CCE can help your student organization connect with meaningful community service opportunities that align with your interests and goals!
Below are several examples:
Habitat for Humanity: Groups may bring up to ten people to volunteer for a day at a construction site or a ReStore.
Grassroots Gardens: Groups of ten to twenty people are welcome to volunteer. Grassroots Gardens works with a variety of community and neighborhood groups, schools, block clubs, and other non-profit organizations.
Catholic Charities: Groups of five to ten people are welcome to contribute their time to a year-long program that 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 five to ten people to volunteer in the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP), Crisis Services 24-hour Hotline, located in the city of Buffalo. By volunteering with the 24-hour hotline, volunteers are afforded the opportunity to help others when they need someone the most–in their time of crisis.
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 to volunteer in the Growing Green Program, a youth development and urban agriculture program focused on increasing healthy food access and improving our communities.
International Institute of Buffalo: Groups of twenty to thirty people can volunteer by teaching English, supporting newly arrived refugees, organizing donation drives, hosting and dining with international visitors, helping with office work, and/or participating in a day of service.
Visit Buffalo Niagara: Groups may bring five to ten people to assist its social media team during a major convention or event through Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, act as timekeepers, help with registration, hand out water, or join the Buffalo Herd, its on-the-street team providing assistance with parking, directions, and other “ask me” questions from those not familiar with the area.
The Spring Shoreline Sweep: Each spring, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper coordinates a 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.