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 2018 Brookdale Cares Days of Service


February 24, 2018 – Shore Strikers League at Shore Lanes 10am-11:30am (approximately) – Spend your morning volunteering and bowling with the Shore Strikers League and Student Life & Activities. This is a league of developmentally delayed individuals varying in age and disability. Your volunteer role can range from welcoming participants, providing support and encouragement to bowlers (sometimes physical assistance is needed such as helping a bowler keep their balance), to playing a round or two with the team members.

March 30, 2018 – Coastal Habitat for Humanity 10am-1pmPlease note, at this time we have reached capacity for registrants. Interested individuals are welcome to complete the registration form for this date to be added to the wait-list. If any spots become available, you will be notified. Specific details about this event will become available from Coastal Habitat as the date draws nearer. Projects can range from helping to build or complete a new home to assisting existing homeowners with crucial home repairs and renovations.

April 21, 2018 – Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep @ Asbury Park Convention Hall 9am-12:30pm (approximately) – Help keep our beaches beautiful! Spend the morning volunteering with Student Life & Activities and Clean Ocean Action.

To register for any of the above upcoming Brookdale Cares Days of Service, click here!


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

Representatives from Student Life & Activities at Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) with the nearly 1000 lbs of food collected from the Brookdale community during the Fall 2017 Food Drive

Campus Cleanup – November 2, 2017

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

Volunteers making repairs to and painting the fence at Longstreet Farm – Holmdel Park – September 29, 2017

Volunteers celebrating Earth Day at the Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – Asbury Park – April 22, 2017

Volunteers framing a home with Coastal Habitat for Humanity – Asbury Park – March 24, 2017

Volunteers bowling with the Shore Strikers League – Shore Lanes – February 25, 2017

Volunteers assisting and bowling with the Shore Strikers League – Shore Lanes – December 3, 2016

Volunteers prepping Brookdale for the Fall Open House during the Campus Cleanup – Lincroft Campus – November 3, 2016

Volunteers spending their morning at the annual Clean Ocean Action Fall Beach Sweep – Asbury Park – October 22, 2016

Volunteers building a new hiking trail at the first Brookdale Cares Day of Service – 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