Employee Volunteer Program

Fabulous Flashback to 6/24/16, when HC employees volunteered at Community Harvest Project's North Grafton farm. They spent the afternoon weeding in the glorious sunshine, under the direction of  Jane McGrail '17.  At the time, Jane was serving as a CHP summer intern through the office of government and community relations.

Left to right Jeff (from St. John's HS), Tom Campbell, Jane McGrail, Sue Hunt, Joyce O'Connor Davidson, Elizabeth Rice, and Melissa Cutroni

About the Program

In October 2015, the College announced a new program that provides faculty and staff an opportunity to learn more about and volunteer at local non-profit through a day of service.  Coordinated by the office of government and community relations (GCR) and supported by Human Resources and Wellness, the program provides faculty and staff the opportunity to volunteer as a group at local non-profits.

Upcoming Event

Please join us for the next outing of the HC Employee Volunteer Program on Tuesday, March 19  at the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Center (SWNIC)!  SWNIC has been a staple of the South Worcester neighborhood serving families and residents to create community and hope for 50 years! This spring the Center's food and clothing pantries as well as its youth homework station will undergo a renovation of as part of Working for Worcester’s annual  Build Day in April. In preparation for the renovation, we need HC volunteers to help organize the Center.  Volunteers can expect to sort, clean, toss, and possibly paint, as well as to witness the incredible work and great people of SWNIC.  We hope you can join us!


When:             Tuesday, March 19
                          2 volunteer shifts:  9am-12p or 1p-4p

Where:            47 Camp Street, Worcester (off Cambridge Street)

                           How:               Volunteers need to register in advance.

Because this is a Holy Cross Wellness sponsored event, employees may attend without having to use leave time. However, before registering for the event, volunteers must secure approval of the time away from their supervisors to coordinate time away from their department. The supervisor must approve the time away in advance and has the discretion to not approve the request.

Things to consider:

  • Please wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. Footwear should be work appropriate, open-toed shoes are discouraged.
  • Please bring a refillable water bottle - staying hydrated while working is key.
  • Carpooling is an option.  We will keep you posted about transportation.