Kean University is an ever-growing contributor to the local communities. Through many different organizations and student groups including Cougar Volunteers, Kean students have built a strong reputation on reliability and volunteerism throughout northern and central New Jersey.
Cougar Volunteers is out from under the Center for Leadership and Service (CLS) umbrella that helps students to engage in their local community as well as on campus at Kean University. Throughout the semester, CLS and Cougar Volunteers host a variety of different kinds of service events to both diversify the volunteer experience as well as interact and improve different communities.
Students can learn about all of the different past and upcoming service events by attending one of CLS's Guide to Community Service sessions. These sessions are intended to educate students on service here at Kean University both in-person and online. This is a great opportunity specifically for underclassmen who are taking the Transition to Kean (T2K) which requires service hours as a grade for the course. At these sessions representatives of Cougar Volunteers will clarify what service events satisfy those required hours from T2K.
Students who are going to also participate in a remote community service project will gain additional service hour time by attending the meetup. The meetup alone does not count as a GE-approved community service event. Only when the meetup is combined with a remote or in-person service event can hours be gained for participation in both things: Meet Up and Remote/In-Person Service Event. Those who attend this information session in addition to completing a service event will receive an additional hour of community service for their time.
Students should look out for all of the exciting service events coming from the Center for Leadership and Service:
- ReCycle, ReInvent, ReUse Recyclable Art Creation: Wednesday, April 21,
- Coloring for a Cause: Friday, April 16, Wednesday, April 21, Friday, April 23, Wednesday, April 28, Friday, April 30, Wednesday, May 5
- Saying Hello to Autism: Tuesday, April 20
- Vote Forward Letter Writing: Tuesday, April 20
- Community Food Bank: Thursday, April 22
- Adopt A Park: Sunday, April 25
To find service projects on Cougar Link, students can go to the Cougar Link Events tab and under Categories select Community Service Project or Volunteer Program and/or Cougar Climb: Civic Engagement.
Happy volunteering Cougars!