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Service is important at St. Francis College and our mission is to help all SFC students become Servant Leaders. The Office of Mission, Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue works to develop service opportunities for the Terriers Community.

St. Francis College Mission Statement

St. Francis College is an inclusive and diverse institution of higher education rooted in a commitment to academic excellence, compassionate hospitality and ethical leadership. Inspired by St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi, and founded by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, the college prepares students to serve and thrive in a global community and help shape a just society.

Franciscan Service Program Mission Statement

SFC's Franciscan Service Program is committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside of the classroom, inspiring them in a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship.

The Program builds upon the Franciscan value of serving others by providing opportunities for students to put their knowledge into action - from classroom to community. Our students gain skills and exposure to help explore possible career choices while being good neighbors serving in the community.

Terriers in Action

Upcoming Volunteer Events

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

NYC events are occurring on Saturdays, March 23 and May 18. Volunteers are welcome to contact Judy Deane directly at [email protected] or 413-505-5061.

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SFC Community Partners

Listed below are Community Partners where students can volunteer more than just once or twice. These are volunteer opportunities one could volunteer once a week for a semester, etc.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.

The organization will contact volunteers as needed for various events.

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Brooklyn Community Pride Center

Brooklyn Community Pride Center advances lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer liberation by celebrating, commemorating, and convening LGBTQ+ Brooklyn through socially conscious and culturally responsive programs, partnerships, and advocacy.

Whether you can commit to an ongoing role, or just want to lend a hand at special events, get started by filling out this form.

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Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens

A few hours of your time means a lifetime for another. Share your time and talent with your neighbors in need. Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens offers many ways for you to get involved at locations across the Diocese. Volunteer today!

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Founded in 1971, CHiPS is now a full-service soup kitchen and food pantry open six days a week, as well as a home for expectant single mothers. For over fifty years, CHiPS has served as a beacon of hope to thousands of friends and neighbors in need—and has been able to succeed thanks to people like you. Our friends, supporters and volunteers help ensure CHiPS keep the doors open, the meals hot, and the support ready for years to come.

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Fort Greene Park Conservancy

Caring for public spaces is an all-hands activity. From spring through fall, we offer several opportunities for you to get involved, whether that’s hands-on work in the park, or helping Fort Greene Park Conservancy run our many public programs. From individuals to corporate groups, there’s an opportunity for everyone.

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Gallop NYC

Gallop NYC offers a variety of programs to suit the needs of a variety of New Yorkers. Learn more about our therapeutic horseback riding center!

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Migrant Center

The Migrant Center of The Church of St. Francis of Assisi is Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of ministering to people who are alienated, displaced, or persecuted. The Migrant Center assists immigrants/migrants with their legal needs:

  • Volunteer every week as an intake coordinator.
  • Be a translator from your native tongue to English, during intakes or translating documents.
  • Due to the learning curve for volunteers, the minimum commitment is 32 hours.

To volunteer, email Bob Justich at [email protected].

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New York Cares

We provide year-round volunteer opportunities for New Yorkers like you. Projects take place across the city Explore 1,000+ volunteer opportunities. Become a team leader to build your skills and credentials.

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Sant'Egidio is a Christian community born in 1968 in Rome and now spread in 70 countries. It's rooted in prayer, service to the poor and work for peace.

  • Interested volunteers to befriend an elderly person at Hopkins Rehabilitation Center (155 Dean Street, Brooklyn)
  • Opportunities are on Wednesdays (3-7 p.m.) and Sundays (10:30 a.m.-1:30 pm).

Email Susan Cangiano at [email protected] or dial 917-817-3919.

250-Plus Students Are Currently Providing Community Service

The program is expanding to 500 students per year.

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