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

 

On Campus

Conduct a Drive: LI Coalition for the Homeless
4/25-4/26- Relay for Life of Stony Brook University
SBU Hospital Volunteers
LI State Veteran's Home
Additional on-campus projects

Off Campus

2/7-4/11 Island Harvest SNAP Outreach (Suffolk & Nassau County)
2/26- Kick-Off Walk Season-March of Dimes (Farmingdale)
Dates Flexible- Sachem School District Presentations
3/31- Have a Heart for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil 
4/26 March for Babies (East Meadow)
4/26- Walk With Me (Jones Beach)
5/2- I Love My Park Day (Parks Across Long Island)
5/2- NAMIWalk (Jones Beach)
5/3- March for Babies (Holtsville)
5/3- MS WALK (Belmont Lake State Park)
5/16- MS WALK (Jones Beach)
5/16 Walk to Cure Arthritis (Belmont Lake State Park)
Dates Flexible- Soup Kitchens (Long Island & NYC)
Additional projects/opportunities 

Ongoing/ Long term On & Off Campus

SBU Hospital Volunteers
LI State Veteran's Home
Sandy Relief Projects
After School Program Volunteers (Suffolk County & Nassau County)
Want to run a drive? Great Opportunity for Student Groups to help individuals and families in need!
Computer Installers needed by Community Computer Connections Program (Off-campus)
Hope for Javier
United Veterans Beacon House (Off-Campus)
Mentoring and Academic Support Programs (Off-Campus)
Holiday Projects–Thanksgiving and Christmas (Off-Campus)
Soup Kitchens (Off-Campus)
 

Email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu to sign up for any of these great opportunities!

 

on campus

Dates Flexible

Conduct a Drive: LI Coalition for the Homeless

Conduct a drive for LI Coalition for the Homeless for necessary items including new baby items, toiletries, non-perishable foods, or household/cleaning items!

Collection drives are a great opportunity for student groups to work together as a team and provide resources to populations in need! Skills that can be used or built from organizing a collection drive include: organization, collaboration, teamwork, networking, communication and many more!

If you would like to start a collection drive email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu for additional information!

4/25-4/26

Relay for Life of Stony Brook University

Participate/Volunteer/Fundraise 

Sign up as an individual, with friends, or with a student group! 

4/25/2015-4/26/2015 
Stony Brook University 
Time: TBD 

American Cancer Society Relay For Life campus events serve as a powerful way for you to raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer, from helping people facing the disease in your community to ensuring cancer is a thing of the past for future generations. The Relay For Life movement features campus and community events that offer an opportunity to honor the cancer survivors in your life, promote how you can reduce your cancer risk, and raise money to help find a cure. Today, with the support of thousands of student volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we end cancer once and for all! 

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/JzkSnfE9JE. If you have any additional questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

Dates Flexible

SBU Hospital Volunteers

SBU Hospital is always seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks in different departments! No matter what your major or future career goals are volunteers can volunteer in the SBU hospital! Volunteer positions can vary from administrative type work to interacting with patients.

Volunteers who can commit to a minimum of three hours a week for at least eight months or a total of 100 hours are encouraged to apply!

No car required! SBU Hospital is within walking distance! Interested? Visit ZebraNet Job ID: 43925 for instructions on how to apply!

Dates Flexible

LI State Veteran's Home

Ongoing and one-time opportunities available!

Student groups and individuals welcome! No car required!

Help the Therapeutic Recreation Department to implement the philosophy of “Food and Fun!” They believe that enjoying life and being engaged are very important and that you are never too old to learn new things. You can assist by helping residents stay active in the community, and engaged in life. There are a wide variety of recreation programs offered, you can help by encouraging and motivating residents to attend and participate. You may also provide residents with assistance to and from programs. Opportunities range from games, crafts, exercising, walking, entertainment, community day trips, and more. Projects can include one on one projects or group projects. One example of a one on one project is creating small wood projects which may include assisting with assembling, sanding, and or painting. Fine motor skills and good vision is a must for a project like this.

There are many different ways to volunteer at the LI State Veteran’s Home! To view more information or to submit an application visit LISVH Volunteer Services. If you are volunteering as a student group contact Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu to find out how to get started!

 

 

Additional projects are available, including but not limited to:

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

 

off campus


2/7-4/11

Island Harvest SNAP Outreach (Locations available across Suffolk County & Nassau County)

Student groups and individuals welcome!!

Volunteers will hand out SNAP- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program fliers, talk to families who may qualify for SNAP and provide information on how to apply. 
Training will be provided! 

Saturdays from 3pm-6pm 

Volunteers can sign up individually or in pairs! 

(Commitment for the entire semester is desired but not required. You can sign up for as many Saturdays as you want!) 

For more information or to sign up visit ZebraNet Job ID: 44472If you have any additional questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

2/26

Kick-Off Walk Season- March of Dimes (Farmingdale)

March of Dimes is in need of volunteers to help with their Kick-Off for their upcoming Walk season! 

Volunteers are needed to assist with event set up and check in: 

Setup is approximately 3-5:30pm (3-5 volunteers) 
Check-in is approximately from 5:30-7pm (5 volunteers) 

Volunteers are welcome to stay for the festivities! The event runs from 6-9pm.  Event will be held at Carlyle on the Green in Farmingdale, NY. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

To sign up email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu ASAP! Please include your name, email address, SBU ID number, and phone number. Indicate what times you are available to volunteer for (volunteers can volunteer for both).

Dates Flexible

Sachem School District Presentations (Lake Ronkonkoma/Farmingville)

Sachem School District seeks presenters for one hour presentation to high school students! Presentations are from: 

10:30 AM to 11:16AM 
11:15AM to 12:05PM 

Dates are flexible! 2-3 volunteers per presentation! Students can do both presentations or one, presentations are back to back. 

You can choose the topic from the following list for each presentation (Assistance is available for you with information on these topics): 

Prepare for College: Planning Ahead Pays Off 

Safety on a college campus 

Time management /Stress management 

Students are responsible for their own transportation. To apply please submit your resume through ZebraNet Job#:44295.

 

3/31

Have a Heart for the Homeless Candlelight Vigil

Great volunteer opportunity for individuals & student groups!

Each year Long Island Coalition for the Homeless holds the "Have a Heart for the Homeless" Candlelight Vigil to raise awareness about the homeless and the great need for affordable housing in our region.

An exciting feature of this event is that all items donated will be distributed at the end of the Vigil to those in need and agencies working with them.

Volunteers are needed for assignments including helping to advertise, helping with setup and/or cleanup, distributing items, staffing information tables, assisting with snack tables, or loading/unloading supplies.

March 31st, 2015

Farmingdale State College

6-8pm

Students are responsible for their own transportation. 

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/j5RcYklU1HIf you have any questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

4/26

March for Babies (East Meadow)

Participate/Volunteer/Fundraise

Sign up as an individual, with a friend or with a student group! 

Start time: 10:00 AM, Registration time: 9:00AM

Why walk?

When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.3 billion to benefit all babies.

What to expect...

This year, 3 million people will join their family, friends and colleagues in nearly 700 communities across the nation. Our volunteers and staff will encourage and support you in your efforts to raise awareness and funds. No matter if this is your first year or your 25th, you can expect the event to be fun, compelling and rewarding.

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/pNQVyoaLCu. If you have any additional questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

4/26

Walk With Me (Jones Beach)

Participate/Volunteer/Fundraise

Sign up as an individual, with friends or with a student group!

Location: Jones Beach State Park, Field 5

Schedule: 10:00am Registration; 10:30am Games & Activities; 11:45 Walk Start; 12:30 Post Walk Celebration

Easter Seals Walk With Me is a national fundraising event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities!

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to sign up for this event: http://goo.gl/forms/qxJwfG7fek. If you have any questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

5/2

I Love My Park Day (Various parks across Long Island)

Save the Date!! I Love My Park Day is seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks at parks across Long Island. This is a great opportunity for individuals, friends, and student groups! Projects can range from cleaning up a beach, to restoring trails or picnic tables, to painting structures! More information to come soon!!

5/2

NAMIWalk (Jones Beach)

Participate/Volunteer/Fundraise

Sign up as an individual, with friends, or with a student group!

Location: Jones Beach, East Bathhouse, Parking Field #5

Distance: 5K

Check-in: 10:00 am

Start Time: 11:00 am

Featuring food, fun, music and activities for the whole family, NAMIWalks is a very special day when we come together to raise awareness about mental illness and funds to support NAMI local programs and services. So plan to join us as we walk with pride, changing the face of mental illness….one step at a time!

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/IJbNjDrTzZIf you have any questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

5/3

March for Babies (Holtsville)

Participate/Volunteer/Fundraise

Sign up as an individual, with friends, or with a student group!

Start time: 10:00 AM, Registration time: 9:00AM

Why walk?

When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.3 billion to benefit all babies.

What to expect...

This year, 3 million people will join their family, friends and colleagues in nearly 700 communities across the nation. Our volunteers and staff will encourage and support you in your efforts to raise awareness and funds. No matter if this is your first year or your 25th, you can expect the event to be fun, compelling and rewarding.

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/pNQVyoaLCu. If you have any additional questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

5/3

MS Walk (Belmont Lake State Park)

Sign up as an individual, with a friend or with a student group! There are two dates and locations to choose from:

Walk MS: Belmont Lake State Park 2015 Presented by Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015

Location: Belmont Lake State Park

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 42,000 people affected by MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/ftt8T8If you have any additional questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

5/16

MS Walk (Jones Beach)

Sign up as an individual, with a friend or with a student group! There are two dates and locations to choose from:

Walk MS: Jones Beach 2015 Presented by Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015

Location: Jones Beach, Field 5

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections.

When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 42,000 people affected by MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/ftt8T8If you have any additional questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

5/16

Walk to Cure Arthritis (Belmont Lake State Park)

Sign up as an individual, with friends, or with a student group! You can participate, volunteer, and/or fundraise! 

2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis 
Belmont Lake State Park 
Saturday, May 16, 2015 
Registration Opens at 9:00 AM 
Walk Begins at 11:00 AM 

The Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. With your donation, we change lives by helping people gain access to the critical medications necessary to live full, healthy lives and funding research that provides better treatments today and promises a cure for tomorrow. 

The event features a three-mile and a one and a half mile course, with arthritis information and activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs. 

Let's raise funds to find a cure for arthritis, then come together to support each other and walk! Every step counts, every dollar matters!

Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Click here to sign up: http://goo.gl/forms/eVHl9cCcitIf you have any additional questions please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.

Flexible

Soup Kitchens (Long Island & NYC)

Various Soup Kitchens across Long Island and NYC rely on the assistance of volunteers like you! Click here to sign up and you will receive a list of soup kitchens to contact: http://goo.gl/forms/OI6sFUwrlT

Dates Open

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

Dates Open

 

onging.long term off and off campus

SBU Hospital Volunteers

SBU Hospital is always seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks in different departments! No matter what your major or future career goals are volunteers can volunteer in the SBU hospital! Volunteer positions can vary from administrative type work to interacting with patients.

Volunteers who can commit to a minimum of three hours a week for at least eight months or a total of 100 hours are encouraged to apply!

No car required! SBU Hospital is within walking distance! Interested? Visit ZebraNet Job ID: 43925 for instructions on how to apply!

  LI State Veteran's Home 

Ongoing and one-time opportunities available!

Student groups and individuals welcome! No car required!

Help the Therapeutic Recreation Department to implement the philosophy of “Food and Fun!” They believe that enjoying life and being engaged are very important and that you are never too old to learn new things. You can assist by helping residents stay active in the community, and engaged in life. There are a wide variety of recreation programs offered, you can help by encouraging and motivating residents to attend and participate. You may also provide residents with assistance to and from programs. Opportunities range from games, crafts, exercising, walking, entertainment, community day trips, and more. Projects can include one on one projects or group projects. One example of a one on one project is creating small wood projects which may include assisting with assembling, sanding, and or painting. Fine motor skills and good vision is a must for a project like this.

There are many different ways to volunteer at the LI State Veteran’s Home! To view more information or to submit an application visit LISVH Volunteer Services. If you are volunteering as a student group contact Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu to find out how to get started!

 

Sandy Relief Projects

While two years have passed since Hurricane Sandy, the work that has to be done has not! There are many projects still seeking volunteers! Projects can include anything from muck and guts, sheet rocking and painting to yard work depending on what is needed. 

Seeking groups preferably of 8 to 12 people! 

To sign up email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu. Please include: Name, SBU ID Number, phone number, email and the title of the event you would like to sign up for! If you are participating as part of a student group please include the name of the student group!

ZebraNet Job ID: 43839

After School Program Volunteers (Suffolk County & Nassau County)

1 day per week from 2- 4 PM, 6 month commitment

Locations include Patchogue, Riverhead, William Floyd, Freeport, Wyandanch, Brentwood

Support Girls Inc. of Long Island staff in administering Girls Inc. activities and curriculum, help in organizing and leading the girls, build a fun and comfortable atmosphere for the girls. For additional information and to sign up please visit ZebraNet Job ID: 43653!

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 Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu!

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. 

ZebraNet Job ID: 43841

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 Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu to find out how to sign up!
ZebraNet Job ID: 43840

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

Soup Kitchens (Off-Campus)

Various Soup Kitchens across Long Island and NYC rely on the assistance of volunteers like you! Want to volunteer? Fill out this form, you will receive an email with a list of soup kitchens you can contact  http://goo.gl/forms/OI6sFUwrlT!

 

If you would like to volunteer... 

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 Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.
Please include your name, email, SBU ID #, phone #. Please indicate which project you are interested in the subject line of the email. 
 
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Students are responsible for their own transportation.
 
 
 
 
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