Volunteerism is a longstanding tradition at St. John’s College. At the forefront of this tradition is Project Polity, the student-run group that actively engages the polity in meaningful service to both the college and the greater Annapolis community while forging sustainable relationships between the two.
Since 2012, Johnnie volunteers have tutored local students grades K-8 at the Bloomsbury Square Community Center. Every Halloween Project Polity organizes a food drive trick-or-treat event, which collects and donates food to the Light House, a homeless prevention support center in Annapolis. In 2016, more than 30 students collected 486 pounds of food.
View the Project Polity flyer for more event information, including the tutor-led Reflections series on the meaning and value of service. Also, Project Polity invites current students to participate in their campus-wide goal to perform 1,000 hours of service. Stay tuned follow the Project Polity Facebook page for more information on the program and how to keep track of your time.
The best way to find service opportunities in your area of interest is through the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center. Their opportunity calendar is refreshed every two weeks, so check back often for new opportunities.
Other organizations with which St. John’s students most frequently volunteer are: Stanton Center, Touchstones, and Light House. St. John’s also has a host of other service-related clubs, including the Environmental Club, Farm Club, Quality of Life Club, and Vegan Club.
This information has been compiled as a convenience to assist members of our community to locate potential volunteer opportunities. St. John’s College has not screened these organizations, and the inclusion of an organization in this list does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the college.