You can find contact information and driving directions to a number of community partner organizations by using the common service-learning sites document. Feel free to print the contact information for your community partner and the driving directions.
If you are using public transportation, the NFTA Buffalo State Student Transit Pass program provides unlimited access to the NFTA metro bus and rail system. A Student Transit Pass, along with a current Buffalo State photo ID card, is required to use any of the services. Transit passes may be picked up from the E. H. Butler Library Information Commons. Please check http://www.NFTA.com or call the NFTA Metro Bus at 716-855-7300 for schedule information.
Please note: You are expected to report to your community service site at the agreed-upon times for orientations and/or service hours. In the instance you are unable to make your scheduled time due to emergency or illness, please notify your community partner as far in advance as possible. For any other questions, contact your course instructor or the Civic and Community Engagement Office.
Communication with your community partner is integral to having a successful experience in your service-learning course. The community partner organizations are often communicating with students and faculty from the numerous area colleges, so make sure to identify yourself, our college, and the course that is partnering with their organization.
Not sure what to say to a community partner? Not sure what you need to do? Read our tip sheets:
Below is a list of other things to practice when contacting and communicating with your community partner. If you have questions, always ask your course instructor or the Civic and Community Engagement Office.
The office wants to remind you to practice the same basic safety rules while serving the community that you would observe in your hometown. Some reminders are below:
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