2020 Alumni Global Day of Service


The sixth annual Alumni Global Day of Service will unite Binghamton University graduates in community service projects, showing Bing pride and the collective power of volunteerism.

Here's how you can participate:

1. Plan or join a project in your region. Late this year, we'll call for alumni to organize and lead community service projects. In February 2020, the group project lineup will be posted to this website and we'll open volunteer registration.

2. Engage in independent service. If we don't offer a group project in your region, or if you're not able to make it to one in your area, some ideas for independent service are listed below. 

  • Donate blood
  • Donate gently used clothing or toys
  • Donate books to your local library
  • Donate coats and other items for the homeless
  • Donate food items to your local food bank
  • Serve food at a soup kitchen
  • Volunteer at your local hospital or retirement community
  • Help beautify your city
  • Help at, or donate supplies to, your local animal shelter
  • Write to soldiers

3. Share your #BingPride by making a gift to The Binghamton Fund.

4. Post your good news on social media. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Twitter help us share all your hard work during Alumni Global Day of Service and afterward. Want to learn more about sharing your stories? See quick tips for site leaders and volunteers, and learn how to create fun and compelling social content for this event.

If you have questions about Alumni Global Day of Service, contact Alicia Hibbard in the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Binghamton University's Philosophy of Service

Our University community has a long history of community engagement. As a public institution "dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities," serving the public is and always has been at Binghamton's core. The Binghamton University community views service as a two-way, mutually beneficial engagement for the public good. Those receiving service benefit from what help is being provided, and those serving learn and are enriched by the knowledge and experience of community members. Binghamton University students, staff, faculty and alumni are expected to be humble and open to learning from the experience, which should benefit all.