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upcoming service projects

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

12/8- Midnight Breakfast Volunteers
Now through January 9th- Conduct a Drive: Winter Clothing, Food & Toiletry Drive
Dates Flexible-LI State Veteran's Home
Dates TBD- Al's Angels/Cancer Center
Additional on-campus projects

Off Campus

Dates Flexible- Soup Kitchens (Long Island & NYC)
11/22 5th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge (Mt. Sinai)
1/21/2015 Annual Homeless Count Volunteers (Suffolk County and Nassau County)
Additional projects/opportunities 

Ongoing/ Long term On & Off Campus

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

12/8

Midnight Breakfast Volunteers Needed! (Union Commons)- Sign up by 12/1

Volunteers are requested to arrive at 10:15 PM in order to get set-up and to open the doors on time. The midnight breakfast itself is from 11 PM to 1 AM.

Midnight Breakfast is a great way to wish students luck as finals begin! If you can help make this event great, your assistance would be most appreciated. Volunteers are needed to aid in serving food, directing traffic and controlling flow into the Union Commons serving area. All volunteers will receive a Midnight Breakfast apron and a heart-felt thank you from Campus Dining, as well as a chance to win a special prize courtesy of FSA!

If you would like to volunteer please email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu with the names, major, emails, phone numbers, and student ID numbers of interested volunteers. 

Now through January 9th!

Conduct a Winter Clothing, Food & Toiletry Drive!

Great opportunity for student groups!

Conduct a drive for LI Coalition for the Homeless! Now through January 9th! Donations will be given to the homeless on January 21st, you can volunteer for this too if you wish! See Annual Homeless Count Volunteers for more information!

Among the most needed items are non-perishable, ready to eat food and snacks; travel size hygiene items such as hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes and feminine products; adult sized winter garments (either new or gently used) such as coats, scarves hats and gloves; new items such as socks and underwear.

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

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! Contact Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu to find out how to get started!

 

December Date TBD

Al’s Angels/Cancer Center 

One date in December TBD 

Unload truckwith 50 bins of food for delivery to patient families, around 6 PM - 6 volunteers needed!
 
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!
 

Additional projects are available, including but not limited to:

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

 

off campus


Flexible

Soup Kitchens (Long Island & NYC)

Various Soup Kitchens across Long Island and NYC rely on the assistance of volunteers like you! Email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu to get started!

11/22

 5th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge (Mt. Sinai)    

Volunteer or Participate!

For additional details visit ZebraNet Job ID: 41488!

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!

1/21/2015

Annual Homeless Count Volunteers (Suffolk County and Nassau County)

Volunteers needed to assist with the counting of the homeless on Long Island. By counting the number of homeless in Suffolk County and Nassau County this helps to ensure that they receive necessary resources. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of two hours on the day of the count. A one to two hours training will be held the day before the event, it is strongly recommended that volunteers attend. Due to the complexity of this task, it is asked that volunteers be adults that have experience in a social work related field or are graduate level students in social work related fields. 

For additional details visit ZebraNet Job ID: 41397!

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!

Dates Open

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

Dates Open

 

onging.long term off and off campus

  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: 41716

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: 41412!

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: 39238

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: 39238

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! Email Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu to get started!

 

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. If interested in I Love my Park Day, specify which park you would like to volunteer at.
 
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