Alumni Global Day of Service
Join our inaugural program!
April 18, 2015: A day of service. A world of difference.
The Alumni Association and Center for Civic Engagement are pleased to introduce the inaugural Binghamton University Alumni Global Day of Service on Saturday, April 18 during National Volunteer Month.
This special initiative will unite alumni (and Binghamton students locally) in meaningful service projects within their communities on a single, designated day while demonstrating the power and reach of our global alumni network.
How can I participate?
- Volunteer at a designated service site - see a list of our alumni-led projects and register for one.
- Participate on your own with an independent service project. Below, you will find ideas for service activities you can do on your own. Use our online form to tell us about your service project.
Whether you participate at a Binghamton University organized site or on your own, your commitment to service and volunteerism is valued and important. Together, Binghamton University alumni, students and friends can make a world of difference.
If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Holicky, associate director of alumni
volunteer engagement, by e-mail or at 607-777-6206.
Independent Service Project Ideas:
- Volunteer at a homeless or women's shelter
- Volunteer at your child's school
- Coach a sports team
- Write a letter to a member of our military
- Collect items to donate to an organization that can use them
- Volunteer at an animal shelter
- Mentor a student or provide career advice
- Volunteer at a local hospital or retirement community
- Pick up litter at a park or playground
- Donate blood
- Help beautify your community
Alumni Global Day of Service Steering Committee
Lisa M. Abbott, MBA '93
William H. Groner '77
Gary A. Kibel '90, MBA '92
Gregory A. Ronneburger '97, MBA '99
Allison F. Alden '80, MAT '81, EdD '02
Christie Ann Zwahlen, MA '09
A Tradition of Service
Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946 to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. This mission to serve the public good has been a guiding principle which has carried the University into the 21st century.
One of the University Road Map's five strategic priorities "[community] engagement from the local to the global level" is viewed both as an important means of developing "multi-dimensional students" who care about public issues and a way to increase the University's social and cultural impacts on the community.
Founded in 2010, the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) serves as a mechanism to help deepen the University's impact on the community, providing guidance and information to students, faculty, staff and alumni about how to engage in projects, academic courses, and other initiatives which benefit the public in meaningful ways.