The Geneseo Goes to Town Day of Service is an annual campus tradition sponsored by the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement. This partnership between the Center for Community, Livingston CARES, and Alpha Phi Omega connects volunteers from the campus with local community projects in all 17 towns and 9 Villages in Livingston County.
Projects may include cleaning and organizing facilities, beautifying the town, or helping senior citizens. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome to participate. Take a moment and tell us what you plan to do to show you care: Geneseo Cares Project Registration
When: Saturday, April 18, 2020
This year (during our remote learning period), volunteers are encouraged to participate by performing small acts of kindness or taking on remote volunteer opportunities from home (#GeneseoCares). These acts may include calling grandparents, doing the dishes, writing letters to someone in need, or completing one of the many remote volunteer opportunities listed below.
Here is a list of just a few examples of acts of kindness you can complete: List of Geneseo Cares Activities
Post a picture and use the hashtag #GeneseoCares to be shared on the Geneseo Volunteer Center's social media pages!
Remote Volunteer Opportunities
Be My Eyes
Be My Eyes website
Volunteers can sign onto Be My Eyes to lend their sight to blind and low-vision individuals to tackle challenges and solve problems together.
Complete an Online Red Cross Training
Available Red Cross classes
Take online training classes for first aid, AED, CPR, and more!
Volunteer for the United Nations
UN volunteering website
Support community development initiatives & research projects across the globe. Gain access to hundreds of opportunities in just a few minutes!
Support Amnesty Decoders
Amnesty Decoders website
Amnesty Decoders is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers sift through pictures, information, and documents.
Support or Donate to Translators without Borders
Translators without Borders website
Translators without Borders depends on volunteers to translate millions of words, but also to help us run the organization. They work with volunteers who have all kinds of great skills – and many learn new skills that they can use in their jobs.
Assist in Research through Zooniverse
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Our goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
Become a Crisis Counselor
Crisis Textline website
Crisis counselors answer texts from people in crisis, bringing them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. This service opportunity requires a training course and is a bit longer of a time commitment than our other remote volunteering programs, but could be a great and rewarding experience for the right person!
Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer
Smithsonian digital volunteering website
Work with other volunteers to transcribe important historical documents & unique, culturally relevant materials online!
Record voice samples used to create unique synthetic voices for individuals needing assistive technology to communicate verbally.
Project Gutenberg website
Volunteer to proofread ebooks one page at a time!
Volunteer for Librivox
Contribute your voice to create audiobooks with Librivox! LibriVox volunteers read & record chapters of books in the public domain & make them available for free on the Internet.