Each year, students and staff members participate in our Plunge service week, during which they spend Spring Break completing a week of service with people in need.
This year's Plunge Service Week will take place March 23-27, 2013 in the NYC areas hit by Hurricane Sandy. Plungers will work with various relief organizations including Habitat for Humanity of NYC. Based on the progression of rebuilding efforts and environmental issues, the exact details of service will be finalized in March. We ask participants to stay flexible with the locations and community service activities. However, volunteers should be prepared to get involved in various relief activities (painting, building, cleaning, removal of debris) and moderately strenuous physical labor.
This Plunge Service Week is unique because you can dedicate anywhere from 1 to 5 days of service. Participants will commute from home and resident students can commute from the New Rochelle campus. The student cost for this Plunge will be determined based on the needs of each applicant.
Download the application for more information, or contact Jennifer Crowhurst, Plunge Coordinator.
This five-day community service project is an outward sign of The College of New Rochelle's continuing commitment to its heritage and mission, "respond to the needs of society." The Service Plunge is available for interested students in all four schools.