Youth Initiative

Volunteer with youth in local schools

The Binghamton University Community Schools initiative, a partnership between the College of Community and Public Affairs, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Broome County Promise Zone and local school districts, provides opportunities for Binghamton University students to volunteer and intern with local youth. Opportunities include:

  • internships and volunteer positions
  • class-based tutoring
  • after-school tutoring and programs
  • lunchtime engagement
  • anti-bullying programs
  • parent and family engagement
  • event-based volunteerism

Through these programs, Binghamton University students provide academic assistance and social support to students in need of all ages, increasing their self-esteem and overall motivation for school work. Binghamton students also gain experience providing one-on-one and small group instruction in the classroom.

Apply to be an AmeriCorps VISTA member!

Lead efforts to connect Binghamton University students to opportunities to serve as interns and volunteers in local schools, working with Binghamton University Community Schools (BUCS) and the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) to strengthen the county-wide, university-assisted community schools initiative in Broome County.

Serve full time from Sept. 2019 to Sept. 2020. Earn a $12,300+ living allowance and a $6,095 education award. Gain health coverage, college loan forbearance and practical experience.

Apply online.

Current volunteer and internship opportunities

Find current openings in the CCE's Service Listings and fill out the interest form below to let us know you're interested in participating: 

Complete the Interest Form

Someone from our office will follow up with you regarding opportunities that match your interest and availability after receiving your completed interest form.

Students who wish to participate in a CCE community-based program and who have previously been convicted of a felony will be asked about their prior criminal history. This may impede your ability to participate in certain programs. Contact Alison Twang with any questions or concerns.

2018-2019 Youth Initiative outcomes:

453 Binghamton University student volunteers, interns and service-learners served 18,379 hours in 8 local school districts, impacting 3,875 youth!