Barnard Reach Out for New Students

Monday, January 17, 2011

Program Overview

The Barnard Reach Out Program for New Students ("BRO") is designed to give incoming Barnard students the opportunity to get involved with community service in the New York City area at the beginning of the semester.  We hope that by becoming involved with such opportunities early on, new students will continue to give back to the community throughout their time at Barnard.  BRO consists of a service project on Monday, January 17, 2011, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  There are approximately 40 slots available for incoming Barnard College transfer students and visiting international students to join the program.

Description of BRO Project

This year, new students will be traveling to the Afya Foundation's ( warehouse location to inventory, sort and pack medical supplies to be shipped to Haiti, other nations in South and Central America, and nations in Africa!

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers for BRO are expected to:

  • Attend a training session on Friday, January 14, 2011, from 4pm to 5pm in Altschul 202.  If you are unable to attend the training session, you should e-mail Valerie Chow ( to set up an individual meeting.
  • Be available on Monday, January 17, 2011 for the program itself (volunteers will meet at 11:15am and will arrive back on campus by approximately 2:30pm).
  • Attend a debriefing luncheon after the project in the James Room (4th Floor, Barnard Hall), to discuss the volunteer experience.


If you are interested in participating in the Barnard Reach Out Program for New Students, please register before Monday, January 10, 2011 at 5pm. Registration will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.


Please contact Valerie Chow, Program Director, Internship Program/Civic Engagement, Barnard Career Development at 212-854-4214 or

Jan. 17, 2011 (All day)