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upcoming service projects

To sign up for the events listed, please email Please include: 
Name,SBU ID Number,phone number and the title of the event you would like to sign up for! 


on campus


Take Steps Walk for Crohn's & Colitis- Volunteer, Participate, or Fundraise!

Volunteer, participate, or fundraise! Volunteers must sign up by 10/13! Participants can register up to the day of the event!

11:30 AM Check in & Festival begins, 1 PM Walk begins

Take Steps is a community walk dedicated to increasing awareness of inflammatory bowel diseases while raising funds to support Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s dedication to this mission.


 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb-Volunteer- Participate, or Fundraise!

Students can register to participate at a discounted rate of $15! Email to find out how!

11.15 and december date tbd

Al’s Angels/Cancer Center 

(usually Dec 13, official date to be determined)                         
Unload truckwith 50 bins of food for delivery to patient families, around 6 PM - 6 volunteers needed

Additional projects are available, including but not limited to:

Book Drives, Food Drives, Mentoring, College Days, and much more


off campus


Open Studios at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (Brooklyn)

9/19/2014 and 9/20/2014

Studios of 80 artists will be viewable! Volunteers needed to help set up, direct visitors, and keep the event going smoothly! Please include your availability on Friday and/or Saturday, along with your name, SBU ID number, phone number, and email address 

Step Out! Walk To Stop Diabetes- American Diabetes Association (Jones Beach)

9/28/2014 Check-in begins at 8 AM; walk begins at 10 AM.
Walk to Stop Diabetes is the ADA’s signature fundraising walk. The day of the walk is a huge celebration to recognize the fundraising efforts you or your group have put into this event. You can choose to participate in a 1, 3, or 5 mile route! There are no fees to register, fundraising is encouraged to help support the ADA’s mission!

Walk for Wishes 5k Run/Walk- Make a Wish Foundation Suffolk County (Dowling College- Shirley) 

9/28/2014 Registration begins at 9 AM; 5k will begin at 11 AM. Please note there are registration fees for this event.
Walk for Wishes 2nd annual 5k Run/Walk will take place to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation of Suffolk County. Help make wishes come true!

Cancer Prevention Community Educational Lectures/Turn the Town Pink- Breast Cancer Awareness

October- Various Dates

Various dates and locations throughout Town of Brookhaven; assistance needed with coordination of lectures conducted by SBM physicians


Walk - Making Strides of Dowling College, NY- (Dowling College)



Dog Fest Walk and Roll- (Massapequa)



Women’s Conference and Expo (Farmingville)


Event starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 3 PM. Volunteers requested to commit to a 3 hour- long shift

Volunteers needed to staff the SBU table. Volunteers are asked for a 3 hour-long commitment with duties including, set up, staffing tables, and/or breakdown. This event is dedicated to women empowerment and positivity, and is an all-day event. The event will be located at the Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville.  Lunch will be provided. 


Walk - Making Strides of Long Island, NY (Jones Beach)



JDRF One Walk 5k (Yaphank)                      



Walk to Prevent Suicide (Old Westbury Gardens) 



Run for the Warriors- 7th Annual Long Island Run For The Warriors® 10K, 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run- (Lindenhurst)     


Polar Bear Plunge (Mt. Sinai)



Additional available projects/opportunities in several non-profit organizations on LI and NYC  

Dates Open


onging.long term off and off campus

Want to run a drive? Great Opportunity for Student Groups to help individuals and families in need!

Laptops and other Computer Equipment Wanted

RSVP's Community Computer Connections program has an on-going shortage of laptop computers to meet the requests by client families. In addition to computers, since a number of computer donations come without monitors and hard drives, we are looking for LCD monitors, hard drives of either IDE (>40 gB) or SATA as well as memory sticks (≥ 512 M). For additional details email!

The goal of the Community Computer Connections program is to provide computers free of charge to individuals and families across Long Island who would otherwise not be able to afford this equipment.  This program is sponsored by RSVP, a not-for-profit agency started in 1972, which has over 950 adults 55+ serving at over 120 organizations throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. RSVP’s mission is to provide diverse volunteer opportunities to seniors who want to remain active in meaningful community service.  Since 2006 we have provided more than 3100 computers to more than 6000 individuals and families who could not afford this vital tool of today’s society. 

Computer Installers needed by Community Computer Connections Program (Off-campus)

Volunteer to deliver hope in the form of a refurbished computer to families in need on Long Island. You can sign up as an individual or with a friend that you would like to volunteer with!

Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers are needed in Nassau and Suffolk counties to deliver and install donated/refurbished computers in the homes of client families.  The volunteer installer will pick up (via personal vehicle – no heavy lifting required) the refurbished computer from a technical volunteer’s home and deliver the equipment to the recipient client’s home.   The volunteer installer connects the equipment, informs the client what software is on the computer and provides a brief explanation of PC operation basics.  No detailed technical knowledge of computers or software is required.

The Installer function is one of the most satisfying aspects of the Community Computer Connections Program – this volunteer gets to see the reaction of families and children who never thought they could have their own computer!

The Community Computer Connections Program (CCCP) is sponsored by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, a not-for-profit agency.   CCCP provides refurbished computers free of charge to individuals and families across Long Island who would otherwise not be able to afford this equipment. The Community Computer Connections Program has many other needs – and we are certain we can find a spot for you in our Program.  Other areas include: refurbishers, equipment transporters, clerical help, outreach for computer equipment, and research for fund raising.

Email to find out how to sign up!

Supply Our Students (On-campus/Off-campus)

Want to help fill a child’s backpack with necessary school supplies? Be a part of an Annual School Supply Drive for the Homeless hosted by The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH)!
Pick up of supplies once collected can be arranged.  Supplies are being collected from now through August 10th, contact to find out how to get started today!

Hope for Javier

Eight year old Javier, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It has a 100% fatality rate. With a life expectancy if 18 to 20 years, Javier still has hope for his future. Keep that hope alive by spreading awareness and raising funds to find the cure!

United Veterans Beacon House (Off-Campus)

Is your student group looking for a community service project? UVBH provides US Veterans with temporary and permanent housing. They currently serve 23 housing locations throughout Suffolk and Nassau County and over 185 men, women and children on any given day. They are looking for student groups to assist with projects including porch painting, property clean-up, and food and clothing drives both on and off campus.

Mentoring and Academic Support Programs (Off-Campus)

Interested in working with children? Many programs and schools look for volunteers to assist with after school programs–helping with homework, participating in outdoor activities, etc.  Commitment of a minimum of one day per week for at least one semester required. Great opportunity for individual students and student groups. Opportunities open at Comsewogue Youth Club, Coram School District, Boys and Girls Club, PAR FORE, and many more.

Holiday Projects–Thanksgiving and Christmas (Off-Campus)

We offer the following suggestions for holiday volunteering but additional opportunities are available.
    • Volunteer at Soup Kitchens in various locations
    • Support Holiday Wish Lists for Homeless Families with Children partnering with local non-profits
    • Coordinate Holidays Food Drives
    • Host children from local nonprofits for Holiday Parties

If you would like to volunteer... individually or with your student group for any of these great opportunities, please email Megan Smedley, Internship Consultant, at

Please include your name, email, SBU ID, phone #. Please indicate which project you are interested in the subject line of the email. If interested in I Love my Park Day, specify which park you would like to volunteer at.
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