Service Guide

For the Fall 2021 semester, Honors College students will have a variety of options to choose from in order to complete their service requirements. Students are best informed by reviewing our Events Calendar for upcoming service opportunities, however, a brief synopsis is offered below: 

  1. Students can choose to sign up for service opportunities which the Honors College staff are directly involved with, such as Dinner Service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or Days for Girls
  2. Students can choose to provide service to a variety of local organizations in the city of Camden, such as :

Students who wish to volunteer at these organizations should inquire directly with the organization, and be sure to obtain photographic proof of their time at the service center so that they can properly submit their Fall 2021 Record of Engagement FormBelow is a link with instructions on how to submit your Engagement Form.

How to Submit your Honors College Record of Engagement Form

Additionally, Honors College students can consider the below options for social distancing concerns:

  1. Students can also suggest a service opportunity to an Honors College staff member. The staff will review the suggestion during a weekly staff meeting and then decide if the new opportunity can be approved. 
  2. Chancellor Tillis is working to expand experiential learning opportunities for all Rutgers-Camden students. Experiential learning includes internships, volunteer work, community-based research, research with professors, attending/presenting at academic conferences, working as a Teaching Assistant, or going on a study abroad trip.

    Please write a 500 word (or more) essay to Chancellor Tillis describing your own encounters with experiential learning at Rutgers-Camden and how they impacted you. If you have not had any opportunities for experiential learning, what do you anticipate gaining from them? Moreover, whether you have participated in experiential learning activities yet or not, please discuss your perspective of the value-added to a student’s educational and life experiences by engaging in these activities.

    This service activity may be counted as part of your Fall 2021 Engagement OR your Spring 2022 semester engagement, but it must be submitted by February 1 in either case.

    Email your essay to the Honors College at “Camden Honors College” <hcollege@camden.rutgers.edu> by February 1 and upload it when you submit your Honors College Record of Engagement Form. A friendly reminder that Fall 2021 forms are due by February 1, 2022. Here is a link from our website which explains Honors College engagement requirements and includes links to How-To videos for submitting your engagement form.