Other Service Opportunities

Recurring Annual Service Opportunities

There are many one-time opportunities to give back to the community throughout the year, including the following events. See our calendar for upcoming dates and details.

  • On-campus Blood Drives through the New York Blood Center: 1-3 times a semester student volunteers can help by checking donors in, advertising, and actually donating blood!
  • Mission Month Day of Service where the entire college community is invited to participate in an off-campus service project in honor of Mission Month when Manhattan College honors our Lasallian heritage and mission. 

Summer Service & Social Justice Opportunities 

  • The Civic Education Project (CEP), a leadership and civic engagement program at Northwestern University, hires undergraduate staff for their Spring & Summer Service-Learning Programs in Chicago, IL; Berkeley, CA; Baltimore, MD; and WashingtonDC. Lead a group of 12-18 outstanding middle or high school students from around the country in service-learning experiences at community organizations to learn from local activists, leaders and change makers. Inspire students to develop their leadership capacity and role in making change through thoughtful reflection and dialogue about pressing social issues and promising solutions. Expand your knowledge and skills in service-learning facilitation and tap into a nationwide community of top tier practitioners and educators.
  • Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness.
  • Camp Reynal is a 6-day residential camp program provided by the National Kidney Foundation to provide a true summer camp experience for children with renal and urology disease.
  • Desales Service Works Summer Immersion is designed for students who want a professional intern experience while learning about issues of social justice in an American inner-city context. Interns live, eat, pray, and serve together at various sites throughout Camden. Each Intern is placed at a ministry that matches their gifts with a need in the community.
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship (4 week summer program) Participants explore the social and political roots of discrimination, and discuss potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues. HIA Fellows recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights in their own communities and around the world. Programs are held in Amsterdam, Sarajevo, Berlin, Copenhagen, Warsaw and Atlanta.
  • The Hope Reichbach Fund selects five college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in community leadership and activism, and matches them with paid summer internships in Brooklyn appropriate to their interests. Throughout their ten-week internships, participants are provided with programming and mentorship to keep them connected with a network of activists and leaders once their experience ends.
  • Partnership for After-school Education Summer Learning Initiative: Summer Teaching Fellows June 10 through mid-August 2019; 30 hours/week; Summer Stipend: $3000 
    • Join a select group of college students and work in New York City summer programs this summer. You will be placed as a trained educator in urban summer camps to provide academic and enrichment activities, curricula support, and small group tutoring to youth in kindergarten through eighth grade. 
For more information, email kathleen.voneuw@manhattan.edu.

Service & Social Action Calendar

See our calendar to view current weekly service opportunities through the L.O.Co. program, Service on Saturday opportunities, and upcoming L.O.V.E immersion experiences.


If you want peace, work for justice!

Pope Paul VI