SUNY Delhi Celebrates Community Service Weekend

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Students, faculty and staff pitch in on September 30 and October 1 for Community Service Weekend.

DELHI, NY (09/26/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Delhi students, faculty and staff volunteers will contribute their time this fall as part of the college's annual Community Service Weekend, September 30 and October 1.

Connecting with local organizations that need help with projects, volunteers will assist the following non-profit organizations: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, The ARC of Delaware County, Catskill Mountain Christian Center, Delhi Beautification, Delhi Senior Housing, Delaware Opportunities, First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, 4-H Camp Shankitunk, SUNY Delhi Outdoor Education Center, Woodland Cemetery and more.

"We are changing it up this year to serve during the entire weekend," said Elizabeth Sova, Director of the O'Connor Center for Community Engagement. "There are so many projects we would like to complete, especially the 'Out of the Darkness' community walk on Sunday."

The O'Connor Center for Community Engagement was established on the Delhi campus in 1999, thanks to lead support from the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation of Hobart. The Center serves as a clearinghouse for community organizations, and facilitates service-learning and volunteerism. It arranges for volunteers' transportation, orientation, training, and feedback on completed community service projects. The value of volunteerism is promoted through the campus co-curricular transcript and annual commencement awards for individuals and clubs. The Center promotes civic engagement and public service on campus by developing service-learning partnerships between faculty members and community organizations.

Thanks to the O'Connor Center for Community Engagement, SUNY Delhi has earned the distinction as one of only 361 colleges and universities in the United States to receive the Community Engagement Classification, including 14 from New York State. The Center has earned recognition with the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. It has received this national honor every year since its inception in 2006.

Organizations that would like to connect with students, faculty and staff for volunteer assistance, please contact the O'Connor Center for Community Engagement at (607) 746-4781.