The Inauguration of President Reverend Kevin P. Quinn, S.J.

A Celebration of Service

Friday, September 9, 2011 has been designated as a Celebration of Service Day for faculty, staff and students as part of the Inauguration of The University of Scranton’s 25th President, Reverend Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. 

Come support Fr. Quinn in his desire for The University of Scranton to be a part of the Scranton community by joining us for a day of service beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to participate.  A free t-shirt will be given to all participants at registration.

We will try to accommodate your demanding schedules by arranging service with our local agencies in blocks of 2 hours.  You may sign up for as much time as you choose.  Some agencies may only need a limited number of volunteers or have only certain times of day available so we ask that you be flexible in your selections of locations.

If you are not able to participate at a volunteer location due to your busy schedule, please consider dropping off a donation of clothing (new or used in good condition), non-perishable food item or hygiene product (soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, etc).  A collection area will be held on the DeNaples Patio from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., hosted by our resident students from Redington Hall (rain location- 1st floor DeNaples)  Items will be donated to the relief effort of Hurricane Irene and other local social service agencies.

There are approximately 20 off campus placements and 6 or more on campus placements that are available to all

Off Campus Locations

  • Lackawanna Heritage Valley – painting over graffiti, yard work
  • Not available after 3 p.m.: St. Francis Soup Kitchen – clothing house, weeding, cleaning
  • Taylor Community Library - preparing crafts, general maintenance
  • Friends of the Poor Jackson Terrace – cleaning, organizing food pantry
  • Friends of the Poor Valley View – various projects, afterschool program
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. ONLY: Friends of the  Poor Dunmore – loading truck with food
  • Registration is full after 3 p.m.: Hospice Community Care – answering phones, interacting with families
  • 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ONLY: St. Paul’s Church – Assist with Picnic Set up 
  • Morning ONLY: St. Joseph’s Adult Day Program - Assist with activities, bingo, etc.
  • EOTC - various tasks, painting, cleaning
  • Connell Park Little League - Field clean up, yard work
  • Everhart Museum - prep for art and science classes
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ONLY: Catherine McAuley Center - restock food pantry, clean shelves
  • Dress for Success - packing, hanging shelves, painting
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Timmy's Town Center - help families with art and other museum activities
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Gino Merli Veterans Center - helping with senior bowling and activities

On Campus Locations

  • Registration is full after 3 p.m.: Leahy Family Center – organize clothing room, painting mural
  • Community Outreach (4th Floor, DeNaples Center) – Making blankets for neonatal unit
  • Community Outreach (4th Floor, DeNaples Center) – viewing Human Experience Video and making bag lunches
  • Community Outreach (4th Floor, DeNaples Center) – making cards for the elderly
  • Community Outreach (4th Floor, DeNaples Center) – writing cards/letters to the troops

Registration is Closed

Thank you for your interest in Celebration of Service Day.  Registration is now closed for assisting off-campus organizations.  You may still participate in this event by assisting on-campus activities in the 4th floor DeNaples throughout the day until 4:00 p.m.

Faculty and staff may request the use of Mission Leave time to cover their absences from work.  Individual students, clubs and groups may use this volunteer time to fulfill service requirements.

All those who participate are invited to a barbeque on the Dionne Green at 6 p.m., where Father Quinn will speak.