Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement

Welcome to the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement!  Please visit often for updates about upcoming volunteer and service opportunities. We welcome you to call: 585-245-5893, email: vc@geneseo.edu, or stop by the office: MacVittie College Union 353A to inquire about ways you can get involved.


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Community Service Assistant (CSA) Internships with The Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement

Are you interested in a year-long experience supporting volunteerism and service on campus and in the surrounding region? Do you want to work as part of a team that encourages and connects people to community service opportunities? A CSA Internship may be right for you!

The internship can be on a volunteer basis or you can apply for internship credit. There are four positions available with unique responsibilities and activities:

America Reads / America Counts Co-Coordinator

America Reads and America Counts is a federally funded tutoring program for students in grades K-6 that matches college students to local schools. The Co-Coordinator will work with an already selected senior who has served in the co-coordinator position previously and has extensive knowledge of the program. You will work together to facilitate the recruitment, training, and placement of tutors in the schools.

Position Responsibilities:
•    Coordinate college student placement at local schools for tutoring
•    Recruit students to the America Reads/Counts program
•    Host monthly meetings for tutors
•    Help manage content on America Reads/Counts website
•    Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
•    Support coordinator in other duties as requested

Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval

Qualifications: 
•    Dependable
•    Organized
•    Previous experience with tutoring children
•    Willing and able to connect with local educators and current students
•    Creative ideas to improve tutoring programs
•    Able to take responsibility for projects and programs 

2018-19 America Reads and Counts Co-Coordinator Community Service Internship Application

Social Media and Publicity Coordinator

This position is key to promoting all efforts of the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement to the college campus and larger community. The intern will work closely with all CSA Interns to collect information about projects and events and will use various social media platforms to generate interest, volunteers, and attention for each event. The intern will work closely with the Student and Community Engagement Coordinator CSA to generate excitement and energy for service and volunteerism.
 

Position Responsibilities:
•    Oversee and develop the office social media pages, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
•    Help manage content and design of office website, including managing the events calendar and promoting volunteer 
     opportunities 
•    Assist in the promotion of the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement as well as sponsored    
     projects
•    Design advertisements for annual events
•    Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
•    Support coordinator in other duties as requested

Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval

Qualifications: 
•    Dependable
•    Flexible
•    Creative
•    Able to take responsibility for projects and programs 
•    Communications major preferred
•    Experience and general knowledge with graphic design programs and social media

2018-19 Coordinator of Social Media and Publicity CSA Internship Application 

Student and Community Engagement Coordinator

In this position the intern will have the opportunity to support all of the service and volunteer events and activities undertaken by the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement. They will be conducting outreach to campus and community groups, coordinating events, and establishing new partnerships that will provide an ever greater number of Geneseo students with opportunities to serve. They will work closely with the Social Media and Publicity Coordinator to share these events to the campus community and communities throughout the region. 

Position Responsibilities:
•    Organize the Spring service day: Geneseo Goes to Town Day of Service
•    Promote service program, projects, and opportunities to students
•    Promote the concept of civic engagement as a campus-wide effort
•    Serve as a liaison between community partner opportunities and student organizations
•    Work with student groups to coordinate service opportunities and track volunteer hours
•    Help manage content of office website
•    Work closely with Social Media and Publicity Coordinator to promote projects and connect students to service
•    Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
•    Support coordinator in other duties as requested

Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval

Qualifications: 
•    Self-motivated
•    Dependable and flexible
•    Committed to promoting service and civic engagement
•    Involved in community service/volunteerism
•    Able to engage with students and community members
•    Organized and able to coordinate programs
•    Experience coordinating programs preferred

2018-19 Student and Community Engagement Coordinator CSA Internship Application

Livingston CARES Coordinator

Livingston CARES is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting communities and individuals locally, regionally, nationwide, and globally in humanitarian projects, including disaster relief and recovery efforts. In September 2005, our organization began as a response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast. Livingston CARES continues serve communities impacted by natural disasters. In the 2017-18 academic year Livingston CARES organized trips to Brooklyn, NY; Houston, TX; Tampa, FL; Biloxi, MS; and Puerto Rico. The Livingston CARES CSA will support all CARES initiatives, particularly connecting Geneseo students to the opportunities presented by this unique non-profit. The Livingston CARES CSA intern will support all efforts of the Board in the pursuit of their humanitarian mission. 

Position Responsibilities:
•    Develop the annual Livingston Cares Community Report
•    Promote and help organize Livingston Cares trips to students
•    Assist with Gumbo to Go (twice annually)
•    Help manage content on Livingston Cares website
•    Organize Livingston Cares promotional materials 
•    Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
•    Support coordinator in other duties as requested

Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit

Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval

Qualifications: 
•    Previous experience on a Livingston Cares trip (preferred) 
•    Dependable
•    Committed to the missions of the Center for Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement and Livingston Cares
•    Able to take responsibility for projects and programs 
•    Livingston Cares Student Board Member (preferred)

2018-19 Livingston CARES Coordinator CSA Internship Application

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Apply to be the RKids AmeriCorps VISTA Member for 2018-2019

Interested in a gap year serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Center for Community? 

Want to apply your skills and talents to address pressing needs in Geneseo and fight poverty? 

We are currently recruiting for the 2018-2019 RKids VISTA member. This is a one-year, full-time AmeriCorps position that runs from July 23, 2018 - July 22, 2019. We encourage applicants to contact Garth Freeman, Coordinator of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement at freemang@geneseo.edu / 585-245-5893 to discuss the benefits and responsibilities of the position. Additional Information on the position and how to apply can be found by following this link: RKids VISTA info. 

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Event Calendar

Submit an Event

Is your campus organization or club putting on an event? Do you need volunteers to help put on your event? Submit your event details to the Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement Office to publicize your civic engagement or volunteer focused event! Contact vc@geneseo.edu if you have any questions or stop by CU 353A!

Mission

To provide opportunities for student learning and development through leadership and community service programming, to promote service learning throughout the campus, to foster relationships between SUNY Geneseo and the broader community and to increase awareness of our society's needs. The Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement provides many valuable resources to organizations looking to develop service projects such as contacts in Livingston County, grants, and programs.

For More Information Contact

Garth Freeman, Coordinator of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement
Center for Community
College Union 353A 
Email: freemang@geneseo.edu vc@geneseo.edu 
Phone: (585) 245-5893
Fax: (585) 245-5729

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