The CCE can help your student organization connect with meaningful community service opportunities!
1. Example Group Project Opportunities for Student Organizations:
Habitat for Humanity: Groups may bring up to ten people to volunteer on a construction site or at a ReStore for a day.
Grassroots Gardens: Groups may bring up to ten to twenty people to volunteer. Grassroots Gardens works with a variety of community and neighborhood groups, schools, block clubs, and other non-profit organizations.
Catholic Charities: Groups may bring up to five to ten people, base in Buffalo, the year-long program offers young adults the chance to serve low-income populations in a variety of entry-level placements. Volunteers receive housing, health insurance, transportation, and a small stipend.
Crisis Services: Groups may bring up five to ten people to volunteer, volunteering with the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP), Crisis Services 24 hour hotline, located in Buffalo, NY. By volunteering with the 24-hour hotline you would be afforded the opportunity to help others in times when they need someone the most – in their time of crisis.
Jericho Road Community Health Center: Groups may bring up to twenty to thirty volunteer, volunteers bring critical energy, skill, time, and resources to Jericho Road.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County: United Way connects people and businesses to volunteering that helps strengthen our community, improve health and human services, and decrease operating costs for area nonprofits.
Massachusetts Avenue Project: Groups may bring up to five people, the Massachusetts Avenue Project proudly hosts the Growing Green Program, a youth development and urban agriculture program focused on increasing healthy food access and improving our communities.
Heritage Centers: Groups may bring up to ten to twenty people, the Arc of Erie County New York is seeking compassionate Human Services professionals who take pride in their work to join our team.
International Institute of Buffalo: Groups may bring up to twenty to thirty people to volunteer, teach english, help newly arrived refugees, organize donation drives, host and dine with international visitors, help out in our office, contribute professional expertise and participate in a day of service.
Visit Buffalo Niagara: Groups may bring up five to ten people to volunteer. Volunteers may:
-Assist social media team during a major convention or event through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
-Act as timekeeper, help with registration, hand out water – lots of opportunities at sporting events
-Join the Buffalo Herd, our on-the-street-team providing assistance with parking, directions and other “ask me” questions from those not familiar with the area.
The Spring Shoreling Sweep: Each spring, Buffalo Niagara Water keeper coordinates our Spring Shoreline Sweep, the largest single-day shoreline cleanup in Western New York. Targeting shoreline sites, thousands of volunteers come out to engage in direct citizen action that makes our community a better place and reconnects the public with our region’s most valued asset — our water.
2. Student organizations are invited to meet with Langh or another CCE staff member to discuss your group's interests and ideas.
3. Invite us to come to your student organization meeting to discuss your goals and potential projects.
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