SUNY Buffalo State hopes to create long-term, meaningful partnerships with community agencies through service-learning, volunteering, and other experiential opportunities for students. These partnerships, designed to benefit both the students and the community, are the result of an increasing understanding nationwide that higher education institutions have a responsibility to the communities in which they are located. Students benefit from these experiential learning opportunities; communities benefit from the knowledge and assistance of student learners; and classroom curricula can come to life through student contact with the knowledge, experience, and expertise in the adjoining community. Service-learning is an important and growing movement in civic engagement and education at SUNY Buffalo State.
The Civic and Community Engagement Office can help connect you to:
Identify students who share your organization’s mission.
Connect with periodic and one-time student volunteers through events, including Bengals Dare to Care community service day and Alternative Break.
Update your current volunteer opportunities in our electronic volunteer posting database known as BengalLink.
Partner with a course to link classroom learning with community needs.
Get projects completed and gain extra help for your organization in tutoring, advertising, dance, problem-solving, education, and much more.
Support an effective strategy for enhancing student learning, improving the educational experience, and fostering civic engagement.
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