Our philosophy is based on Robert Greenleaf’s Ten Characteristics of a Servant Leader: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the growth of others, and building community.

By offering you opportunities to serve through local and national service experiences, you can better understand our Vincentian mission and what it means to be a servant leader at St. John’s University.

We combine indirect and direct service opportunities with guided reflection in an effort to create an experience that can change the way one views their leadership role. Through service and leadership development, we are creating the next generation of leaders who will serve our city, our country and the global community.

Student Affairs Service Reporting

Use the following forms to reporting individual and group service hours to Student Affairs.

  1. Take a printed copy of the service report form to your service site:
    • Student Affairs Service Report – Individual (PDF)
    • Student Affairs Service Report – Group/Organization (PDF)
  2. Have the service organizer/supervisor sign the completed form. You must submit a signed form in order to claim service hours.
  3. Submit the service report online:

If you need any assistance, please contact Mary H. Pelkowski at [email protected].

Current Service Offerings

Service Fair
Join Student Affairs, Academic Service Learning and Campus Ministry to discover various non-profit organizations and service opportunities, and how YOU can take part at the Annual Service Showcase on Monday, September 17, 2018, during common hour in the DAC Living Room.

Give Kids the World
Give Kids the World is a village for children with life threatening illnesses and their families to enjoy a week long cost-free, stress-free vacation. You will be interacting with the families and helping out where needed around the village.

Service Dates:

  • March 2-9, 2019

Please note: In order to apply for this service experience, you must attend one of the information sessions. Dates will be posted soon.

Hope Lodge
At Hope Lodge New York City, we understand that undergoing treatment for cancer can be a very daunting experience.

For many, treatment at New York City's medical centers provides the greatest hope, but requires that they are far from home, adding the additional burden of travel and lodging expenses.

That is why the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center offers lodging at no cost for cancer patients being treated in Manhattan.

Hour Children
Hour Children’s mission is to help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives.

Relay for Life
A St. John’s signature event, Relay for Life is a 12-hour cancer walk to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer.

Once a year, we gather as a community to walk together to honor those who have fought, and are still fighting. All of the fundraising efforts help us contribute to cancer research, provide transportation for patients to treatment, and spread awareness.

The League of YES!

The League of Yes’ mission is to establish and sustain baseball programs for people (of all ages) with disabilities. Their objective is to provide an opportunity for those individuals to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing our national pastime.

The INN Soup Kitchen
The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network) addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing, and supportive services in a dignified and respectful manner for those who seek our help. We are a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization with a dedicated staff, a broad base of community support and a commitment to educate the public about these issues.