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Upcoming Service Events

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

Team Hope Walk to support Huntington’s Disease Society of America (Rockville Centre)

Individuals and Groups welcome!!
Sunday 9/7/2014 Registration begins at 9:00am; walk kicks off at 10:00am.
All proceeds support HDSA’s fight to improve the lives of people affected by Huntington's Disease and their families.
The HDSA is seeking people to sponsor, form a team, walk as an individual, donate products or raffle prizes or volunteer to coordinate the event activities. 

2-3 volunteers needed to help with event setup and breakdown!


Volunteers needed at 4 PM to set up chairs for an audience of 100 at the GYN Candelight Ceremony, volunteers are asked to return around 6:30 PM to cleanup the chairs. 

LI Ducks Concession Stand Volunteers to benefit Hope For Youth (Central Islip- Bethpage Ballpark)

Help manage the concessions stands the the Ducks’s home field Bathpage Ballpark, a portion of the proceeds collected will be donated to Hope for Youth! All that's needed is a happy smile, and your best "Can I help you?"

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

Individuals and Groups Welcome!!
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)

Individuals and Groups Welcome!!
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!

Bathing Suit and Towel Collection Drive – Long Island Coalition for the Homeless- On/Off Campus

Interested in starting a collection drive? Many of the children Long Island Coalition for the Homeless helps come from shelters, items like towels and bathing suits are limited.  They are in desperate need of previously owned towels that are gently used, but no longer needed. They are also looking for bathing suits for kids ages 5-18, in new or like-new condition.

Donations will be accepted through August 22, 2014! Email to sign-up! 


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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Students are responsible for their own transportation.
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