Big Brothers Big Sisters

Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you'll ever do.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures!

Students are matched with children from the community to help create on-going support for the youth and their families.  Big Brothers Big Sisters strive to make a positive impact on children and empower them to succeed. 

Amigos de Guanín

Amigos de Guanín is an international service student organization which fundraises and plans sustainable service projects that will benefit the people of La Piedra, a community in the Dominican Republic which is visited on the annual Cultural Learning Tour.  

Amigos de Guanín organizes the International Food and Talent Fair, which showcases the talent and food of other cultures.  This event serves as a fundraiser for the specific project for the planned project which is to be completed on the following year.  

Catholic Council

Catholic Council coordinates retreats, service projects, and many other important faith-related opportunities for the Catholic community at Juniata.

Some service projects sponsored by the group include:

  • The Giving Tree Project - Students, faculty, administration, and staff buy holiday gifts for underprivileged children.
  • Homecoming Canned Food Drive
  • Hunger Awareness Meals
  • Jared Boxes - Students, faculty, administration, and staff assemble packages of small items to send to chronically-ill children in hospitals.
  • Halloween Road Rally - Students make a monetary and canned food donation to take part in a scavenger hunt through Huntingdon. Proceeds are donated to St. Vincent de Paul.

Christian Ministry Board (CMB)

CMB organizes a variety of ministry programs and activities including campus-wide worship services, retreats, coffeehouses, open gym nights, service opportunities, and other outreach activities.

As a member of CMB you can:

  • Coordinate a Meal for Crop dinner Students donate meals in the dining hall which are then purchased by members of the Huntingdon community. Proceeds benefit Church World Service and the Huntingdon Area Food Bank.
  • Organize the SERV Sale In collaboration with the Stone Church of the Brethren, students sell items that are crafted in a third-world country. All items are handmade and proceeds from the sale are sent back to the artisans.

Colleges Against Cancer

  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life
  • Daffodil Days

Conservation Club

Conservation Club is an environmental advocacy and service organization that provides conservation education to the Juniata College community and the public.

Conservation-related service projects include numerous pollution remediation projects such as:

  • Cleanup of Muddy Run, which runs through the Juniata College campus and Huntingdon.
  • Organization of recycling projects on campus.
  • Assistance with the Petersburg Pike cleanup.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

EMS provides education and training opportunities for students interested in emergency medicine and/or firefighting.

Service opportunities include:

  • Volunteering as a trained Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in service to Juniata and the local community.
  • Providing training in CPR, lifeguarding, and first aid.

Habitat for Humanity

The Juniata College chapter of Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit group that offers aid to Huntingdon County residents by helping with various community efforts and providing housing for local families in need.

You can get involved with club service events such as:

  • Hire-a-Habitator - Students work on projects throughout the community in exchange for a minimal donation to Habitat.
  • Habitat Builds with local affiliates (i.e. Huntingdon, Altoona, Bedford, Mount Union, etc.).
  • Spring Break Collegiate Challenge Trips
  • Annual Fundraising Auction
  • Habifest - Week-long habitat awareness week on campus.
  • Shack-A-Thon - Students sleep outside in December to raise money and increase awareness about substandard housing.
  • Global Village Trips - International Habitat Builds.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Juniata College HOSA members commit time and energy to serving their community and promoting health education, health careers, and wellness. While learning about future opportunities and options, students are encouraged to interact with and educate others inside and outside the college community.

Some service-related activities include:

  • Promoting access to low-income family insurance through CHIP in collaboration with J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.
  • Presenting educational programs about health issues in local schools.
  • Playing bingo, providing pet therapy, and Christmas caroling with Huntingdon Nursing & Rehabilitation residents.
  • Organizing a wing-off to raise funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
  • Coordinating a pool party for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • Participating in the Healthy Harvest Fest in Huntingdon.

Juniata Instructors of the Future (JIF)

JIF offers education majors an opportunity to participate in community outreach and educational programs. Its role at Juniata College is to provide support and resources for all education majors.

As a member of JIF you are able to:

  • Participate in a variety of service projects and programs in the local elementary schools.
  • Coordinate the annual Chocolate Social for the campus and children in the Early Childhood Center.

PAX-O Student Peace Organization

PAX-O exists to nurture the Peace & Conflict Studies community and promote awareness of PACS and its ideals through activism, education, and collaboration at the local, national and global level. The club addresses issues of the present and their impact on the future.

Service opportunities offered through PAX-O include:

  • Assisting college faculty with conflict resolution and mediation training for local schools.
  • Participating in the School of the Americas Protest.
  • Participating in Adopt-a-Minefield's Night of a Thousand Dinners.