Note: In efforts to practice social distancing and flatten the curve, the logistics of traditional student volunteering may not be possible this fall. The CCE has put together some tips to think about when organizing online or virtual service opportunities.
Learn more regarding the University’s response to the coronavirus.
Working with the Center for Civic Engagement at Binghamton University will be rewarding for your organization, allowing you to connect with the thousands of Binghamton University students who participate in volunteer opportunities and community-engaged courses every year. By using CCE resources, your organization will benefit from exposure to these students and can recruit them to help with your various projects and opportunities.
Connect with Student Volunteers
The CCE Service Listings is a searchable database located on the Binghamton University Center for Civic Engagement website. It contains hundreds of community organizations and the opportunities they have available for students to be engaged in the community. Adding your organization to the Service Listings is a great way to recruit volunteers, interns, mentors, research assistants and more.
- If your organization is already registered in the Service Listings, log into your account.
- If your organization is not already registered, add your organization.
- Once logged in, you can add new listings, edit old listings or edit your organization's profile.
Things to keep in mind when adding an opportunity to the Service Listings:
The opportunities with the highest rates of response include a full, detailed explanation of what is expected and why it is a worthwhile endeavor. Fill out the submission form completely, including the expected time commitment, any training requirements or other prerequisites, etc. Most students (like most adults) prefer to know what will be expected of them before they make a commitment.
Partner with impactBING CORE
impactBING CORE (Community Opportunities for Real Engagement) is a volunteer placement program run by the CCE that provides extra support for organizations in recruiting, interviewing, placing, training and coordinating student volunteers. Organizations in any field of work are welcome. Long-term and short-term volunteer needs can be accommodated, but longer-term opportunities that provide a more meaningful experience for students will be prioritized. Learn more on the impactBING CORE website.
Share opportunities in our weekly student newsletter
The CCE’s weekly student newsletter is emailed to over 3,000 self-subscribed students every Monday evening during the academic year (late August-early May), promoting both long- and short-term civic engagement opportunities in the community.
Add items to the newsletter
- The contents of the newsletter are primarily derived directly from the Service Listings as new opportunities are entered. All opportunities should be entered directly into the Service Listings database by the sponsoring group or organization.
- Once your opportunity has been added to the Service Listings and approved by CCE staff, a link to the listing will appear in the next two weekly newsletters. The newsletter is sent out on Monday evenings, so submissions must be received by noon on Monday of the week you would like it to be included for the first time in the newsletter.
- Exceptions: Events you are promoting simply to spread the word and increase attendance (fundraisers, 5Ks, etc.) and scholarship, award or publication opportunities should NOT be entered into the Service Listings. These can be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Monday for inclusion in that week's newsletter. Only opportunities that involve students engaging in work on behalf of the community should be entered into the Service Listings (i.e. short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, community-based research assistantships, etc.).
If you have any questions or concerns about promoting your opportunities to students through the Service Listings or student newsletter, email us at email@example.com or call 607-777-4287.
Connect with Faculty
The CCE works with faculty members across campus to integrate community-engaged projects into their classes or research projects. If you have a project in mind that you think would benefit from a partnership with Binghamton University faculty, contact the CCE's faculty engagement associate, Barrett Brenton, or director, Kelli Huth, to discuss possibilities.
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Community Partner Newsletter
Subscribe to our Community Partner Newsletter to receive updates from the CCE; opportunities to connect with faculty, staff and campus resources; and learn about engagement already happening between the University and greater Binghamton community.
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