Special Service Projects & Programs
We regularly promote and create new service projects, but there are some projects that are ongoing, or look for volunteers at certain times each year. Below are some great ways to get involved with an ongoing, sustainable service efforts!
PAR FORE is an intergenerational community-based team mentor program. The mentorship consists of gang-affiliated young adolescents, a Stony Brook University student, and a member of the community. PAR FORE incorporates therapeutic principles inherent in the sport of golf to foster positive personal, social, and physical growth and development for Suffolk County adolescents who are affiliated with gang activity. Adolescents have the opportunity to engage in a productive activity that fosters positive social interaction. The golf play and instruction is free to mentor participants. No prior skills or experience with golf is necessary! Mentors must have a car in order to participate in the program. To learn more about becoming a PAR FORE mentor, click here »
Type O Positive and Negative Blood Donors Urgently Needed
According to LI Blood Services, there is an especially short supply of type O positive and type O negative blood inventory. SBUMC is reflecting this shortage and strongly encourages donations asap. When blood is donated at Stony Brook, it is given directly to a patient in need in the hospital. To give blood, donors must be between 17 and 75, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in general good health. Even people on blood pressure and cholesterol medications with conditions under control and insulin-taking diabetics can give blood.Contact: Stony Brook University Medical Center’s Volunteer Office »
Volunteer at a Local Soup Kitchen
Donate one hour of your time to serve food at a local soup kitchen near your home or near Stony Brook University. Volunteer with family members, significant others, friends or colleagues. This is your chance to directly impact a population greatly in need. Volunteering at a local soup kitchen is easy, convenient, and rewarding. If you are interested in volunteering, Contact Us. Please be sure to include your full name, phone number, and email address in your inquiry. We have soup kitchens available on Long Island and in New York City.
Youth Enrichment Services
Youth Enrichment Services (YES) enriches the lives of the youth and their families residing in the Bay Shore, Brentwood, Central Islip, and West Islip communities. YES will provide services and programs aimed at youth development, empowerment and delinquency prevention with a special emphasis on at-risk and hard-to-reach youth and families. All services will be provided free of charge and inclusive of all children. YES programs include: tutoring, after-school programs, and more! Mentors must have a car in order to participate in this program. For information, Contact Us.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Ongoing, Nassau and Suffolk Counties
The VITA Program offers free tax help to low to moderate income persons. Volunteers help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. Vita sites throughout Long Island are located at community centers, libraries, schools and other convenient locations. For information on how to get trained as a VITA volunteer, Contact Us.