On-Campus Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering and giving back to others is a vital part of community life, especially at Stony Brook University. By volunteering, you can gain excellent experience for your future career, develop teamwork and leadership skills, and better understand social issues that exist in our society.
Upcoming On Campus Opportunities
Ongoing On Campus Opportunities
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 Stony Brook University Hospital Volunteers for more information!
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!
Find a student organization that is seeking volunteers!
The Stony Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps is a student-run volunteer organization which responds to 911 emergency calls on campus and surround areas. SBVAC has over 90 members, most of which are students, who volunteer to help other students on campus. SBVAC recruits new members at the beginning of every semester, information can be found on their website and Facebook page. Click here for more information!
Service oriented student organizations
*For a complete list of student organizations visit student activities
Annual Campaigns, Charitable Endeavors and Additional SBU Resources
want to volunteer beyond the brook?
Opportunities are available on Long Island, in New York City, and anywhere else you can imagine! View Off Campus Opportunities or Long Term Opportunities & Special Service Programs for more information! Volunteering can range from a few hours a week to a full-time service position. Volunteering encompasses many different types of industries, including healthcare, education, environmental, and more! You can also search for volunteer positions in Handshake!