Brookdale Cares

Student Life & Activities supports volunteer service in our efforts to build community throughout Monmouth County and beyond.  Through our partnerships with other Brookdale departments and community organizations we help to plan events such as the ones listed below.  In addition, all recognized clubs and organizations are required to complete one service project to remain in good standing.

Spring 2019 Brookdale Cares Days of Service

*registration is required unless otherwise noted*


January – February: On-Campus Toiletry Drive to Benefit Lunch Break (Red Bank, NJ) – Student Life & Activities will be collecting new, unused toiletry items to be donated to Lunch Break including but not limited to: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, etc.
If you wish to contribute, donated items can be brought to the Student Life office (SLC 101) or email to schedule an on-campus pickup! *Registration for this service event is not required.

Friday, March 15 – 9am-12pm: Monmouth County Parks System – Our morning spent with the Park System will likely involve preparing gardens, doing clean-up, removing invasive vines, weeds, mulching, etc. Student Life will be providing transportation from Brookdale (Lincroft) to the selected park site and back.

Saturday, April 13 – 9am-12:30pm: Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – Join Student Life & Clean Ocean Action in keeping our NJ beaches clean! The Student Life beach site is Asbury Park Convention Hall.

Friday, May 3 – 10am-1pm: Coastal Habitat for Humanity – Join Student Life & Coastal Habitat for Humanity in working on one of their many properties. Specific project details will become available as the date draws nearer. Student Life will be providing transportation from Brookdale (Lincroft) to the selected Habitat for Humanity site and back.

Saturday, May 25 – 9am-12pm: Memorial Day Flag Planting to Remember Fallen Veterans – Join us in remembering the service of our fallen Veterans for Memorial Day. Along with Neptune American Legion Post 266, Neptune Boy/Cub Scouts, Neptune VFW Post 2639 and Asbury Park VFW Post 1333 we will be placing American Flags, donated by Monmouth County, on the graves of our fallen Veterans. The site is Monmouth Memorial Park in Tinton Falls.


To register for upcoming volunteer opportunities, click here!


Check out photos (below) of past Brookdale Cares Days of Service:

Monmouth County Parks System – March 15, 2019

Holiday Express – December 7, 2018

Shore Strikers League with the Psych & Human Services Club – December 1, 2018

Fall 2018 Annual November Food Drive Donation – Fulfill

Lincroft Campus Cleanup – October 30, 2018

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – October 20, 2018

Shore Strikers League – October 6, 2018

Henry Hudson Trail – Monmouth County Park System – September 26, 2018

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – Asbury Park – April 21, 2018



Coastal Habitat for Humanity – March 30, 2018

Shore Strikers League – February 24, 2018

Fall 2017 Annual November Food Drive Donation – Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties)

Campus Cleanup – November 2, 2017

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – Asbury Park – October 21, 2017

 Longstreet Farm – Holmdel Park – September 29, 2017

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – Asbury Park – April 22, 2017

Coastal Habitat for Humanity – Asbury Park – March 24, 2017

Shore Strikers League – February 25, 2017

Shore Strikers League – December 3, 2016

Campus Cleanup – November 3, 2016

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – Asbury Park – October 22, 2016

Cheesequake State Park – September 23, 2016

Alternative Spring Break with Habitat for Humanity

Greenbrier County, West Virginia – Spring 2015

York, Pennsylvania – Spring 2014

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania – Spring 2013

Anniston, Alabama – Spring 2012

From 2012-2015, Student Life & Activities partnered with Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge program to bring students on a week long service project.  Habitat provided housing, supervision and materials through their local affiliates, and students got to learn invaluable skills in construction and team-building while helping ensure that every family has a safe, affordable place to live

 Looking for long-term service opportunities?  Check out Career and Leadership Development for Internships, Service Learning and more!

Do you have an event that you want Student Life & Activities to know about?  E-mail the details to