Thomas Jefferson University

Service Opportunities

OVERVIEW

As service is an important part of leadership, we have provided multiple ways to engage in service opportunities as part of the 2021-22 Leadership LIVE program.

We will be organizin one large group service activity in the fall semester and one in the spring semester.  These opportunities will give you the chance to give back to the Philadelphia area with other member of Jefferson community and the Leadership LIVE program.

More information on our in person opportunities can be found on the Leadership LIVE Canvas course.

Jefferson has a wide-variety of service based student organizations on campus.  You can earn servcie credit for volunteering with one of ur service based student orgs by assisting the with the work they do in our community.

Active membership in a service based organization also counts towards this credit.  We are still in the process of finalzing the list of eligible organizations for the 2021-22 year. 

Active members will be verified with the organization's executive board.  Time served as an active member must be equivalent to at least one full semester.

LEADERSHIP CREDITS (LC)

  • 1 LC will be awarded for participating in an in person service opportunity
  • 1 LC will be awareded for volunteering with one of Jefferson's service based organizations
  • 1 LC will be awarded for being an active member of one of Jefferson's service based organization
  • Students may receive leadership credit for being an active member of up to two service based student organizations (1 LC per student organization); however, please note that you will NOT receive additional leadership credits for additional semesters.

PLEASE NOTE:  THE TOTAL NUMBER OF LEADERSHIP CREDITS YOU CAN EARN FROM PARTICIPATION IN A SPECIFIC TYPE OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITY AS WELL AS ANY COMBINATION OF SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES IS 2 LC.

  • This means you could participate in one in person service opportunity (1 LC) AND volunteer with one service based studnet org (1 LC) for a total of 2 LC; similarly, you could be an active member in one service based student organization (1 LC) AND volunteer with another service based student organization (1 LC) for a total of 2 LC.
  • Participation in additional service opportunities is welcome but additional leadership credits will not be awarded.
  • This means that while you are welcome to participate in an in person service opportunity (1 LC), be an active member of one service based student organization (1LC), AND volunteer with an additional service based student organization (1 LC) you will still only receive a total of 2 LC as that is the max for the service opportunities component.
A volunteer at the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center
Philabundance Hunger Relief Center
Volunteers at the Schuylkill River Cleanup
United by Blue Schuylkill River Cleanup
Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory
Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory