National Volunteer Week 2015

National Volunteer Week

April 12-18, 2015


National Volunteer Week is a national week designated to highlight and celebrate those who volunteer. It is also a week to inspire and promote service in our daily lives. This year, the VSLC will again facilitate SUNY Buffalo State’s participation in National Volunteer Week, as an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to be inspired, recognized, and encouraged to engage in the Buffalo community.


The VSLC invites you to two different opportunities to participate in volunteering and celebrating service:

Monday - April 13, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm, Student Union Lobby

On-Campus Service Project: Come join us to make no-sew fleece blankets for homeless families, greeting cards for women and children battling health issues, and bat houses for Buffalo community gardens.

Thursday – April 16, 2015, 12:00pm-5:00pm, Cleveland Hall 306

Recognition: Stop by the Volunteer and Service-Learning Center to tell us about your volunteering experience and receive a free Tim Horton’s cup of coffee!

Can’t make it to either of those events? Try one of these challenges instead!

1. Find out what Code Blue is and make a donation
2. Share articles about social justice on social media
3. Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse your waste
4. Sign a petition on
5. Invest in cloth bags for your trips to the grocery store
6. Spend 10 minutes checking out ORCA’s volunteer postings
7. Spend a Saturday with Habitat for Humanity
8. Register for a Service-Learning class
9. Find a community partner to volunteer with over the summer
10. Donate unused clothing items to Goodwill, AmVets, Salvation Army, etc.

Volunteer and Service-Learning Center

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