Volunteer Opportunities

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All outings leave from the Center for Community Engagement in Bouck Hall unless otherwise noted.  Check the calendar for dates and details on departure times.


Animal Shelter Support

Walk dogs, brush cats, and yes, clean cages, but when the work is done, there’s always time to just play with the animals. Minutes from campus, the shelter is open Wed-Friday from 1-5 pm.


Blood Drive

Every minute of every day, someone needs blood.  Participate in the annual Red Cross Blood Drive, one of SUNY Cobleskill’s largest events! Bring a friend and join the mission to maintain a safe and stable blood supply.


Community Engagement Day

Team leaders and van drivers are needed on student arrival Sunday to transport and oversee groups of freshmen engaged in various beautification projects around the county.   Help introduce the incoming class to the campus and surrounding community.


Coby Challenge Games

Please consider volunteering a few hours to help with the 10th Annual, ARC, Coby Challenge Games . Volunteers are needed to help coordinate games, as well as help cheer on special needs athletes.  Report to the SUNY Cobleskill Fieldhouse at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The games begin at 10 a.m. and the event is over by 1 p.m. All volunteers receive a FREE LUNCH! 


Community Garden

Most folks just buy vegetables at the supermarket - but what's the fun in that? People all over the world are recognizing the value of growing their own fresh foods. Gardening promotes communityhealth, the ecologyentrepreneurialism, and beautification.  Help get the gardens ready for next season’s “Green Thumbs”. 


Create Your Own Event

Do you have a favorite charity, a passion for a cause, or just a great idea?  The Center for Community Engagement can assist with marketing, logistics, and volunteers. 


Disaster Relief

Help is still needed to assist flood victims impacted by storms Irene and Lee that pounded the area in the fall of 2011.  Various projects from clean-ups to re-builds are available. 


Earth Day

Celebrate Mother Earth by donating a few hours for a village wide clean-up effort.  Work your way down to Center Park, then hang out and enjoy the annual Fish & Wildlife Festival.  Free t-shirts and meal coupons for the first 100 volunteers. 


FAM 5K Run for Charity

Since 1994, local benefactor, Fenimore Asset Management has held its annual FAM 5K Run/Walk involving more than 800 participants in a fun-filled, memorable day that promotes family, health and charity.  Each year proceeds are donated to one of five local charities. Grab some friends to Run or Walk, or just volunteer to help with logistics.  Check the link for more details.   http://www.fam5k.com/documents/FAM5K2012WEB.pdf


Food Drives

Collect non-perishable foods on-campus and off-campus for distribution through Schoharie County’s regional food bank participants. 


Green Team Outings

Get some fresh air and burn off a few calories as you join your peers on periodic outings to provide light landscaping, fall and spring clean-ups, and snow removal for the elderly and indigent.


Holiday Parade (Build a Float)

Participate in Cobleskill’s annual holiday parade down Main Street.  Build your own float to promote your club or department.  CAP dollars are available through SGA to help offset construction costs. 


Little League Field Clean-up

Play Ball!  Help prepare the local ball field for opening day.  A little paint, a bit of raking, a few chalk lines, and old man winter gives way to a “Field of Dreams”.


Police Car Wash & Wax

Get up close and personal with the Village Police and walk away without even a warning!  Officers are busy people too, and their vehicles need a good wash and wax every now and then.


Soup Kitchen 

Help prepare and serve meals to those in need. The Lord’s Table soup kitchen in Oneonta and the City Mission in Schenectady are only a short road trip down I-88.


Landis Arboretum

This premier arboretum features miles of hiking & cross country sking trails along with amazing plant specimens including an old growth forest.  Help is needed the week of September 10th with the annual plant sale.  Volunteer to assist in getting the grounds ready and with plant sale logistics.  An ideal outing for those interested in plant science & landscape architecture. http://www.landisarboretum.org/


Veterans Affairs
Honor our veterans by helping adorn their resting places with flags and wreaths.  It is never too late to recognize their sacrifice.


Village Plantings

Calling all Green Thumbs!  Help the Village Tree Committee get in the “Spring of Things” with its annual planting and mulching.


Farm Field Gleaning

Help harvest extra produce from area farms for donation to local food pantries.


Volunteerism Conference

Join your peers from SUNY Delhi, SUCO & Hartwick for an engaging day of workshops, speakers, and fun at the 12th annual conference on volunteerism.  Lunch and free t-shirts provided.  Van leaves from Knapp Circle at 8:45 AM.