Each semester, Omega Zeta Epsilon coordinates several community service projects for members and the campus community to participate in.
During September, December, January, and May, the book drive collects used textbooks and other reading materials to donate to Better World Books, a national organization which donates the profits from the sales of the books to an organization designated by Omega Zeta Epsilon. Past recipients of donations from Salem State have included Books for Africa, Invisible Children, Room to Read, and the National Center for Family Literacy. Watch for donation boxes in the residence hall and academic building lobbies.
Individual projects are coordinated and advertised throughout the course of the semester. Watch for more information on Facebook and postings throughout the residence halls. In addition, Omega Zeta Epsilon members set up tables in Chartwells to provide opportunities for students with limited time availability to make a difference. Projects include Operation Holiday Cards where students made cards for soldiers serving overseas and Medal Making during which students made painted medals to give to all the participants of a Special Olympics event.
The Applicant Service Days are coordinated for students interested in becoming members of the chapter, and are mandatory components of the application process. Recent service days have included volunteering at:
- Creating flower pots and paper flowers for nursing homes, and cards for children in the hospital (Spring 2012)
- Cleaning, organization and preparing meals at LifeBridge Second Chance Thrift Shop (Fall 2012)
- Staffing the Lynn Elementary School Cross Country Championships (Fall 2011)
- Staffing the Massachusetts Special Olympics Bowling Tournament (Spring 2011)
- Cleaning and organizing the Salem Boys & Girls Club Facilities (Fall 2010)
- Beautifying the grounds of the Plummer Home For Boys (Spring 2010)
- Making Cards for Soldiers Overseas (Fall 2009)