Students, Faculty/Staff and Alumni:
The SUNY New Paltz Career Resource Center is committed to providing students and alumni with volunteer and service learning opportunities.
- You can participate in one-time, short-term or ongoing projects with community-based organizations.
- Individuals and groups of students can assist with projects.
- Examples include but are not limited to tutoring, mentoring, clerical work, mailing, fundraising, or special events.
Through your volunteer efforts you choose to make the world a better place for all by giving your time, while at the same time, gaining valuable experience and skills. Whether you prefer one-time events or regular ongoing options, working by yourself, or in a group, the Service Learning Coordinator in the Career Resource Center offers regular opportunities to get involved with the wider community. Examples include, but are not limited to: tutoring, mentoring, collecting food/other needed items or special events such as...
♦Make Difference Day
Each October, The Career Resource Center and the Office of Student Activities and Union Services host Make a Difference Day., the largest national day of doing good! Volunteers spend the day at one of approximately 20 service sites in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, meeting new people, making a difference, and having fun!
♦Alternative Spring Break New Paltz
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) provides students with an opportunity to help the New Paltz community over their spring break in a fun and meaningful way. This week-long initiative gives students the opportunity to take part in a number of volunteer, social, and educational activities to help make the community a better place.
♦Highland Residential Center Tutoring Program
Highland Residential Center is a juvenile detention facility in need of volunteers from the college community to tutor the HRC residents in basic math, English, and related topics. Fifteen tutors are needed each semester to provide tutoring at HRC. For more information, please contact Erica Wagner, Service Learning Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knowledge, time, and the energy of people are a powerful resource in our community. Service Learning is a teaching/ learning strategy that links learning in the classroom to activities throughout New Paltz and the surrounding communities. With service learning, your academic coursework will provide a structured opportunity for your talents to address real-life community needs. The integration of community needs into an academic setting improves student learning and fosters civic involvement.
Volunteering and Service Learning are fulfilling experiences. They are practical, too! Here's what you can gain:
- Practical Experience
- Computer skills
- Communication skills
- Critical Thinking/Problem Solving skills
- Networking opportunities
- Civic responsibility
- Public speaking skills
New Paltz Volunteers
Volunteer and Service Learning opportunities are posted through New Paltz Volunteers.
A number of SUNY New Paltz's community partners need volunteers on a regular basis as well as for one-time events. This mailing list was created last year to share these opportunities directly with interested New Paltz students.
To receive information via email about upcoming opportunities, subscribe to New Paltz Volunteers! It's easy to subscribe- just email your Banner number and full name to email@example.com.
If you have questions, contact the Career Resource Center.