Volunteer Opportunities:

Livingston CARES would like YOU to join us on our next work trip! Volunteers provide the strength, effort, and energy in rebuilding homes and communities. Currently, work trips go to Biloxi and Staten Island/Long Island for one week's duration. It is our intention to expand our mission into the local area as other needs and projects are identified in the future.

Current Trips

Local (Livingston County, NY) Trips
Future Work Trips

We need your time and energy to help rebuild Biloxi, Mississippi.

Current Work Trips:

Some of the work that volunteers may be performing includes:

  • Used sledgehammers and crowbars to tear down and gut a two-story house
  • Measured and cut sheetrock and used power tools to install it
  • Mudded, taped, and sanded drywall
  • Primed and painted both the interior and exterior of a house

2014 Hurricane Sandy Downstate Work Trips

January 2014:
Sudnay, January 12 to Saturday, January 18

Seven volunteers worked on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island  

March 2014:
Sunday, March 16 to Saturday, March 22

Fourteen volunteers will work on houses in Massapequa Long Island.

May 2014:

Sunday, Mary 18 to Saturday, May 24

Seven volunteers will work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island.

2014 Mississippi Work Trips

January 2014:
Sunday, January 12 to Saturday, January 18

Twenty volunteers worked on homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Biloxi area.

March Alternative Spring Break 2014:
Sunday, March 16 to Saturday, March 22

Twenty-one voutneers are booked for travel from Rochester to Gulfport and Biloxi and work on homes deamaged by Hurricane Katrina.

May 2014:
Sunday, May 18 to Saturday, May 24

Fourteen volunteers will work on homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Biloxi area. .

Click here for more information on what to expect, where we stay, and general FAQ. Click here for trip registration and application forms.
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2014 Service Trip: Orlando, Florida during March Spring Break

All spaces on this trip are filled for 2014.

Livingston CARES also offers an alternative break trip to Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) near Orlando (Kissimmee), FL. GKTW is a non-profit organization that partners with wish-granting organizations (like the Make-A-Wish Foundation) to provide a respite vacation for children with life-threatening illnesses (and their families).

Some of the work students on this trip may perform includes:

o Serving meals and scooping ice cream
o Operating rides and supervising attractions in the Village
o Providing child-care and babysitting for a parent respite
o Participate in evening entertainment programs in the Village
o Equine therapy and work projects such as painting and small repair

Students will also engage in readings, lectures, and discussions during the week.

The trip will be led by Dr. David Parfitt, Director, Teaching and Learning Center
Contact: parfittd@geneseo.edu; Milne 214; 245-5336




Local Work Trips:

Time and time again, we hear from volunteers returning from work trips "How can I stay involved after my week in Biloxi?" It is in our mission to aid in humanitarian efforts, and this includes local projects. We are planning to expand in the Livingston County area to keep our volunteers involved!

In the spring, "Geneseo Goes to Town" will involve matching SUNY Genseo student groups with an organization in each town and village in Livingston County for a volunteer project on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Interested stuident organizaitons and groups and community organizations should contact Kay Fly <fly@geneseo.edu> at the SUNY Geneseo Volutneer Center to schedule the work day projects.

Don't have a whole week to give? Already have plans for Spring Break? If you are interested in volunteering, we suggest using the resources of SUNY Geneseo Volunteer Center. On their page you will find local, short-term, or ongoing volunteer projects in a variety of areas-- from Habitat for Humanity, to HEROS mentoring, and working with children. www.volunteer.geneseo.edu [back to top]


Future Work Trips:

We are currently in the process of developing other alternative work trip opportunities for both students and community members.

If your organization is interested in collaborating on a work trip, please contact us. [back to top]