare students to civically participate in our society. Colleges across the country continue to develop new initiatives related to civic engagement.
We view community service opportunities as not only service but as an opportunity of experiential learning. A part of this experiential learning is to consistently provide students with volunteer opportunities that will further support and enhance their collegiate experience while at Baruch College.
Previous Community Service Projects have included:
- The Bowery Mission
- Habitat for Humanity
- Part of the Solution (P.O.T.S.)
- God’s Love We Deliver
- BedStuy Campaign Against Hunger
- Hell’s Kitchen Farm Project
Battle Of The Boroughs
The Battle of the Boroughs is a collaboration with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department.
The Office of Student Life is excited to present the Battle of the Boroughs Community Service Challenge, a friendly competition of students volunteering to make a difference in their borough.
Join us as we volunteer with the NYC Parks and Recreation Department to help keep the parks in your neighborhood safe, clean and accessible for all.
The borough with the most participants will be showcased on the Office of Student Life social media page.
If you are ready for the challenge, see below for our service dates:
Friday, October 4, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Brooklyn, N.Y.
Friday, March 13, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Forest Park | Queens, N.Y.
Friday, March 20, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Seton Falls Park | Bronx, N.Y.
Friday, April 3, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Ocean Breeze Trail | Staten Island, N.Y.
Friday, April 24, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Inwood Hill Park | Manhattan, N.Y.
If you are interested in being a student volunteer for one of the scheduled service dates, please check this page a month before for the application.
Please note that your application must be submitted at least two weeks before your selected volunteer date(s) to be considered.
Visit the NYC Parks and Recreation Department site to learn more about them.
The Bowery Mission
We are pleased to announce that the Office of Student Life at Baruch College has established a partnership with The Bowery Mission, a non-profit organization serving the hungry and homeless population of New York City for over a century.
Volunteer work with The Bowery Mission, includes but is not limited to:
- Preparing meals
- Serving meals
- Sorting food donations
- Sorting clothing donations
- Removing trash
- Organizing the pantry
- Cleaning storage and prep areas
- Toy drives
Toy Drive with The Bowery Mission 2019
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Toy Drive. We are sure that the children who receive your gifts will appreciate them.
Special Thanks to:
Juen Yang Goh
Office of Student Life
Starr Career Development Center
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
For additional questions or to learn more about additional civic engagement opportunities please contact, Dinetta Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org.