Welcome alumni!

In addition to our currrent work with faculty, students, and community partners, we are especially proud to have impacted over 22,000 students since 2004 with opportunities to participate in service-learning courses, community service days, Alternative Break, and other service activities. Our hope is that your time serving the community as a SUNY Buffalo State student has had a strong impact on you and that you've found ways to become involved and engaged in your new community! If you're needing some inspiration on how to become more involved, the information below will certainly help point you in the right direction. 


Connect with Your Community

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.” - Marjorie Moore

There are always ways to get connected with your local community! Visit the websites listed below to search for opportunities.

Western New York

  • ORCA- Find volunteer opportunities for SUNY Buffalo State students and alumni.

  • The Service Collaborative of WNY- Search for part-time and full-time AmeriCorps positions impacting the local community. 

  • Volunteer WNY- Search for a wide range of opportunities and agencies across the eight counties of WNY.


  • VolunteerMatch- Find a cause that lights you up. Get in touch with a nonprofit that needs you.

  • United Way- Take action today to make a difference in your community.

  • AmeriCorps- As a national service program, AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

  • Network for Good- Find volunteer opportunities that match your interests and geographic location.


Volunteer and Service-Learning Center

Buffalo State •  1300 Elmwood Avenue  •  Cleveland Hall 306
Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5811
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