Current Events and Programs for Students

Looking for something to do? Below you will find many of the larger opportunities sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement for students at Binghamton University. If you have any questions regarding an opportunity, or you would like more information, reach us by email at or contact the listed individual running that program. 
For more opportunities, explore our Service Listings, our Events Calendar and our Student Newsletter.
For more information on the Service Listings and the other tools the CCE offers students, watch this short video!

CHOW Hunger Walk

CHOW Hunger Walk

Sunday, September 20
Registration at 1 p.m.
Walk begins at 2 p.m.
Lot E1 - behind the East Gym

The CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 20, in Lot E1 behind the East Gym. Registration begins at 1 p.m., and the walk begins at 2 p.m., starting in Lot E1 and winding its way around the campus Brain. Food and entertainment will be provided following the walk.

Students are encouraged to pick up CHOW donation envelopes at the Center for Civic Engagement, UU-137, and collect pledges from friends and family. Every dollar raised will go toward feeding hungry people right here in the greater Binghamton area through CHOW's network of 60+ soup kitchens and food pantries in Broome County. Canned goods and nonperishable food items will also be collected at the event.

Showcase of Community Opportunities

Thursday, October 8
12-4 p.m.

Showcase Poster

Interested in community service, local internships, research opportunities, and FREE t-shirts? You'll find all of that and more at the 6th Annual Showcase of Community Opportunities!

Binghamton University's Center for Civic Engagement is gathering 75+ local nonprofit and community organizations, student groups and faculty members in one place to provide students with networking, collaboration and community engagement opportunities in all facets of community life. This is also your first chance to get the ever-popular and always FREE 2015 CCE t-shirt, so don't miss it!

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2014 Showcase of Community Opportunities

Global Service Fair 2015

Global Service Fair

Are you interested in contributing to an international cause? Join us for the 3rd Annual Global Service Fair!

Tuesday, October 20
12-3 p.m.
Old Union Hall

Students, community members, faculty and staff are invited to network with others to address issues such as youth empowerment, food security, housing, sustainability, peace education, and health care on a global scale. The fair will feature opportunities to locally fundraise, educate others about international issues, and travel abroad. This event is free and open to all students, staff and faculty.

Student groups, community members, and faculty with international service courses are invited to table at the event. This will be a great opportunity to:

  • Recruit students interns, volunteers or group members
  • Make connections with other student groups, faculty members and community organizations interested in global service
  • Highlight global service projects that are happening in this area
  • Network with and learn from community professionals, University personnel from various offices and departments, and students interested in making global change happen

To table at the event, register online by Monday, October 5.

Questions can be directed to or 607-777-4287.

Bridging the Digital Divide Program

 Contact: Dai Newman - - 607-777-2536 - BDDP Website
bddp logoThe majority of US citizens consider access to internet technology a given in their everyday life. Here in Broome County there are many community members who don't; including youth from economically stressed backgrounds, senior citizens, the unemployed and under employed, immigrants, refugees, and formerly homeless individuals. The Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) can use your help to get these people connected to the digital world!
Volunteer to TEACH basic computer literacy classes
  • Curriculum and activities provided
  • Learn from the CCE staff
  • Work with other committed students
  • Teach a group of community members who meet at a local nonprofit organization
  • Teach computer literacy to help bridge the digital divide!
  • Teach computer literacy using a tested, pre-developed curriculum.
Volunteer to REFURBISH computers for community members
  • Learn new skills from a computer refurbishment expert and retired electrical engineer with years of experience
  • Work in an ON CAMPUS workshop
  • Become familiar with hardware, software, and how computers operate
  • Help deliver refurbished computers to community members
***No previous experience required, only the passion to improve the lives of Binghamton community members by helping bridge the digital divide!***
Email for more information about the Project or to get involved.

Volunteer with Area Youth

Contact: Nazli Ozcelik Onsel, Youth Engagement Coordinator - - 607-777-2536 - CCE Youth Engagement Website
Do you love working with children? Are you interested in volunteering this semester? If so, please submit our Youth Engagement Interest Form! Completing the form is not a commitment to volunteering – it just allows us to learn more about you and your interests.

Community Emergency Response Team

Contact: Indy Li - - 607-777-2536 - CERT Website
The Broome County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is looking for new members from Binghamton University. CERT is a group of civilians who are trained to become better prepared to mitigate and respond to hazards and emergencies in their communities. CERT members are trained in traffic control and highway safety, wilderness search and rescue, CPR and First Aid, basics of community emergency preparedness and disaster response, and shelter operations. The CERT responds to floods, severe storms, and other natural disasters, and also to large fairs and events to provide logistical support to professional emergency responders. Joining this team is a large but rewarding time commitment. Because of the on-going obligation after training, this opportunity is available to sophomores ONLY.
cert-firecert logo 2011 Flood in Binghamton


Last Updated: 8/31/15