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 cce@binghamton.edu or contact the listed individual running that program. 
 
For more opportunities, explore our Service Listings, our Events Calendar and our Student Newsletter.
 
For more information on the Service Listings and the other tools the CCE offers students, watch this short video!
 
 

Showcase of Community Opportunities
Fall 2015

Showcase Poster

The CCE's Annual Showcase of Community Opportunities provides students with the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, community organizations and student groups to find out what they are working on, form important partnerships and promote engagement and outreach among students. The 2014 showcase featured over 60 community organizations, student groups, academic departments and campus programs working to strengthen the relationship between the University and the greater community.

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2014 Showcase of Community Opportunities


Bridging the Digital Divide Program

 Contact: Dai Newman - bddp@binghamton.edu - 607-777-2536 - BDDP Website
 
bddp logoThe 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 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!***
 
Email bddp@binghamton.edu for more information about the Project or to get involved.
 
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Volunteer with Area Youth

Contact: Nazli Ozcelik Onsel, Youth Engagement Coordinator - cce@binghamton.edu - 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.
 
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Community Emergency Response Team

Contact: Indy Li - ili2@binghamton.edu - 607-777-2536 - CERT Website
 
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: 7/2/15