Upcoming Service Events
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.
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!
Supply Our Students- (On-campus/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
- 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 Megan.Smedley@stonybrook.edu.