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Eagles For Others

From the moment they step onto campus, Eagles are passionate about coming together in service to celebrate being “men and women for others.”

Throughout April and May, BC alumni worldwide will unite to perform service projects in their communities. These service opportunities, both big and small, are a chance to reconnect with fellow classmates, make new friends, and share in the Jesuit ideals that are central to Boston College’s mission. The projects culminate at the Heights with a meal-packing event during Reunion Weekend.

If you don’t live near one of the chapters listed or are interested in starting your own service project, please email chapters@bc.edu.

Locate Your Project

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Chapter Name: Atlanta Chapter

Project: Volunteer at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location: 680 West Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, Ga.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: ​The Atlanta Chapter volunteers will be partnering with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School to help move furniture and organize donations. All help is appreciated. Additional event details will be made available on Facebook.


Chapter Name: Boston Chapter

Project 1: Cooking dinner at the Yawkey Family Inn at Boston Children's Hospital

Date: Wednesday, April 20

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 241 Kent Street, Brookline, Mass.

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: Come cook dinner for patients and their families at the Yawkey Family Inn. The house offers accommodations for the families of patients being treated at Boston Children's Hospital. Volunteers will plan a menu, bring the ingredients, and prepare dinner at the house. A maximum of six volunteers may participate.

For more information, please visit: yawkeyfamilyinn.org. Please contact chapters@bc.edu with questions.


Chapter Name: Boston Chapter

Project 2: Cooking dinner at the Yawkey Family Inn at Boston Children's Hospital

Date: Wednesday, May 11

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 241 Kent Street, Brookline, Mass.

RSVP:​ REGISTRATION IS FULL.

Other info: Come cook dinner for patients and their families at the Yawkey Family Inn. The house offers accommodations for the families of patients being treated at Boston Children's Hospital. Volunteers will plan a menu, bring the ingredients, and prepare dinner at the house. A maximum of six volunteers may participate.

For more information, please visit: yawkeyfamilyinn.org. Please contact chapters@bc.edu with questions.


Chapter Name: Boston Chapter

Project 3: Cooking dinner at the Yawkey Family Inn at Boston Children's Hospital

Date: Wednesday, May 25

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: 241 Kent Street, Brookline, Mass.

RSVP:​ REGISTRATION IS FULL.

Other info: Come cook dinner for patients and their families at the Yawkey Family Inn. The house offers accommodations for the families of patients being treated at Boston Children's Hospital. Volunteers will plan a menu, bring the ingredients, and prepare dinner at the house. A maximum of six volunteers may participate.

For more information, please visit: yawkeyfamilyinn.org. Please contact chapters@bc.edu with questions.


Chapter Name: Boston Chapter

Project 3: Beautification of MATCH Next Charter School

Date: Saturday, May 21

Time: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Location: MATCH Next Charter School, 215 Forest Hills Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: Volunteers will assist with various projects at MATCH Next Charter School. MATCH Next uses a blended learning model for fifth- and sixth-grade students. In order to help the students, projects will include, and are not limited to, cataloging technology equipment and creating a community garden. Please wear comfortable clothing as projects will take place rain or shine. A maximum of 30 volunteers may participate. There is ample parking available at the school.


Chapter Name: South Carolina Chapter

Project: Our Lady of Mercy's Neighborhood House Soup Kitchen

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location:77-79 America Street, Charleston, SC 29403

RSVP: Send email to Quinn Burke '99 at williamqburke@gmail.com

Other info: ​Volunteers will meet at Neighborhood House at 12:30 p.m. and then head to Marion Square to distribute bins to farmers to load their unsold fruit and vegetables. Volunteers will then bring these bins back to Neighborhood House, where they will be sorted and stocked.


Chapter Name: Triangle Chapter

Project: Book Drive for Book Harvest

Date: April 9–23

Time: N/A

Location: N/A

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: Book Harvest website: http://bookharvestnc.org


Chapter Name: Chicago Chapter

Project: Jesuit House Cleanup

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: ​2:00–5:00 p.m.

Location: Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School, 5088 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Ill.

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: Volunteers will help clean the school’s Jesuit House. Please wear clothes that can get a little bit dirty. A maximum of 30 volunteers may participate.


Chapter Name: Chicago Chapter—Northern Suburbs

Project: Clearing Invasive Plants

Date: Saturday, April 23​

Time: ​9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Location: Ryerson Woods, 21850 North Riverwoods Road, Deerfield, Ill.

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: Please meet in the Welcome Center parking lot. BC folks need to wear old clothes, shoes they do not mind getting dirty, and work gloves. We will be pulling garlic mustard, a non-native invasive plant.


Chapter Name: Detroit Chapter

Project: Water distribution to the Flint, Michigan, community through the Red Cross

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: Salem Lutheran Church, 2610 Martin Luther King Avenue, Flint, Mich.

RSVP: PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: Volunteers, please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Please leave all valuables at home, as there is no place to store them while volunteering. Do NOT drink tap water while in the area of operations. A maximum of seven volunteers may participate in the project.


Chapter Name: Jersey Shore Chapter

Project: Lunch Break Soup Kitchen

Date: ​Saturday, April 2

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard Red Bank, NJ

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: We'll prepare and serve lunch for those in the community who need it most. If you aren't able to stay and cook, we welcome you to drop off food at Lunch Break soup kitchen. Come at 8:30 a.m. for the group photo and bring any nonperishable items for donation. Questions: contact Henry Lubas '81 at hlubas@aol.com or 732­-904­-0821.


Chapter Name: Kansas City Chapter

Project: 2016 Kansas City March for Babies

Date: ​Sunday, May 1

Time: 8:00 a.m.–noon

Location: 1400 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo.

RSVP:​ Register.

Other info: Join fellow alumni at the March for Babies in Kansas City. It promises to be a fun day out with Eagles who share a passion for improving the health of babies. For more information please visit: http://www.marchofdimes.org/kansas/events/10280_3137333130.html


Chapter Name:​ Los Angeles Chapter

Project: ​Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Date: ​Saturday, April 23

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Location: 1734 E. 41st Street, Los Angeles, Calif.

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: Currently, 1 in 6 people in Los Angeles experience hunger. Spend the morning with other Eagles helping the LA Regional Food Bank sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items from local food drives before they are distributed to those in need. Volunteers must be 14 years of age. Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are required.


Project: Community Giving Tree

Date: Saturday, June 25

Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon

Location: 2 Debush Avenue, Middleton Industrial Complex, Unit 2B, Middleton, Mass.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: Volunteers will accept, sort, and package donations of baby equipment, clothes, and toys for distribution to children in need. Questions regarding this project? Contact Missie Bankes '87 at Bankes@comcast.net

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Chapter Name: Milwaukee Chapter

Project: The Hunger Task Force

Date: Saturday, May 21

Time: ​1:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: The Hunger Task Force, 300 East College Avenue, Milwaukee, Wis.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: The Milwaukee Chapter will build and fill boxes of basic needs food for low-income senior citizens. This event requires volunteers to be on their feet for the entire three-hour activity and to be able to lift 20 pounds. Closed-toe, sturdy shoes must be worn—no sandals—and clothes that can get dirty. Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older. An adult chaperone must accompany anyone 12-15 years of age. Chaperones must also fill out a volunteer application. A maximum of 25 volunteers may participate.


Chapter Name: Minnesota Chapter

Project: The Basilica of Saint Mary

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: ​9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Street, Minneapolis, Minn.

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: There is enough work for everyone at this service project. We will clean the garden as well as provide other needs for this amazing church.


Chapter Name: Southwest Florida Chapter

Project: St. Matthew's House

Date: Saturday, April 16

Time: ​9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Location:

RSVP: Please click here to register as a construction volunteer and join the group Boston College Alumni Club, Palm Beach County. If you are a "returning volunteer", please click here to reset your password, update your profile and join the group Boston College Alumni Club PBC.

After registering through the Habitat for Humanity site, please email Janet Cornella '70, P'01, to RSVP at janetcornella1@gmail.com. You can also contact Janet with any questions.

RSVP: Please click here to register as a construction volunteer and join the group Boston College Alumni Club, Palm Beach County. If you are a "returning volunteer", please click here to reset your password, update your profile and join the group Boston College Alumni Club PBC.

After registering through the Habitat for Humanity site, please email Janet Cornella '70, P'01, to RSVP at janetcornella1@gmail.com. You can also contact Janet with any questions.

Other info: BC volunteers will spend the morning together serving the needs of St. Matthew’s House through working at their Thrift Shop. Volunteers will sort and price clothes while getting to know other Eagles in the area.


Chapter Name: Nashville Chapter

Project: Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: ​9 a.m.–noon

Location: Martin Distribution Center, 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, Tenn.

RSVP:​ Register.

Other info: The Nashville Chapter will be sorting food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Closed-toe shoes are mandatory for this project, as we will be in an industrial food warehouse. Children 12 and older are welcome to participate. Parking is available at the Second Harvest parking lot at the above address.


Chapter Name: New York City Chapter

Project: NYC Cares

Date: ​​Saturday, April 16

Time: 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: ​TBD

RSVP: Register at the official site here. Please email bcnycalumni@gmail.com following your registration.

Other info: Join Eagles from the greater NYC area as they help make New York City a cleaner, greener place to live. NYC Cares Day Spring focuses on the clean-up and revitalization of the city’s public parks and gardens.


Chapter Name: N/A; there is no official chapter yet in New Orleans

Project: St. Bernard Project

Date: Saturday, May 21

Time: ​8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Location: TBD by St. Bernard Project team. An updated address will be provided to volunteers. This event will be in New Orleans, La.

RSVP:​ Register.

Other info:The St. Bernard Project's mission is to shorten the time between disaster and full recovery by rebuilding homes and rebuilding lives. Volunteers will be working on a Hurricane Katrina site to assist in rebuilding a home. The St. Bernard Project was founded by alumna Liz McCartney '94. To learn more about the St. Bernard Project, please visit their website here. http://www.stbernardproject.org.


Chapter Name: Rhode Island

Project: Building raised garden beds with Aquidneck Community Table

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 12:30-5:00 p.m.

Location: Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street, Newport, R.I.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Volunteers will do everything from help with onsite registration and sign-in to assembling fencing and building 24 community raised garden beds. Come prepared to have fun and get dirty!


Chapter Name: Orange County Chapter

Project: Second Harvest Food Bank

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon

Location: 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, Calif.

RSVP: Here. You will need to sign in and create a username and password.

Other info: Volunteers are the heart and soul of Second Harvest. You bring our mission to life and make up 40% of our workforce! Help us in our mission to end hunger in Orange County! If you would like to bring your own food donations, our current, most-needed shelf-stable items are peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruit, and hot and cold cereals. Closed-toed shoes are required. Please dress in layers, as it can be cold in the distribution center. All volunteers must be age 14 and up, and minors must be accompanied by an adult and bring a completed minor liability form signed by their parent/guardian. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Andrea Case to RSVP for minor(s), and provide their name and age: Andrea@FeedOC.org or (949) 208-3137.


Chapter Name: Palm Beach Chapter

Project: Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: 1053 17th Street West Palm Beach, FL 33407

RSVP: Please click here to register as a construction volunteer and join the group Boston College Alumni Club, Palm Beach County. If you are a "returning volunteer", please click here to reset your password, update your profile and join the group Boston College Alumni Club PBC.

After registering through the Habitat for Humanity site, please email Janet Cornella '70, P'01, to RSVP at janetcornella1@gmail.com. You can also contact Janet with any questions.

Other info: Each volunteer must wear closed toe shoes with a thick sole (e.g.: sneakers/work boots.) Volunteers 18 years and older can work on all aspects of construction. Those 16 and 17 can work on construction except for roofing and using power tools, and volunteers under 16 can assist with painting and landscaping as long as they are accompanied by an adult.


Chapter Name: Pittsburgh Chapter

Project: Earth Day Park Clean-up

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon

Location: South Side Park, Pittsburgh, Pa.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: Join us as we participate in Earth Day. Volunteers will participate in a variety of activities to keep Pittsburgh's park clean and healthy.


Chapter Name: Pittsburgh Chapter

Project: Earth Day Park Clean-up

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Location: Frick Environmental Center, Squirrel Hill South, Pittsburgh, Pa.

RSVP: REGISTRATION FULL.

Other info: Volunteers will participate in a variety of activities to beautify the landscape at the new Frick Environmental Center. Training, tools, gloves, and a light snack will be provided.


Chapter Name: Portland, Ore.

Project: Portland Dig In! Eastside Learning Garden

Date: Saturday, May 21

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: Oregon Food Bank - 7900 NE 33rd Drive, Portland, Oregon

RSVP: Register.

Other info: We do a variety of tasks that involve standing, squatting, pulling, and lifting. Please let us know if you have any special needs. We ask that you wear sturdy, comfortable, closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Also, please bring a water bottle. We make every effort to ensure the safety of our volunteers. The garden is open rain or shine, so please be sure to dress appropriately.


Chapter Name: Rochester, N.Y.

Project: FoodLink

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 9 a.m.-noon

Location: 1999 Mount Road Boulevard, Rochester, N.Y.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: Volunteers will be sorting food at the warehouse and must be at least eight years old. People are asked to dress warmly with closed-toe shoes. Email carolinetwhelan@gmail.com with any questions.


Chapter Name: San Diego

Project: Our Lady's School

Date: Saturday, May 14

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Our Lady's School - 650 24th Street, San Diego, Calif.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: Volunteers will assist with projects at the school.


Chapter Name: Northern California Chapter

Project: SF-Marin Food Bank

Date: Sunday, May 8

Time: 9–11 a.m.

Location: SF-Marin Food Bank, 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, Calif.

RSVP:​ REGISTRATION IS FULL.

Other info: The group will be helping to repack food. This family-friendly activity is a great way to kick off Mother's Day. All volunteers must be at least 4 years of age to participate. Closed-toe shoes are required at all volunteer projects. Anyone wearing sandals, flip-flops, or any other shoe with an open toe will not be able to participate in the project. Wear casual and clean clothing, long pants, securely fastened jewelry, and comfortable (no open-toe) shoes. Dressing in layers is recommended as the temperature in the warehouse is often cool. Please utilize available free street parking in front of our building (four-­hour time limit) so that our agency shoppers can use our parking lot to load their vehicles. The south parking lot by the loading dock is also available at this time. All volunteers must sign in upon arrival. Please arrive 10–15 minutes before your shift to sign in. Enter the building through our Receiving Entrance on the south side of the building near the loading dock.


Chapter Name: Tampa/St. Petersburg Chapter

Project: Metropolitan Ministries

Date: ​Saturday, April 30

Time: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Location: 2002 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Fla.

RSVP:​ Register.

Other info: Metropolitan Ministries offers services for poor and homeless families in the Tampa Bay area. BC volunteers will help set up a lunch meal, serve families, and then clean up the kitchen. http://www.metromin.org


Project: Habitat for Humanity of Trenton

Date: ​Friday, May 27

Time: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: The project job site address will be provided closer to the event, and registrants will be contacted.

RSVP: Register.

Other info: Volunteers will assist with a home build in the Trenton area. For questions regarding the build or volunteering, please contact Tom Caruso '71, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Trenton, at exdir@habitatta.org.


Chapter Name: Washington, D.C., Chapter

Project: Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 23

Time: 9 a.m. - noon

Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street, SE, Washington, D.C.

RSVP:​ PROJECT COMPLETED.

Other info: BC alumni and friends will join other Jesuit colleges and universities in the National Jesuit Alumni Service program.

There will be a family-friendly post event gathering at one of the establishments on nearby Barracks Row. More details will become available in the coming weeks.

The site is accessible by Bike Trail and Metro (Potomac Ave: Blue/Orange/Silver.) Many Metrobus routes (including the A42, A46, A48, P1, and P2 routes) pass the intersection of 11th Street and M Street, SE, several blocks west of the boathouse. The Navy Yard Circulator bus stops at the intersection of 8th Street and M Street, SE. Additional Metrobus options include 30N, 30S, 32, 36, J13, K11, and M6 lines. Parking and bathrooms are available. Closed toed-shoes and long pants are required. Long sleeves and layers are recommended.


Chapter Name: Westchester County Chapter

Project: Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

Date: Saturday, April 16

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: The project job site address will be provided closer to the event, and registrants will be contacted.

RSVP: To register, please contact Ned at nccrose@gmail.com.

Other info: ​Help end homelessness and poverty in our community. Join us for a great day of building in our community. Donations of any kind are welcome.