Community Service Events
At one-time events you’ll have the opportunity to participate in service that benefits the local community, meet other KSC students, faculty, and staff, and explore critical social issues. Events are great for groups! You can learn more about our scheduled events below, or contact the Community Service Office for more information.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held each fall on Keene State’s campus, the walk provides an array of service opportunities. You can help with set-up or face painting, register teams, or keep walkers motivated along the route. The 2017 walk will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s!
Source to Sea Clean Up
The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River system – rivers, streams and banks, parks, boat launches, trails and more. Each fall, KSC students, faculty, and staff head out across Keene to clean the Connecticut River and its tributaries on foot or by boat.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Keene State contributes by hosting two blood drives on campus every academic year and one each summer. But we don’t just host, we host in style, collecting an average 100 pints per drive! Volunteers can welcome donors, serve snacks in the canteen, and of course become donors themselves.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
1 in 6 American families struggle with hunger. Every November Keene State College partners with The Community Kitchen in an effort to raise awareness and collect non-perishable food donations for local families in need. Additionally, the Community Service Office hosts events such as documentary screenings and the annual Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®. At the Hunger Banquet, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will take place November 12-18, 2017.
Green Up Keene
By working together we can make Keene a greener community. Join Keene residents, businesses, community groups and Keene State College every spring in a volunteer event to clean up the city! The next Green Up Keene event will take place April 14, 2018 weather permitting.