Current Events and Programs for Students

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 or contact the listed individual running that program. 
For more opportunities, explore our Service Listings, our Events Calendar and our Student Newsletter.

Showcase of Community Opportunities

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Binghamton University's Center for Civic Engagement will host the annual Showcase of Community Opportunities from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 7, in the University Union Mandela Room. The showcase is expected to draw more than 75 local nonprofit and community organizations, student and faculty groups and will provide students with networking, collaboration and community engagement opportunities in all facets of community life. Students will be able to pick up information and learn about various internships, research projects and volunteer service opportunities on and off campus. The event also seeks to foster partnerships between area professionals and University faculty and personnel in an effort to create solutions to community problems. Community organizations and faculty, staff or student organizations who wish to be represented at the event can receive more information by contacting the CCE at 607-777-4287 or  

Political Engagement

As a United States citizen, you have the opportunity to influence the world around you, on a local, national, and even global level, simply by casting your vote this November.

The Center for Civic Engagement wants to make sure you know what your voting rights are as a student in Broome County and how to exercise them. For more information, visit our Political Engagement page.

Voter Registration Drive Competition

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CHOW Hunger Walk

Sunday, October 19
Registration at 1:00pm
Start Time 2:00pm
Behind the East Gym, Binghamton University
Join students, staff, faculty and community members as we work to Trample Hunger at the 32nd Annual CHOW Hunger Walk! Entertainment, games and food will be provided at the conclusion of the Walk.
Students interested in walking can pick up a donation collection envelope at the Center for Civic Engagement, UU137. Every little bit helps fight hunger in Broome County--and don't forget to bring some canned goods to donate as well!

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Bridging the Digital Divide Program
Contact: Bryanna Merrill - - 607-777-2536 - BDDP Website
Can you imagine not having a computer?
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 digital world!
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!***
Ready to get started? Email telling the team why you think you're the right fit for this project. Please also attach a resume for our reference.

Volunteer with Area Youth
Contact: Natalie Bock, Youth Engagement Coordinator - - 607-777-2536 - CCE Youth Engagement Website
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.

 Join the Community Emergency Response Team
Contact: Indy Li - - 607-777-2536 - CERT Website
Attention Sophomores! Join the B.U./Broome County Community Emergency Response Team!
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.
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Last Updated: 10/3/14