Pioneer Service Ventures

Slide1Pioneer Service Ventures is an extended orientation program that provides new students the opportunity to contribute to organizations in our community that fight hunger, provide education to low-income families, care for the elderly, and clean the environment.  The day kicks off with Jeff Dess, guest speaker, who will set the tone for the day of service.  We then depart to the various locations and return to campus for reflection activities and additional campus opportunities in the afternoon and evening .

Pioneer Service Venture Site Descriptions

Saturday, September 9, 2017  
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Sustainability:

Branch Brook Park

http://www.essexcountyparks.org/parks/branch-brook-park                                                                                                          Known nationally as the first park open to the public in the United States, Essex County Branch Brook Park needs volunteers to help continue caring for this local treasure. Activities in the park will focus on restoration and maintenance projects.

Liberty State Park

http://www.libertystatepark.org/
Liberty State Park is an urban park located in Jersey City, NJ. It played a vital role in transporting new immigrants from Ellis Island to their new home, the United States.  Volunteers at this site will assist with various landscaping projects.

Hunger:

Stop Hunger Now

http://www.stophungernow.org/about/
Stop Hunger Now is a globally recognized organization whose vision is a “world without hunger”.  Students will learn about hunger and the importance of the service they are providing. Volunteers will be on campus to help package 10,000 meals.

Father English Bob and Carol Food Pantry-Catholic Charities

http://www.catholicharities.org/
The Father English Bob and Carol Food Pantry is a part of the Catholic Family and Community Services (CFCS) in Paterson.  The Food Pantry is one of the many ways the CFCS serves those in need in the community.  Volunteers at this site will be organizing and stocking the pantry shelves.

Healthcare/Wellness:

Complete Care at Passaic County 

http://alarishealth.com/about-us/
Complete Care at Passaic County in Paterson NJ provides short-term post hospitalization rehabilitation, long-term, and specialty care for a variety of patients.  Volunteers at this site will spend time with the residents and engage in recreational games.

East Orange Veterans Hospital

https://www.newjersey.va.gov/about/index.asp                                                                                                                        Servicing the needs of local veterans receiving services at East Orange Veterans Hospital.