A Community Committed to Civic Engagement

Along with achievement and leadership, community service has been central to the College of Saint Elizabeth's mission and tradition of the Sisters of Charity.

Throughout their time at CSE, students have the opportunity of becoming involved in numerous service projects, both locally and out-of-state. Students may find themselves building housing with Habitat for Humanity, raising funds for charitable causes, or traveling to rural or urban areas on college service-learning trips. It's hard NOT to get involved at CSE.

In recent years, CSE has:

  • Provided an estimated 29,500 hours of service.
  • Raised more than $32,000 for charitable causes.
  • Collected more than 2,500 lbs. of food for a local food pantry.
  • Worked with some 90 non-profits, schools, and social service organizations each year.

Above all, engaged students grow as active, informed citizens of their communities and of the world.

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

  1. Learn about your community
  2. Give back
  3. Develop new skills
  4. Meet new people
  5. Increase your understanding of social issues
  6. Develop a sense of social responsibility
  7. Learn about other cultures, values, and beliefs
  8. Explore new interests
  9. Discover a career
  10. Have an impact on your community

About the Center

Established in 1983 by the family of the alumna whose name it bears, the Geraldine Doyle Riordan Center for Volunteerism and Service-Learning displays CSE's commitment to civic engagement, supporting some 45 service projects that help change lives.

It also serves as a drop-off location for the collection of food, coats, recycled cell phones, and Dress for Success professional clothing.

Partner with Us

The Geraldine Doyle Riordan Center for Volunteerism and Service-Learning is excited to partner with Morristown-area community organizations and campus groups to help you find volunteers.

Please provide the following information and we will be in contact with you.