Agency Sites with Volunteer Needs
The following is a list of both short-term and long-term Service-Learning/Volunteer opportunities. There is something for everyone!
We can assist you in finding the perfect site to volunteer or complete your service-learning assignment. Tell us about your interests, special skills and experiences, and we will work with you to find your ideal match.
To search for off campus agencies in need of volunteers or to find out about upcoming volunteer events, please login to or create an account on CALink and indicate you are interested in volunteer opportunities. Search the volunteer opportunities posted on CALink or make an appointment to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator at the CAL Center.
For more opportunities and to attain the required Service-Learning / Volunteer packet, contact The Center for Service-Learning & Volunteering.
ESL Mentoring Service
Contact: Susan Savedoff (498-2260) or Maria Malagisi (498-7207)
Needs: The ESL Mentoring Service matches English speaking students, faculty or staff up with International students so that they may meet weekly at prearranged sites. The benefits are obvious – the International students acclimate to American culture with the help of their new American companion, English is practiced, both students learn much about each other’s cultures, and many new friends are made.
Time Commitment: One hour/week - day/time agreed with your conversation partner.
SCSD/OCC Campus Based Learning
Contact: Maureen Blake-Cooper, (498-6092), Coyne Building, 207A
Needs: This is a program for teens in the Syracuse City School District who have a developmental disability and are transitioning from high school to the work force. They need OCC students to assist one of the four SCSD teens with their day to day activities or lessons while they attend the OCC program, attend college hour activities with them or just spend some one-on-one time with them. You will have fun and develop a meaningful relationship!