The Emmaus Project is a weekly service program that provides bagged lunches and toiletries to the homeless and those most in need. The project takes place every Thursday from 2:45 – 6:00 p.m., making stops at Journal Square and Saint Lucy’s Shelter.
The Junkyard Dogs is a service program that seeks to foster pride and care in Jersey City by physically cleaning up its streets and spreading awareness of the need to maintain and respect it. Clean-ups take place on weekends from noon – 2:00 p.m. or weekdays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Food and Clothes Pantry
On the first and third Saturday of every month, volunteers distribute food, clothes and toiletries to those in need, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the pantry/clothes closet out of Stewardship Hall, St. Aedan's: The Saint Peter's University Church, in the parking lot of 41 Tuers Avenue. All donations are collected year-round.
This program takes unused food and repackages it into healthy meals to be delivered to people who are hungry. Shifts occur in the afternoon on Tuesdays and Fridays. Volunteers are needed to repackage food, deliver the meals and pick up donations.
Other Volunteer Opportunities Off Campus
Ignatian Volunteer Corps is an organization committed to offering community service to those in need, normally for a few hours per week on an on-going basis. Meetings are held monthly in Morristown, NJ.
To sign up for any the scheduled community service events or for more information on the Saint Peter’s University Alumni in Service, please contact Karen Hackett, alumni engagement officer, at (201) 761-6113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check back throughout the year for updated volunteer opportunities.