More Service Opportunities
Service through College Employment
Students with tight budgets and a passion for service have opportunities to serve the Riverdale and surrounding communities, and be paid through the College of Mount Saint Vincent's Work Study program. Students can work with the following organizations:
Methodist Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Work with geriatric nursing home patients through a variety of patient activity assignments and office support functions.
Riverdale Neighborhood House and Leake & Watts
Work with early childhood education students and young teens engaging them in athletic activities, arts and crafts, structured games, tutoring and homework help; Communications majors assist in promoting these organizations to the larger Riverdale and Yonkers communities.
Student-Athlete Service Projects
In keeping with the College’s mission of the development of the whole person, student-athletes are encouraged to pursue excellence in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in their communities. Student-athletes live and breathe the College's mission by engaging in service projects, both on and off campus. Examples of activities are listed below:
- Cleaning up a Yonkers park
- Assisting with new student move in
- Assisting with the Yonkers Marathon
- Hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness Game; raising money for the cure
- Hosting an Alumni game; raising money for Intracranial Hypertension Research
- Raising money for the Toys For Children’s campaign
- Hosting “Take A Kid To A Game Day”
The College of Mount Saint Vincent's Student Government works with Concern Worldwide U.S., Inc., the College’s charity. Concern Worldwide works in the 28 poorest countries in the world and it is one of the few NGO’s not expelled from Darfur.
Student Government collaborates with Concern Worldwide to support the needs of these countries by raising awareness through distributing literature on campus, participating in Concern’s Fun Run in Central Park and other initiatives to raise money for Concern’s efforts. In response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Student Government and the Mount’s clubs and organizations raised over $5,500 for Haitian relief.