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Community Schools and Youth Programs

Volunteer Opportunities in Local Schools

The Community Schools and Youth Programs initiative is a partnership between Binghamton University College of Community and Public Affairs, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Broome County Promise Zone and local school districts that provides opportunities for Binghamton University students to volunteer and intern with local youth and have a positive impact on the community.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 588 Binghamton University student volunteers, interns and service-learners served 27,174 hours in 6 local school districts, impacting 4,360 youth!

Community Schools opportunities include: 

  • Binghamton University students play games with middle school students during lunch at Jennie F. Snapp Middle School in Endicott, as part of the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.internships
  • class-based tutoring
  • after-school tutoring and programs
  • lunchtime engagement
  • anti-bullying programs
  • parent/family engagement
  • event-based volunteerism
  • and more!

Through these programs, Binghamton University students provide academic assistance and social support to students in need, increasing their self-esteem and overall motivation for school work. These programs also give Binghamton University students experience providing one-on-one and small group instruction in the classroom.

Current Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Find out what specific programs are currently available to students who are interested in volunteering or interning with local youth:

   » Current Volunteer and Internship Opportunities in Community Schools

Students who wish to participate in a CCE community-based program and who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that they will be asked about their prior criminal history. This may impede your ability to participate in certain programs. Students who have concerns about such matters, or are looking for additional information, are advised to contact Alison Twang with any questions.

Contact Us!

   » Complete the Interest Form to let us know you're interested in volunteering or interning with local youth.

We will add you to our Community Schools and Youth Programs mailing list (separate from the CCE's general listserv), and contact you when volunteer or internship opportunities arise. Filling out the Interest Form is not a commitment on your part, it just allows us to learn more about you and your interests so we can let you know about opportunities that might appeal to you. If you would like to be removed from this mailing list at any time, send an e-mail to, specifying you would like to be removed from the Community Schools and Youth Programs mailing list.

If you would like to know more, or if you have ideas or suggestions for additional volunteer or internship programs in local schools, please contact the Youth Engagement Coordinator at or 607-777-2536. You can also stop by the Center for Civic Engagement office in UU-137.

Last Updated: 8/6/18