Through exploration of civic needs and compassionate response, our students are exposed to real world conditions.
Our goal is to transform students into community leaders, dedicated to social action.
There are community service initiatives planned throughout the year which are open to students, faculty, administrators, and staff. The projects we choose are based on the interests of our community, and there is always room for ideas!
If you do not find what you are looking for, connect with us so we can connect you with a fitting opportunity.
Melissa Leigh Grau: Melissa.Grau@dc.edu | 845-848-4122
Kathryn Strobel: Kathryn.Strobel@dc.edu | 845-848-4046
Below are some service opportunities available this semester.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Leigh Grau. The sign-up form is below the service descriptions.
Please see local MLK Day of Service Opportunities below. Please note, you MUST first register through Volunteer New York!
At Dominican College, we are committed to caring for our community. Meals on Wheels delivers more than just food to our local senior neighbors. Our delivery volunteers help this population to live healthier, more nourished lives in the comfort of their own homes.
The Dominican College van departs from the Granito Loop promptly at 11 a.m.
Jawonio is an organization dedicated to advancing the independence, well-being, and equality of people with disabilities and special needs.
DC student volunteers help adults in this vibrant community reach their personal potential and increase their independence by engaging in fun and creative ways, such as board games, karaoke, and craft projects.
The Dominican College van departs from the Granito Loop promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a Relay for Life Awareness Ribbon Painting activity! Paint a clay version of the symbolic cancer ribbon with the color and design of your choice. Ribbons can be made in memory of someone, they can be a gift for a current patient, survivor, or caretaker, or this can be a creative activity for you!
We’re partnering with Glaze, who will provide the clay ribbons and all supplies. After painting, Glaze will dry your ribbon in their specialized dryer. Your finished ribbon can be picked up on Thursday, April 4th in the Student Engagement Lounge of Casey Hall from 9am – 4pm, or on Friday night, April 5th, at the Relay for Life event in Hennessy!
The required donation is $10 per clay ribbon, which is payable via DC 1 or cash. All proceeds go to our Relay for Life program, which helps the American Cancer Society save lives and support cancer patients.
Please complete the form below if you’re interested in participating! Contact Kathryn.Strobel@dc.edu with any questions.
For over 12 years, groups of Dominican College students have chosen to substitute the traditional Spring Break experience with the opportunity to participate in a Disaster Relief Experience or an Urban Poverty Experience. (Please note, types of experiences change from year to year.) Our students forgo relaxing for their spring break, and opt to travel with a group of like-minded students to build with Habitat for Humanity and participate in living simply, disconnecting from technology, and implementing self-reflection.
Disaster Relief Experience– This group will travel to a location that has experienced major destruction as the result of a natural disaster. The work will be primarily rebuilding with families that have lost their homes and material possessions. This group will concentrate on the devastation caused by a natural disaster.
Urban Poverty Experience– This group will travel to a location that is economically disadvantaged. The work will be construction and restoration with families that cannot afford standard housing. This group will concentrate on the impact of poverty on a community over time.
ASB groups travel by air or by car with College administrators/faculty/staff. The cost for the flying trip is $350. The cost for the driving trip is $200. This cost can be offset by fundraising. The student participant contribution is due at the end of the fall semester. This contribution goes towards the cost of travel, food, and the individual fee for Habitat for Humanity, and the additional cost is offset by the College.
Applications are accepted for the waiting list at this time.
The Charger Leadership Institute is designed to help emerging leaders learn important lessons in effective leadership. The course is designed for any student with little or no previous formal leadership training who is striving to improve their leadership skills for future leadership positions on and off campus. The program takes place over a period of six sessions.
The program session take place on Friday afternoons from 2 – 4 p.m. Applicants should make arrangements in advance to be available for all of the scheduled meetings. Successful completion of the Charger Leadership Institute is determined by satisfactory attendance, progress, and active participation.
The 2018-19 CLI Program is currently underway. Applications for 2019-2020 will be available fall 2019 semester.
Session 1: Friday, October 26, 2018
Session 2: Friday, November 9, 2018
Session 3: Friday, November 30, 2018
Session 4: Friday, January 25, 2019
Session 5: Friday, February 8, 2019
Session 6: Friday, February 22, 2019
*Potential snow day makeup Session: Friday, March 1, 2019