Linda Drake
101C Alumni Hall
Ph: 607.436.2098
Fx: 607.436.2760

Volunteer Opportunities for 2013- 2014

Each semester CSRC receives new volunteer job descriptions for area agencies and organizations. The Center can assist you in getting involved in volunteer opportunities that interest you or best suit your academic needs. It is important that you sign up through the Center in order to make certain that the agencies we work with are kept informed. Please stop by the Center in Alumni Hall 101C to see our list of volunteer opportunities or call a CSRC Coordinator at X-2651 or 2098 to sign up. Note: Unless indicated, all volunteer opportunities listed below are ongoing. For one-time only events, stop by CSRC at 101C Alumni Hall or click here.

American Red Cross (Blood Drive)

Our center Holds Blood Drives every month. Our next Blood Drive will take place on October 3rd, 2013 in the Hunt Union Ballroom. Sign-ups are available at Mills and Wilsbach dining halls.

ESL Tutor

Volunteers are needed to tutor ESL students in various places.

Hearts of Hope

Great for clubs or organizations to participate in. Each ceramic heart kit costs four dollars. You receive each kit and paint them however you desire and then they are sent to a person who is on a waiting list for one.

Hospice Thrift Shop

1-2 Volunteers per day are needed to help sort and hang clothes and help around the store.

The Lord's Table [Oneonta]

The Lord's Table at St. James Episcopal Church meets a critical need in the Oneonta area. This project demonstrates the spirit of giving, hospitality and caring for others that exists in our home community. Weekdays (between 4 and 7 p.m.), volunteers at The Lord's Table prepare and serve meals and assist with cleanup.
Main Street Baptist Church
Seeking volunteers for a Sunday day care. Assist with the daycare/classroom on Sunday mornings. Come to CSRC to fill out an application.

Nechama Sandy Relief Program

Over the next twelve to fourteen months, NECHAMA will be assisting homeowners as they rebuild, installing subfloors, insulation and Sheetrock, painting, and doing other finish work. Nechama is now accepting volunteer reservations from individuals and groups interested in helping our Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program in New York. For more information please visit If interested please contact Wendy Mitteager.

Ninash Foundation [Oneonta]

Volunteers needed to help with fundraising. Interns interested in working with local nonprofits are welcome.

Office of Alumni Affairs

The Office of Alumni Affairs is looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas:
•       Clerical Work-filing, answering phones, etc.
•       Database projects-students would be assigned to work on semester long projects
•       Staffing events-we rely on volunteers for many of our large events in order for them to run smoothly

Robotics Team

We are looking for volunteers, who would be willing and interested in giving a few hours of their time mentoring high school age students for a few hours on topics/skills such as basic principles of physics, designing with graphics tools such as autodesk inventor or 3d max, leadership, etc.

The Salvation Army Corps [Oneonta]

The Salvation Army Oneonta Corps is in need of volunteers to assist with their food pantry and youth activities. The food pantry position (weekdays) involves keeping the pantry stocked and packing food baskets for families. Youth activities assistants help with after-school recreation and crafts programs, in addition to serving snacks (Wednesdays only).
Saturday's Bread [Oneonta]
Saturday's Bread, Oneonta's "premier soup kitchen," is looking for volunteers Saturdays (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the First United Methodist Church. Volunteers may go individually or with a group and are asked to stay throughout because their service is needed for setup, food preparation and cleanup. (All volunteers must be placed on the Saturday's Bread schedule through the CSRC office before reporting at the site.) Spots are limited, sign up early.

Student Disability Services (SDS) [SUNY Oneonta]

SDS is in need of note-takers and volunteers to read books onto tapes and record them for disabled students. If interested in note-taking, email your name, phone number and course CRN numbers to SDS will contact you if your help is needed. Volunteer hours are shown on student transcripts.

Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts (UCCCA) [Oneonta]

Volunteers are needed to greet customers, process sales, maintain the store and assist with light cleaning and organization (Saturdays).

YMCA [Oneonta]

The Oneonta Family YMCA is seeking volunteers to serve in several areas. One time events and ongoing. Stop by CSRC for more information.


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