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Local Service

In the tradition of Jesuit Education’s goal of enabling students to learn and grow into becoming more deeply men and women for others Campus Ministry offers a variety of local service opportunities where students can  use their time, talents and personal gifts in service to people in need, including children, families, and homeless men and women.  These opportunities include bi-annual campus wide service days,  as well as opportunity to participate individually in  service or join student clubs and organizations in outreach on  a weekly and monthly basis.

Don't forget to be part of the Spring Semester Campus Wide Service Day.  Go to the bottom of this page for info!

For information about getting involved in volunteer service around Syracuse, contract Fr. Bill Dolan in campus ministry at x4112 or dolanws@lemoyne.edu .

Find out more about service at Le Moyne at: s3.amazonaws.com/lemoynecmm/convergence/IgnatianValues.html

Here is a menu of possibilities for local service during the school year:

Rescue Mission/Syracuse:  Feeding the Hungry or Homeless every Saturday
Volunteer to serve dinner at the Rescue Mission on one of the Saturdays of Spring Semester.
Leave campus at 3:00 pm, return to Campus 6:00 pm. 
(We are committed to serving dinner, 10 Saturdays of the Spring, 2015 Semester, at the Rescue Mission Dining Facility , Gifford St., Syracuse,  (through the line) working in kitchen  and serving the cafeteria style meal to poor and needy men, women, children who eat their regularly.)
Signup as a group or a club or an individual through Fr Bill Dolan SJ at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu

Helping the Homeless with To the Streets  with Emmaus Ministry
http://www.stjamessyr.org/image/Emmaus%20brochure.pdf

Teams of LeMoyne students collaborate with Emmaus Ministry, a community based group who do   "hands on " outreach to homeless people, helping to meet their basic needs.    Each month a Le Moyne team participates in To the Streets ventures which include preparing and serving hot meals to men at Catholic Charities Emergency Mens’ Shelter in Syracuse and accompanying Emmaus Ministry’s Hope Mobile Van  in reaching out to homeless people in places where they congregate, whether on street corners or under bridges,  offering  food,  warm clothing  personal care items  , a kind word, smile and  recognition of their own human dignity  as a child of God and brother or sister human being. 
Weekday and Weekend (Saturday afternoon) opportunities. 
Contact:Fr Bill Dolan SJ at Campus Ministry, 445-4112, dolanws@lemoyne.edu  .

Say Yes to Education/Syracuse - working with elementary or middle schoolers
http://sayyessyracuse.org/person/susan-dutch
Say Yes to Education/Syracuse is interested in having Le Moyne student volunteers come once a week, and companion students during recess, and snack time. 
Also there are opportunities for tutoring and  classroom assistance in elementary and middle public schools on weekdays in the mid-morning or afternoon. Our local site of preference opposite the Le Moyne Plaza is H.W. Smith Middle School, a public school which draws its students from a rich diversity of background. Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu 

People in Action
http://www.townofdewitt.com/PeopleInAction%28PIA%292.aspx

This organization has opportunities for developing big brother/big sister relationships with pre-school, elementary school and middle school children who
residents of Springfield Garden Apartments. It is located nearby in the Judge David  Klim Center within the Springfield Gardens Apartment Complex  -  2-3 minute walk from the rear entrance to the College.   The minimal need is for one hour, one afternoon per week.  More time is welcome and possible.  Activities include working with pre-school day care, tutoring, and after school recreational and cultural programs.  The need is on weekdays in the morning or afternoon. Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112, dolanws@lemoyne.edu

 Friendly Visitor: Nursing Home Bound Senior Citizens at Menorah Park
http://www.menorahpark.org/volunteer.html
Menorah Park, located on Genessee St., below Le Moyne College, across from St. Mary's Cemetery and near Holy Cross Church.  The Volunteer Services Program is interested in having Le Moyne students come, meet nursing home and assisted living elderly residents,  develop friendships through visits (1 on 1).   This would be similar to a "Foster Grandparent/Grandchild " opportunity.   Their specific request is to come on Saturday mornings,  "wheel" and accompany them to Jewish  Sabbath Services and visit with them afterward.   Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112, dolanws@lemoyne.edu

Rescue Mission
http://www.rmlifechanging.org/strengthening-communities/locations/syracuse/
In addition to the meal program listed above, other opportunities and needs at Rescue Mission include assiting at clothing distribution center at Gifford St. Campus and Thrifty Shopper Stores.  Contact Fr Dolan at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry at Campus Ministry, 445-4112,
dolanws@lemoyne.edu .

Below are some more opportunities with groups around campus:

2:20 Student Ministries - (Bible study club)
Club members are investigating working with the religious services program at Rescue Mission  assisting the chaplain and men in Bible study.   (2:20 Student Ministries  meets on Monday nights, from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm at Drescher Community Room in Panasci Family Chapel.) For information on 2:20 Bible Study Club and their service work, contact Devon Bartholomew at
barthodt@stu.lemoyne.edu 

 Don't forget to be part of the Spring Semester Campus Wide Service Day.

Saturday, April 18,  2015: Spring   Dolphins Dive-in to Serve Campus Wide Service Day
DIVE Into Service: A Morning Can Make a Difference

8:30 a.m.-Noon   Meet at the Madonna della Strada Chapel with departure by buses and vans following commissioning. Volunteers are needed  for the campus-wide service day, the theme of which is "A Morning Can Make a Difference." The day will begin with a commissioning of volunteers at Madonna della Strada Chapel, followed by departure by buses and vans to 15 +  sites in the Syracuse area.

Teams will return in time for lunch at the Dining Center. Le Moyne volunteers will go out to do "hands on " tasks to help meet the most pressing and immediate needs of community centers and organizations that meet the physical and spiritual needs of people in need of help, men, women, children, families, hungry people, people living with homelessness or disabilities. A large team of environmental engineers for a day is needed to do grounds work at two  city parks most in need of extra care to be determined by the Syracuse Parks Conservancy. There will also be a behind-the-scenes on campus child and family friendly team that will be making sandwiches and baking cookies for emergency shelters for men and women as well as putting together personal care bags for people served at local shelters.

More than 150 students, faculty, administrators, staff and family members, including children, participated in the Fall  2014 day.  For the first time Le Moyne alumni will be joining students and faculty for the DIVE in conjunction with the nationwide Jesuit schools alumni Day of Service.  Sign ups and more information are available at Campus Ministry and through coordinators Laura Davis, '16, davisla@stu.lemoyne.edu, and Bill Dolan, S.J., dolanws@lemoyne.edu  Click here for more info!