If you are interested in any of the following opportunities, please stop by the Center for Career and Civic Engagement in the Haupert Union Building (HUB) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a look at our map of volunteer sites.
Gamma Sigma Sigma
Moravian College’s premier chapter of the National Service Sorority exemplifies the notion of “service, friendship, and equality”. Under the advisement of the Director of Civic Engagement, Gamma Sigma Sigma’s purpose is to assemble students in the spirit of service to humanity and to develop friendship among students of all races and creeds.
Gamma Sigma Sigma promotes a lifelong commitment to service and diversity, in an environment of unity and equality, while creating opportunities for growth. Consider joining Gamma Sigma Sigma and make lifelong friendships while engaging in community service!
Habitat for Humanity College Chapter
Are you interested in sustainable and affordable housing? Would you like to be involved in an active student group who helps provide safe, healthy, and affordable homes for local families? Consider joining Habitat for Humanity! This student-led group serves the local Lehigh Valley affiliate every month. Participating in home builds at a construction site, volunteering at the local ReStore, and hosting our annual Homecoming Build, our group actively supports families in our community and beyond. Additionally, students are encouraged to apply for a spot on a Habitat spring break trip! Students travel to a Habitat build site in the United States to contribute to a home for a deserving family. Schedule an appointment with the office for more information and to pick up an application. Spots are limited and go fast!
The Center partners with William Penn Elementary School to form a school-based mentoring program. College mentors will meet with their mentees weekly for 30-60 minutes throughout the academic year.
New Bethany Ministries
The goal of this program is to reach out to New Bethany Ministries, a local food bank, soup kitchen and homeless shelter on the South Side of Bethlehem. Volunteers assist in various functions at the food bank every week.
This event is supported through the Center for Career and Civic Engagement. As an honored tradition every year, Moravian College and the Cathedral Church of the Nativity come together to provide a hot holiday meal, crafts, and gifts for underprivileged families in the Bethlehem area.
Organized with a student coordinator, this event enables the Moravian College community to be in direct contact and work along with local Bethlehem social service agencies. Tickets to the holiday luncheon are distributed to needy families in the community by New Bethany Ministries, Victory House, Trinity Episcopal Church, Fountain Hill Elementary School Family Center, Fowler Family Center, Turning Point, and Clearview Elementary School Family Center.
Moravian College continues its partnership with social services agencies to provide outreach to residents of Bethlehem that would benefit from some holiday spirit and a nutritious hot meal. Cathedral Church provides the site and Moravian College provides the food and volunteers for the lunch. Moravian College volunteers set up, serve food, greet guests, entertain, and interact with guests and their children.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Held every year during the week before Thanksgiving, students participate in a week-long social movement to discuss, reflect and engage in the powerful root causes of hunger and homelessness in America. Our aim is to engage students in activities that allow them to become change agents in our community. Activities include but are not limited to, documentary viewings and discussions, participation in an Oxfam Hunger Banquet, engaging in various service activities in local food pantries and shelters, and participating in a Sleep-Out on Moravian College’s grounds.
Operation Holiday Toy Drive
Working in collaboration with Lehigh County Child and Youth Services, The Center for Career and Civic Engagement provides holiday joy for our county’s most neediest children and families. In 2016, our students helped sort, organize, and wrap thousands of presents for over 470 children and families in Lehigh County. Operation Holiday Joy runs from October through Christmas Eve.