Welcome to V.O.I.C.E.S., the student volunteer group at Rutgers School of Public Health! V.O.I.C.E.S. was initiated in 2003 by students at the Piscataway campus of the School of Public Health who were interested in doing community service projects with a public health focus.
Since its inception in 2003, V.O.I.C.E.S. students have worked together with faculty and staff at SPH to plan and implement many community service projects including:
Past activities have included our celebration of World AIDS Day at the SPH by displaying sections of the AIDS Quilt and Martin Luther King Day with service projects around the state. Together with The American Cancer Society we have held blood drives in the school. We have worked with Habitat for Humanity along the coast to build houses and clean-up after Super Storm Sandy. We have held health education workshops for the community in various locations, including Amandla’s Crossing, the Eric B. Chandler Community Health Center, and the New Brunswick Public Library. In 2008 and again in 2013, V.O.I.C.E.S. students worked with faculty, staff and students to create Healthy Helpings, Vol. 1 and 2--our SPH cookbook of recipes. Funds from this project have been used to support Elijah’s Promise Culinary Arts Institute in New Brunswick.
In 2012, students in Newark expanded V.O.I.C.E.S. to the Newark Campus.