Students, Faculty/Staff and Alumni:
Thanks to everyone who participated in Make a Difference Day 2014!
Some ways to learn about volunteer opportunities and to get involved include:
♦Make a 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 25 service sites in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, meeting new people, making a difference, and having fun!
♦ 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 (N#) and full name to email@example.com.
♦ Volunteer Fair
Each September, the Career Resource Center hosts a Volunteer Fair with approximately 50 local, national, and international organizations offering volunteer experiences to SUNY New Paltz students. Check the Career Resource Center website for event date and details.
What are the benefits of volunteering?
Provides experiential opportunities to reinforce classroom learning.Intrinsic reward of providing service and making a difference in the community. Develop real world experience and skills employers are looking for.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving skills
Public speaking skills
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, on-going 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...
♦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 selected 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.