The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) works with communities within and beyond Binghamton University's campus to provide various rewarding and meaningful opportunities to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The CCE supports the attainment of academic, personal, and professional growth through civic engagement to develop active and engaged citizens.
Looking for something to do? Below you will find many of the larger opportunities
sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement for students at Binghamton University.
If you have any questions regarding an opportunity, or you would like more information,
reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the listed individual running that program.
For more information on the Service Listings and the other tools the CCE offers students,
watch this short video!
CHOW Hunger Walk
Sunday, September 20 Registration at 1 p.m. Walk begins at 2 p.m. Lot E1 - behind the East Gym
The CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Sept.
20, in Lot E1 behind the East Gym. Registration begins at 1 p.m., and the walk begins
at 2 p.m., starting in Lot E1 and winding its way around the campus Brain. Food and
entertainment will be provided following the walk.
Students are encouraged to pick up CHOW donation envelopes at the Center for Civic
Engagement, UU-137, and collect pledges from friends and family. Every dollar raised
will go toward feeding hungry people right here in the greater Binghamton area through
CHOW's network of 60+ soup kitchens and food pantries in Broome County. Canned goods
and nonperishable food items will also be collected at the event.
Showcase of Community Opportunities
Thursday, October 8 12-4 p.m. UU-Mandela
Interested in community service, local internships, research opportunities, and FREE
t-shirts? You'll find all of that and more at the 6th Annual Showcase of Community
Binghamton University's Center for Civic Engagement is gathering 75+ local nonprofit
and community organizations, student groups and faculty members in one place to provide
students with networking, collaboration and community engagement opportunities in
all facets of community life. This is also your first chance to get the ever-popular
and always FREE 2015 CCE t-shirt, so don't miss it!
The majority of US citizens consider access to internet technology a given in their
everyday life. Here in Broome County there are many community members who don't; including
youth from economically stressed backgrounds, senior citizens, the unemployed and
under employed, immigrants, refugees, and formerly homeless individuals. The Center
for Civic Engagement (CCE) can use your help to get these people connected to the
Volunteer to TEACH basic computer literacy classes
Curriculum and activities provided
Learn from the CCE staff
Work with other committed students
Teach a group of community members who meet at a local nonprofit organization
Teach computer literacy to help bridge the digital divide!
Teach computer literacy using a tested, pre-developed curriculum.
Volunteer to REFURBISH computers for community members
Learn new skills from a computer refurbishment expert and retired electrical engineer
with years of experience
Work in an ON CAMPUS workshop
Become familiar with hardware, software, and how computers operate
Help deliver refurbished computers to community members
***No previous experience required, only the passion to improve the lives of Binghamton
community members by helping bridge the digital divide!***
Do you love working with children? Are you interested in volunteering this semester?
If so, please submit our Youth Engagement Interest Form! Completing the form is not a commitment to volunteering – it just allows us to learn
more about you and your interests.
The Broome County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for new members
from Binghamton University. CERT is a group of civilians who are trained to become
better prepared to mitigate and respond to hazards and emergencies in their communities.
CERT members are trained in traffic control and highway safety, wilderness search
and rescue, CPR and First Aid, basics of community emergency preparedness and disaster
response, and shelter operations. The CERT responds to floods, severe storms, and
other natural disasters, and also to large fairs and events to provide logistical
support to professional emergency responders. Joining this team is a large but rewarding
time commitment. Because of the on-going obligation after training, this opportunity
is available to sophomores ONLY.