Site leaders needed for Alumni Global Day of Service
April 18, 2015: A day of service. A world of difference.
By Steve Seepersaud
You can be part of an experience that will show the world how much Binghamton University cares for its local and global communities. The Binghamton University Alumni Association and Center for Civic Engagement are pleased to introduce the inaugural Binghamton University Alumni Global Day of Service on Saturday, April 18, 2015, during National Volunteer Month.
This special initiative will unite alumni around the world (and current students in the Greater Binghamton area) in meaningful service projects within their communities on a single, designated day. We want to demonstrate the power and reach of our global alumni network and hope you'll join us!
Consider serving as a Site Leader to coordinate a group service project in your region. Here are a few project ideas:
- Prepare and serve a meal at a soup kitchen
- Clean or help beautify a park or outdoor space
- Help a nonprofit with painting or other maintenance work
- Work on a mural or public art project in the community
- Organize a fundraiser (e.g., car wash, bake sale)
- Help with food production (e.g., planting, harvesting)
- Organize a resource drive (e.g., food drive, clothing drive)
- Plant trees locally (for information, see the Arbor Day Foundation website)
- Coordinate a fun event at a senior living center (e.g., dance, art/craft activity, musical performance)
B-CONNECTED with other graduates! B-connected is a secure virtual community only for Binghamton University alumni. Update your personal profile, search for alumni, and submit and read Class Notes.
SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE WITH US! The Alumni Relations office is asked to recommend alumni who are expert speakers. If you are well-versed in subjects including national security, politics, technology, career networking, environmental studies or etiquette, please contact Melinda Holicky, associate director for alumni volunteer engagement. Include your name, class year, and a brief biography. Supporting material could include a c.v. or link to your website.
The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from Newing Dining Hall. This can be a great keepsake of your time as a student at Binghamton. Banks also make great gifts! Purchase a bank today.