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Semester of Service

Semester of Service

ABOUT THE SEMESTER OF SERVICE PROGRAM

Semester of Service (SoS) provides opportunities for students to gain meaningful and consistent volunteer experience for the duration of a semester! Students are expected to commit to volunteering once a week at the same community partner site for 10 consecutive weeks.

EXPECTATIONS OF SEMESTER OF SERVICE VOLUNTEERS

Participation in the SoS program requires commitment from the volunteers who participate. Volunteers are expected to:

  • Exhibit a commitment to John Jay College, Semester of Service Program and their volunteer site
  • Attend Semester of Service Orientation
  • Log all volunteer hours
  • Complete a mid-semester and end of semester    evaluation form
  • Volunteer at the service site every week for the duration of the semester with an opportunity to     volunteer on a yearlong basis with the same community partner. Receive a certificate of completion

 

BENEFITS

  • Invitation to the Community Outreach Banquet
  • Gain meaningful work experience
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Network with community leaders

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Sites vary depending on the semester but some of our partners include:

  • Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen
  • NY Common Pantry
  • John Jay College Children’s Center
  • East Harlem Tutorial Program
  • Girls, Inc.
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • StreetSquash