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.

Fall 2017 Brookdale Cares Days of Service

Thank you to all of our volunteers who participated in the Fall 2017 days of service!

Be sure to check back soon for Spring 2018 volunteer dates!

Friday, September 29th – 10am-1pm – Longstreet Farm at Holmdel Park: Join Student Life & Activities in assisting Holmdel Park staff with light repairs to and painting of the fence at Longstreet Farm.

Saturday, October 21st – 9am-12:30pm – Beach Sweeps at Asbury Park Convention Hall: Volunteer with Student Life & Activities and Clean Ocean Action for the annual Fall Beach Sweep.

November 1st-16th – Annual Food Drive: Throughout the month of November, Student Life & Activities will have food donation bins located across campus. All non-perishable, non-expired items will be donated to Fulfill (formerly the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties) on Friday, November 17th. Please note, registration is not required to donate to the Food Drive.

Thursday, November 2nd – 11:45am-1:15pm – Brookdale Campus Cleanup: Spend your College Hour helping to remove debris and make Brookdale’s Lincroft campus shine before the Fall 2017 Open House.

Update: Postponed until Spring 2018 – Shore Strikers League at Shore Lanes: Spend a fun and enriching morning with Student Life & Activities and the Shore Strikers League. The Shore Strikers League is a bowling team of developmentally delayed individuals (various ages). Volunteer roles can range from collecting the bowling fee, assisting League members one-on-one, to simply encouraging and showing team support.


Check out the 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!

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