There's lots for you to do!
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and beliefs that human history is shaped. Each time one stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
– Robert F. Kennedy
Prizing the values of justice, peace, and service...
(taken from the Iona College Mission Statement)
Community Service Projects
Tutor at-risk students in grades K-6 in small group settings.
Contact: Gabriella Colon
or Giselle Fonseca
Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle:
Participate in after school activities and programs with local elementary school students.
Contact: Elizabeth Tompkins
St. Bernard Project/Habitat for Humanity
Join us as we help disaster-impacted communities recover. We assist with home repair and clean-up.
Contact: Justin Pellegrino
Share food, clothing and conversation with the homeless of New York City. Runs leave from Montgomery House on Thursday or Friday at 8 p.m., once a month.
: Ceire Kealty
or Matthew Crowe
Spend some time playing, laughing and getting to know the incredible children of Blythedale Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center.
: Jillian Mitchell
Visit women at Bedford Correctional Facility through the Woman to Woman program. (This is a one-year commitment.)
: Gabriella Colon
or Giselle Fonseca
Project Family Soup Kitchen:
Serve meals to the hungry twice a month at a local soup kitchen.
: Colleen Duffy
ASSET After School Tutoring and Enrichment Center:
Spend an afternoon tutoring elementary school children on Iona's campus. We meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons (4 - 5:30 p.m.) in the basement of Amend Hall. Check out the ASSET Program page
for more information.
: Hannah McGowan
or Martin Verendia
Wartburg Senior Center:
While at the Wartburg Senior Center, volunteers will assist with activities that take place in the Recreation Department. While facilitating activities such as Bingo night, "Deal or No Deal," horse racing and Casino night, volunteers will have the opportunity to hear about the resident's lives while sharing stories about their own lives as well.
Contact: Sarah McIlwaine
Share your musical instrument talents with a child.
Contact: Abigail Rapillo
Befriend an intellectually disabled adult and start a friendship that can last a lifetime. One-year commitment requested or you can be an associate and attend events (such as movies, picnics, basketball games) with the Buddies.
Contact: James Shanley
Help us build a clean water tower in Sierra Leone, Africa by recycling bottles in the Wellspring Water bins in the Residence Halls or redeeming the bottles at local grocery stores during on-gong return projects.
Contact: Anna Kearney
Special Programs and Advocacy
Join us as we advocate for important issues such as human trafficking, pro-life and others.
Contact: Ceire Kealty