Big Brothers Big Sisters
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.
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.
Circle K is involved in a variety of service projects at Juniata. These projects benefit the community and raise money for a variety of charitable organizations. Club members have an opportunity to help plan service events, attend the Circle K Convention, and participate in club social activities.
Service projects sponsored by Circle K include:
- The Annual Mr. Juniata Contest - This male beauty pageant raises money for organizations such as the Make a Wish Foundation and the American Red Cross.
- Midnight Movie - Juniata students pay $1 and a donate a can of food to see a current movie at the local theater. Proceeds are donated to the Make a Wish Foundation and food is distributed to the Huntingdon Area Food Bank.
- Crafts for Meals on Wheels - Crafts are included with Thanksgiving meals that are delivered to Huntingdon residents.
- Take a Kid to the Game - Area children are invited to campus on a home football weekend to participate in activities, meet the school mascot and enjoy the game with Circle K members.
- Children's Miracle Network Dance Marathon - This event raises money for CMN by registering students to participate in a dance marathon that takes place for 12 hours.
- Central Fall Sectional for Special Olympics Pennsylvania
- Four annual American Red Cross Blood Drives
Colleges Against Cancer
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life
- Daffodil Days
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Coordinaing 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 A dopt-a-Minefield's Night of a Thousand Dinners.