Some community engagement opportunities will be limited this spring due to social distancing guidelines and community partner capacity. However, the CCE office is fully functioning, and we look forward to continuing to serve students, faculty and community partners through every means possible, including phone, email and online video meetings. Learn more about available CCE programs and services below.
Learn more about the University's Restarting Binghamton plan.
Face masks and social distancing will be enforced for anyone entering the CCE office. Any student who wishes to speak with a CCE staff member is encouraged to call our office at 607-777-4287 or email us at email@example.com with questions or concerns that do not require face-to-face interaction.
CCE volunteer initiatives
Students can search the Service Listings for current volunteer opportunities. Students participating in in-person opportunities will be required to comply with all safety regulations, including guidance set forth by the Department of Health, which may include wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE/masks). We are also encouraging organizations to think about virtual or remote opportunities they could offer, which will also be in the Service Listings and designated as such.
Check out some examples of local and national online and virtual service opportunities.
CDCI internships in local school districts
The CCE is working closely with the Fleishman Center and local school districts to make plans to support local schools both in person and virtually in the spring semester. Students interested in completing an internship can apply through our postings on hireBING by Handshake. When we know what specific needs the schools have, we will work with students to make the best placement possible. If students are interested in volunteering, reach out after classes have started to inquire about opportunities. Specific questions can be directed to Sara Hall at 607-777-4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community-engaged learning courses
If you are a faculty member teaching a community-engaged learning course, the CCE can help you develop a plan for modifying your course for an online learning environment. For specific questions about your course, contact Barry Brenton at 607-777-2859 or email@example.com. Here are some online and virtual service opportunities to get you started.
Ongoing faculty academic support initiatives
The CCE will continue to actively support all of our Faculty Academic Support Initiatives to offer the delivery of programs and resources for faculty interested in developing and sustaining high-impact community-based learning and research across all disciplines. These initiatives include: consulting on community-based course development; connections to community partners; resources on community-engaged research; online professional development workshops; a course designation process for community-engaged learning; The Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program; Community Engagement Faculty Teaching Grants; and a faculty e-newsletter.
Any community partner who has an idea for a collaborative partnership with the University can speak with a CCE staff member to discuss possibilities! You may call our office at 607-777-4287 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to voicemails as soon as possible.
We do not know what the upcoming semester will bring, but we know how important campus-community collaboration can be, especially during a pandemic! It will take flexibility and consistent communication in order to have successful partnerships, but we'd like to facilitate connections that benefit your organization and our students. Most campus programs are promoting virtual volunteer and internship opportunities whenever possible, but some students might be available for in-person experiences. Sites offering in-person opportunities must take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect the health and safety of student participants, including following all state and local health protocols and providing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for student participants. Here are some resources that may help as you consider what a remote or virtual experience may entail.