Pioneer Service Ventures

Pioneer Service Ventures: WP National Day of Service

Pioneer 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 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 8, 2018  
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Sustainability: 

The Historic Paterson Great Falls  https://www.nps.gov/pagr/index.htm
The Great Falls of the Passaic River is a prominent waterfall, 77 feet high, on the Passaic River in the city of Paterson in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States as the first park open to the public in the United States, The Paterson Great Falls needs volunteers to help continue caring for this local treasure. Activities in the park will focus on restoration and maintenance projects.                 


Hunger:

Rise Against Hunger  https://www.riseagainsthunger.org/
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://ccpassaiccounty.com/
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.