POTSDAM, NY (10/06/2017) (readMedia)-- SUNY Potsdam will bring together alumni, students, faculty, staff and parents for the College's first-ever Day of Service -- uniting campus community members through volunteerism and Potsdam Pride, on Saturday, Oct. 21.
The inaugural Day of Service will engage volunteers across New York State and wherever alumni live, to complete a variety of community service projects and share their pride in their alma mater.
"Every year, we are gratified to hear stories of the important work that members of the SUNY Potsdam family do to support worthy causes, both here in the North Country and in communities across the globe. Through our first Day of Service, we hope that Potsdam Bears from all over can come together to give back and show the world what a difference each of us can make," President Kristin G. Esterberg said.
All campus community members are welcome to participate in the SUNY Potsdam Day of Service. To pitch in, visit www.potsdam.edu/dayofservice, and register to join a project in your area -- or coordinate a project for a favorite cause in your neck of the woods.
You can even join in by completing individual projects like helping a needy neighbor on Oct. 21. Just register to make sure that your efforts are counted.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear their SUNY Potsdam Bears gear on site and to post photos of their project on social media, using the hashtag #PotsdamProud.
Here's a selection of the official SUNY Potsdam Day of Service volunteer sites:
For more information about each of these projects, and to sign up to volunteer, visit www.potsdam.edu/dayofservice/findaproject.
Don't see a project in your area? Consider creating one. For more information on how to lead a Day of Service project to help a cause you care about, visit www.potsdam.edu/alumni/dayofservice/createproject.
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs by phone at (315) 267-2120 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges -- and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.