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Upcoming Service Events


Volunteer at the SBVAC On Campus Drill!

SBVAC members will be testing their ability to handle a scenario involving multiple patients. As a volunteer you will be given a description of your “injuries” as a patient and informed what to do when the EMT arrives to help. Pizza will be provided after for volunteers. This is also a great opportunity to observe SBVAC and see if emergency response is right for you!

3rd Annual I Love My Park Day!

Saturday, May 3, 2014
I Love My Park Day is a statewide initiative to mobilize volunteers to improve the condition of State Parks and historic sites, and raise the awareness of the beauty and resources available through the State Parks System. Volunteers will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification efforts in each park.
Robert Moses State Park
Belmont Lake State Park
Captree State Park
Heckscher State Park
Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Walt Whitman Birthplace Historic Site
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Nissequogue River
Sunken Meadow State Park
Caleb Smith State park
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
Montauk Point State Park
*Nassau County locations are available

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

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

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

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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