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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

Carnegie Foundation - Community Engagement Classification


Volunteer Services Newsletter (PDF)

Have you volunteered?

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Upcoming Events
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Campus Calendar

Relay for Life: Sat. April 16 - 17; 4:00 pm - 4:00 am, Steele Hall Field House; Register, go to:

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup: Sat. April 23, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm, Point Gratiot Beach (transportation will be provided through mini vans and carpools leaving at 11:30 am from Fenton Hall parking lot.) Rain date, Sun. Apr. 24           

Buffalo News Kids Day: Tues., April 26, 5:30 am - 8:30 am, streets of Fredonia

Getting Started

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VCS Brochure - PDF

Info Sheet - Word | PDF

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DOS Breakfast
Relay for Life


Fredonia Days of Service

The Days of Service will combine volunteer efforts and service-learning projects at various locations throughout the community. These volunteer/ service projects will be held from November 7 through the 12. Times will vary between 9am and 6pm. If you are interested in lending a helping hand in the community please 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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