Nourish the Community

woman passing food to youth

The Food Center, hosted at University United Methodist Church, has ongoing opportunities for volunteers throughout the year. Almost all opportunities require volunteers to work both inside and outside, and to work with the general public and other volunteers. All opportunities require hands-on active engagement, volunteers need to be engaged, on their feet and ready for…

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OttoTHON! For the Kids!

Erica Daley with 4 other OttoTHON volunteers

Erica Daley ‘24 was a member of this year’s OttoTHON Leadership Program. First year students raise money, advertise, promote, and organize OttoTHON–a 12 hour dance marathon that benefits the children at Upstate Golisano Hospital. Erica said, “I am so thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with other dedicated first year students to help the children…

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Get Spooky for the Zoo

Come dressed in costume and lend a helping hand at the zoo on themed weekends throughout October: Oct 9 & 10 – Animals October 16 & 17 – Witches & Wizards October 23 & 24 – Super Hero October 30 & 31 – Your favorite costumes! Volunteers are needed to help with a cemetery clue…

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Hopeprint’s Social Media Maker

Adults seated around dining room table

Newhouse student, Kate Brennan ’22, ran the social media accounts of Hopeprint, an organization that runs programs designed to build community and empower refugee families in Syracuse. As part of Kate’s work as the social media specialist, she attended the Hopeprint programs on Mondays and Wednesdays to volunteer and interact with the children and families…

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Pack a Bookbag for Kids

cartoon backpack full of school supplies

Pack a Bookbag for Kids Christian Outreach at Syracuse is doing a backpack packing event where we are filling bags with school supplies to be sent to local elementary schools. It will be 9/28 in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel at 8 pm. Everyone is welcome to join and get some civic hours in!

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Success Saturdays Tutors Needed

tutors needed

Campus Connect–the RSO arm of SU’s Lutheran Chaplaincy, though not all members are Lutheran or even religious–has for many years been tutoring students within the Syracuse City School District on Saturday mornings. The program is called Success Saturdays. Many of the students are New American students who come from the city’s Karen refugee population and…

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blue OttoTHON flyer, all test in blog post

OttoTHON is a student run dance marathon event that fundraises for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. On February 28th we will be hosting our event starting at 12PM. Register to support a local cause and gain civic engagement hours at a fun event that connects SU to the kids and families at Upstate! Text “ottothon20” to…

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Become a Remote Tutor Spring 2021

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and its current and future effects on students in Syracuse, Syracuse University’s Office of Community Engagement and College of Arts & Sciences are working with organizations across the city (see below) and programs across the University—the Shaw Center, the Honors Program, Hendricks Chapel and La Casita—to coordinate a city-wide…

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