As a liberal arts university, JCU's community service mission is:
How can I get involved?
There are a many ways to get involved with community service during your time at JCU and it's never too late to make volunteering a part of your JCU experience. Stop by the Student Services office and meet with our friendly and informed staff. We can assist you in navigating the variety of opportunities available. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find the volunteer activity that fits you best.
What are the benefits of participating in community service?
By volunteering with the different community service organizations that JCU is involved with, you will:
- better integrate yourself within your community in Rome;
- have opportunity to build your international resume;
- meet friends outside of JCU;
- receive an official certificate of participation from JCU.
How long is the commitment?
The time commitment depends on the individual's availability. In order to receive an official letter of participation from JCU, you must:
- Volunteer a minimum of 5 times with one or more of the organizations that JCU is affiliated with
- Attend one Community Service Fair
- Attend one community service lecture
What organizations is JCU currently involved with?
JCU is currently involved with the following organizations:
STAND: Volunteer by helping to distribute clothing, blankets, food and other necessities to refugees living in Rome with STAND, a student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network.
Comunità di Sant Egidio: Volunteer your time at a soup kitchen. This is an Italian based NGO that is dedicated to helping the poor of Italy, locally here in Rome, and elsewhere in Africa where the Comunità supports shelters, schools and orphanages.
JCU Outreach Program: Sign up to go to a local High School in Rome. Learn about Italy's Culture through Italian high school students and teach them about your own culture through the JCU Outreach Program.
Casa delle Donne: A shelter, located just around the corner from JCU, for women who have been victims of violence. Volunteer your time by teaching English to woman.
Istituto Leonarda Vaccari: Volunteer your time by helping with the physically and mentally disabled, both children and adults.
Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary: a large, non-profit cat shelter set in the famous ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina, right in the center of Rome, Italy.
If you are looking for other volunteer opportunities, we can help you find a service organization on or off campus to join or help you plan a service event.
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