2019 Alumni Global Day of Service
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 12-14
The fifth annual Alumni Global Day of Service united Binghamton University graduates in community service projects during a designated weekend, showing Bing pride and the collective power of volunteerism. Stay tuned for updates with a full schedule and alumni-led projects.
Questions? Contact Alicia Hibbard, senior coordinator of alumni volunteer engagement.
There are many ways to participate!
2. Lead a project from your office or classroom. Hold a drive for items needed by a local non-profit organization (e.g., clothing, school supplies) in the week leading up to Alumni Global Day of Service weekend. Make it a competition between your employees or students so it's more fun. Then take your donations to the non-profit or local shelter where they would be most appreciated. Make sure to write down the names of all who donated and take pictures of what you collected and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Join a project in your region.
4. Engage in independent service (some ideas 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
If you need more ideas, reach out to Alicia Hibbard.
5. Share your #BingPride by making a gift to The Binghamton Fund.
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 meaningful event.
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.