Various volunteer and service events are happening during the Spring semester. Students can look forward to a lot of great opportunities hosted by the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS).
Among other events, the blood drives are expected to produce big turnouts, as they did in the fall. Informational tabling events for the blood drives will be held on the following days:
- Monday, Jan. 27, 3:30 p.m. Hennings Hall
- Tuesday, Jan. 28, 3:30 p.m. Miron Student Center Atrium
- Wednesday, Jan. 29, 3:30 p.m. Miron Student Center Atrium
- Thursday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m. Miron Student Center Atrium
On Thursday, Jan. 30, a blood drive will take place in the Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 228, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students can earn up to 2 service hours for volunteering their time and contributing to the drive.
Donors should make sure they are ready to donate by eating well and staying hydrated.
Service Specialist Mackenzie Powell said, "We want to make sure everything is done safely and effectively."
While it is important that donors come prepared, refreshments at the event will also be served. "After everyone's donation, they will be walked over to the table where there are snacks and drinks," Powell said. "There are also people there making sure everyone is feeling good and healthy after donating."
Each semester, students line up in the halls waiting for the opportunity to donate. "We like to get as many participants as possible," said Powell. Kean University is one of the top donor schools in the U.S.
If interested in volunteering for the event, students are required to RSVP on CougarLink. Limited spots are available. Volunteer positions are needed as spotters, to help with registration and to create a positive atmosphere for those donating.
"As of right now, those are the only three [blood drives] scheduled, but we will probably have another one towards the end of the semester, " Powell said.
Currently there are Blood Drives scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 30, Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Thursday, March 5.
Aside from the blood drives, the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) has many other service and volunteer events lined up for the semester, like Habitat for Humanity, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, The Arc of Union County and more.
Community and Volunteer Services are available within the Center for Leadership and Service. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Center for Leadership and Service in the Miron Student Center, Room 219, or by phone at (908) 737-5170.