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The SUNY Potsdam family strives to enrich the lives of those around us and sees community service as a valuable way to serve. Help bring Bear Pride and power to your community’s needs! SUNY Potsdam Days of Service takes place on November 3 and 4, 2018! SUNY Potsdam alumni, friends, family and students are all welcome to participate!

No projects in your area?

  • Consider creating a project. We need projects throughout New York State, and anywhere alumni live!
  • You help coordinate a site and we’ll help you enlist volunteers. Learn More about Creating a Project!
  • Or do something informal like helping a neighbor on November 3rd or 4th. Register or post on social media #PotsdamProud and we’ll make sure you’re counted as a participant!

Projects

Central New York

Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Center - Sunday, Nov. 4
2721 State Route 80
Sherburne NY 13460
www.FriendsofRogers.org
Site leader: Jessica Moquin '00
Volunteers needed: 2-22 (Pizza will be provided for all volunteers who register by November 1!)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
Project: A variety of outdoor activities are planned: general fall cleaning, gardening, and trail maintenance. Inclement weather indoor activities include: general cleaning, organizing, sorting, and possible painting of Visitor Center materials; weaving paracord into bracelets for the bookstore/giftshop. Wear comfy yard work clothes and bring gardening tools.

Onondaga County Public Library - White Branch - Saturday, Nov. 3
763 Butternut St
Syracuse NY 13208
Site Leader: Sarah Mack ’04
Volunteers needed: 2 - 20
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov.3
Project: assist with seasonal grounds-keeping: planting of bulbs, cleaning out flower boxes, trash removal from the Rain Garden, and preparing the Community Garden for spring planting.  Bring your yard work gloves and any rakes you may have - small garden tools, bags, and light refreshments will be provided.

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Finger Lakes

Mt. Hope Cemetery Fall Clean Up – Saturday, November 3
Mt. Hope Cemetery's North Entrance, Opposite of Robinson Ave., at the Fountain
1133 Mount Hope Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
Volunteers needed: 10 - 100
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: Assisting with the fall clean up of one of the most remarkable and historic Victorian cemeteries in America. Bring gloves and please wear pants and shoes - no sandals.
Site Leader: David '03 and Lora '03 (Masci) Weagle

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Hudson Valley

Dutchess County Outreach Farm Stand - Friday, October 19*
North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Municipal parking on the corner of arterial and North Hamilton Street (The Chance Lot in the City of Poughkeepsie)
Volunteers needed: 2 - 15
Time: noon - 5:30 p.m., Fri, Oct 19* (Note: Farm Stand day of operation is once a month and does not coincide with Day of Service)
Project: Handing out free produce to the residents of the City of Poughkeepsie.
Site Leaders: Pat Caffrey '81 and Greg Lacey '82

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North Country

Bayside Cemetery Clean-up - Sunday, November 4
730 County Rd 59
Potsdam NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 40
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
Project: Raking, tiding flower beds, general fall clean up. Rakes, bags, material provided.

C.O.R.C. Thrift Store - Saturday, Nov. 3
8 Willow Street
Potsdam NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 4
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: sorting, organizing, and hanging clothing

Garfield Cemetery - Sunday, Nov. 4
Garfield Road (Off Pierrepont Ave. just past campus)
Potsdam NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 10-20
Time: 9 – 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4
Project: Raking, mowing, removing trash. Must bring your own rakes, gloves, shovels, wheel barrels, and/or tarps. Anything that might be helpful with outdoor clean up.

Local Living Venture
Volunteers needed: FULL
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Project: Road side clean up in Canton. Supplies will be provided.

North Country Children's Museum - Sunday, Nov. 4
10 Raymond St.
Potsdam NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 4
Time: 9 a.m. - noon, Sunday, Nov. 4
Project: Organize storage area

Norwood Head Start Playground Clean-Up - Saturday, Nov. 3
22 Main Street
Norwood NY
Volunteers needed: 4-6
Time: 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: General clean-up work of the playground area to ensure it is safe for the children playing there. It will include shoveling and raking. Please bring shovels and rakes if possible. Some rakes will be provided. Parking is available to the left of the Norwood Diner.
Site leader: Felicia (Neahr) Dumas ’08
www.slccdp.org

Potsdam Food Co-Op - Saturday, Nov. 3
24 Elm Street
Potsdam NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 4
Time: 9 a.m.– noon, Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: stocking shelves, sorting goods and packaging bulk items.

Potsdam Humane Society - Saturday, Nov. 3
17 Madrid Ave
Potsdam, NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 1-7
Time: 10 a.m.– noon, Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: general tiding inside and outside

Potsdam Public Library - Saturday, Nov. 3
2 Park St.
Potsdam NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 2-4
Time: 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: Need help lifting, moving furniture and organizing storage.

Potsdam Village Parks - Saturday, Nov. 3
Ives Park, Anderson Park, Pine Street Park, Gardner Park, and Fall Island
Potsdam, NY 13676
Volunteers needed: 100
Time: 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: Raking, tiding flower beds, general fall clean up. Rakes, bags, material provided.

Private Residence Yard Clean-up - Sunday, November 4
Village of Potsdam
Potsdam NY
Site Leader: Lauren Bruce
Volunteers needed: FULL
Time: 9 a.m. - noon, Sunday, Nov. 4
Project: Student athletes rake and do fall yard clean up at homes of senior citizens and those with special needs or disabilities.

Reachout of Saint Lawrence County – Saturday, Nov. 3
The Reachout location is confidential, but will be shared with those for register to volunteer. The location is adjacent to campus and within easy walking distance.
Potsdam NY
Volunteers needed: 2 – 10
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: Raking leaves to the curb for pick up. Rakes and tarps provided.

Salvation Army, Main Office - Saturday, Nov. 3
178 Victory Rd.
Massena NY
Volunteers needed: 5-6
Time: 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: Sort and organize food pantry items.

Salvation Army, Thrift Store - Saturday, Nov. 3
210 N Main St.
Massena NY
Volunteers needed: 2-8
Time: 9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Nov. 3
Project: Unpack, hang and sort clothing.

SLC Arts Volunteer Photographers: Artists' Studio Tour – Sat. Nov 3 or Sun. Nov. 4
Various sites: You will need your own transportation and the initiative to pick which studios to visit on the self-guided tour.
Volunteers needed: 1- 5
Time: Few hours anytime between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat. Nov 3 or Sun. Nov. 4
Project: Take a self-guided tour of artists' studios in different towns in St. Lawrence County; take photos of the event and attendees, email them to SLC Arts (or send link to online album) afterwards. Photos for event publicity purposes. View an interactive google map of all the sites here.
Site Leader: Suzy McBroom ’02

Toys for Tots - Sunday, November 4
1857 Ford St.
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Volunteers needed: 2-15; recommended ages 5+
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov 4
Project: Sorting and organizing toys from previous year and new items that may have come in. Filling any orders received.
Site Leader: Sherry Paradis ’00

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