Serviam in Action

The motto of all Ursuline schools is “Serviam
which means “I will serve” in Latin.

Service hours are not required to graduate. Rather, service is encouraged and cultivated in numerous ways. The aim is to engage the students so that they learn to recognize a need. They are inspired as they become increasingly aware they have the ability to impact change. Their problem solving skills develop as they work together to meet the needs of others.

Students are exposed to service opportunities as a class, through a club, or as a sports team. Service is a component of membership in the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, and National Art Honor Society.

Some service projects are planned well in advance, such as the annual Make A Difference Day for all seniors. Other service projects may be organized in response to unexpected needs, such as Superstorm Sandy.

This is summed up in the words inscribed on the school ring: "Ac fui", meaning "I was there, I was a part". I was actively invested in a giving community.

These experiences help them to grow into informed, responsible and caring adults.

English as a Second Language

This is a new ESL program for women who would like to improve their English speaking skills. It takes place on our campus, the first and third Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m. We invite the women to bring their children and we are offering play time and homework help to these children. Ursuline students - those who speak Spanish as well as those who do not - can help out. If interested, please contact Ms. McDermott at mcdermop@ursulinenewrochelle.org

United Hebrew Geriatric Center - New Rochelle, New York

UHCG is seeking student volunteers particularly for the art therapy program in the new Dementia Unit. Students will work either with individuals or groups to assist in painting/drawing classes. Additional volunteer opportunities include menu development in the Nutrition Department and assisting in the Social Services Department. Dates and times depend on availability of students.

If you would like to volunteer, please email Ms. Mila Levine, Director of Recreation/Volunteers, at mlevine@uhgc.org or call 914.632.2804 ext 1234.

The 5-page Application for Volunteeer Services may be downloaded here.

Songcatchers Inc. - New Rochelle, New York

Songcatchers, an organization devoted to nurturing childrens’ musical talents, is seeking musicians to assist younger students, particularly in guitar, saxophone, flute, and violin, etc. Tuesday – Friday from 4 to 5:30 PM and Saturday from 9:30AM to noon.

Hope Soup Kitchen - New Rochelle, New York

Looking for students to set up and serve dinner. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 to 5:30PM.

The Open Door Foundation

The Open Door Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating a better future for orphans and underprivileged children, is seeking student participants for various service projects including toy drives, holiday gift-wrapping, fundraising campaigns, etc. Interested students should contact Volunteer Coordinator, Alicia Ward, at award@odfmc.org

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services is seeking donations of unwrapped toys for their annual Christmas Toy Drive. Toys can be dropped off at 115 East Stevens Avenue, Suite LL5, Valhalla NY 10595, or can be arranged to be picked up. Additional information can be found at www.cmcs.org or by calling 914) 997-8000.

Have any questions?

Please contact Ms. Patrice McDermott at mcdermop@ursulinenewrochelle.org

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