The Volunteer and Service-Learning Center is committed to providing meaningful community-based curricular and co-curricular experiences for SUNY Buffalo State students.  Through your participation in one or more experiences, the VSLC hopes to inspire a life of active citizenship and social responsibility, while giving you the tools to learn how to become active and involved in any community you call home.   




Service-learning is education in action! Service-learning courses give you the opportunity to take what you've learned in the classroom and apply it to make a difference in the community.



The VSLC can connect you with volunteer events and opportunities in the Buffalo community.  Use your skills and talents to make an impact and grow your resume! 


Alternative Break

Spend your fall, winter, spring, or summer break engaging in a week of service, learning about community and social issues, and gaining leadership skills.  


CEL 301: Community Perspectives and Experiences

Would you like to have a semester-long service commitment with a non-profit organization while learning about the Buffalo community, social issues, and social justice? 


Certificate of Recognition for Community Engagement

Apply for the Certificate of Recognition for Community Engagement to demonstrate to SUNY Buffalo State and future employers your commitment as a student to service and the community.  


Award Nominations for Celebration of Service

Each year the VSLC recognizes students, faculty, and community partners who have been a source of inspiration and service.  Students, faculty, and community partners have the opportunity to submit a nomination to have someone they know receive these distinctive awards. The nomination period opens in November and runs until April.  

Volunteer and Service-Learning Center

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

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