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Volunteer & Community Services

Volunteer & Community Services
Williams Center, S-227
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3690


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Campus Calendar

Feeding Fredonia Challenge: Oct. 19 - 24, Food Drive benefit Fredonia Food pantry. To donate, drop-off non-perishable food items at: Williams Ctr., Dods, Fenton,Thompson, McEwen, Mason, Science Ctr rm.221, Residence Halls           

Days of Service: Nov. 6 - 12 Times vary. (Volunteer efforts/service learning projects at various locations throughout the community)

Fall Sweep (leaf raking): Sun., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Williams Ctr., MPR (in conjunction with the Days of Service)

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The 3rd Annual Fredonia Days of Service will take place November 6-12.  This campus tradition combines volunteer efforts and service-learning projects at various locations throughout the local community. Community service projects include but, not limited to: raking leaves, painting, cleaning, serving meals, playing Bingo, picking up trash, registering blood donors, collecting food items for local food pantries, and assisting local youth and senior citizens.
This program is proud to partner with Fredonia's 10th Annual Fall Sweep on November 9th.

Individual and group volunteers are welcome!  Please sign-up online by November 2nd.  To see a full list of projects and register click here.

Calling all Freshmen!

Have you ever volunteered at a soup kitchen or for Habitat for Humanity? Have you ever wanted to do more to help others or make a difference in someone's life?

Stop by the Volunteer and Community Services Office located in the Williams Center, room S-227, and learn about the opportunities available to you. To view students engaging in volunteer services click here.

About Volunteer and Community Services

The Volunteer and Community Services Program provides volunteer opportunities for students to help build sustainable and meaningful partnerships in the community. This program assists students with real world experience while enriching the lives of others and enhancing their academic experience. In addition, the office provides advisement and resources to faculty and staff. It is dedicated to promoting volunteerism and service learning experiences in and outside the classroom.

Interaction with people from the community can help with recommendations for future jobs. There are many positive aspects to being a volunteer; especially feeling good about making a difference.

What you will gain from service...

  • A broader concern for the welfare of others
  • A sense of doing something worthwhile
  • A feeling of satisfaction and increased self esteem
  • Improved Communication skills
  • Openness to persons different than yourself
  • Openness to new experiences
  • Personal Power
  • Valuable experiences related to your chosen career

Three R’s to volunteering...

  • Responsibility - A great deal of responsibility goes into volunteering. The agency needs to know when they will be able to count on you to help. It is important to have good communication with both the volunteer agency and the volunteer program. All activities and responsibilities outlined in the contract between the agency and the volunteer must be followed.
  • Reward is found in knowing that you are making a difference in someone’s life.
  • Recreation is found in choosing a volunteer site that interests you.

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