Brookdale Cares Volunteer Service

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.

Check back soon for new Spring 2020 service projects!

Fall 2019 – Brookdale Cares Days of Service

Toiletry Drive – September – October – Join Student Life & Activities in donating new, unused toiletry items including but not limited to: toothpaste & toothbrushes, dental floss, shampoo & conditioner, body wash & soap, deodorant, and feminine hygiene products. Items collected will be donated to Helping Hands at Brookdale. 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!

Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – October 26th 9am-12:30pm – Join Student Life & Activities, along with Clean Ocean Action, in helping to protect and conserve our New Jersey beaches by participating in this semester’s Beach Sweep! Our Student Life & Activities location is the Asbury Park Convention Hall beach.

Annual Food Drive – November 1st – 20th – Join Student Life & Activities in donating non-perishable food items to benefit both Brookdale’s Helping Hands and Fulfill (formerly the Food bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties). Items being collected include unopened, unexpired, non-perishable food items (no glass containers please) such as: granola bars, protein bars, fruit/nut mix, fruit snacks, bottled water, juice boxes, pasta, canned vegetables, etc. Individually wrapped items will be donated to Helping Hands. All other items will go to Fulfill. Items collected will be donated on November 22nd.

Campus Cleanup – November 7th – Join Student Life & Activities in volunteering your college hour to help prepare and beautify the Lincroft campus for the annual Brookdale Fall Open House. Meeting point is the SLC patio outside of the cafeteria.

Cards for Hospitalized Kids – December 10th 11am-1:15pm – Join Student Life & Activities as we create and decorate greeting cards to send to children, of all ages, in hospitals around the United States. This event is a part of Anti-Stress Week in the SLC MLK Lounge.


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

The Women’s Soccer Team at the Fall 2019 Beach Sweep

The Architectural Society with Coastal Habitat for Humanity – May 3, 2019

Members of the Epicurean Club at the Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – April 13, 2019

Monmouth County Parks System – March 15, 2019

Members of Dreamers + at Holiday Express – December 7, 2018

Members of the Psychology & Human Services Club with the Shore Strikers – December 1, 2018

Fall 2018 Annual November Food Drive Donation – Fulfill

Lincroft Campus Cleanup – October 30, 2018

Members of the Epicurean Club and Dreamers + at the Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep – October 20, 2018

Members of the Student Life Board with the 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!

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