SUNY Retirees constitute a rich resource for the university system and local communities. They are highly educated and posses a wide variety of specialized knowledge, professional expertise, and work experience. RSC is committed to develop a mechanism where the talents of our retirees can be utilized in a meaningful way through volunteer and service opportunities available at SUNY campuses and local community organizations.
RSC plans to add a section on its website listing the volunteer opportunities available at the SUNY campuses and in the local communities. This listing should help the retirees to look for the specific services where they might be interested in volunteering. Given below are the examples of the campus services where the retirees can be helpful.
You may contact your Local Office for the Aging for more opportunities. There are 59 local offices which serve each county, the City of New York, the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation and the Seneca Nation of Indians. Local offices for the aging have many opportunities available for older volunteers and can be an important source of information on other volunteer opportunities available in your community. Click here to find information on the office for the aging near where you live.
- Academic tutoring or mentoring for students
- Sit on a campus committee or board
- Advocate on behalf of the organization
- Coordinate a donation drive
- Mentoring new faculty members
- Community-campus relations
- Help with delivery or transportation
- Give tours to prospective students or faculty
- Run a blood drive
- Teach an English as a second language class
- Represent the campus at a community or social function
- Assist in planning campus or organization functions and events
- Contribute to campus history projects