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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, service trips go to Biloxi,Mississipp;, Staten Island/Long Island; and Stony Point, New York for one week's duration. We also offer a Weekend of Service in Rochester in February and the Geneseo Goes to Town Day of Service in April.

Current Trips
Local (Livingston County, NY) Trips
Future Work Trips

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

Current Service Trips: Spring 2016 Trips

 

2016 Hurricane Sandy Brooklyn Service Trips

January 2016:
Sunday, January 10 to Saturday, January 16
Seven spaces will be available to work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn  

March 2016:
Sunday, March 13 to Saturday, March 19
Fourteen spaces will be available to work on homes damaged by Hurrican Sandy in Brooklyn.

May 2016:

Sunday, Mary 15 to Saturday, May 21
Seven spaces will be available to work on homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Brooklyn.

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2016 Mississippi Service Trips

January 2016:
Sunday, January 10 to Saturday, January 19
Twenty-one spaces will be available to work on home projects in Gulfport and Biloxi, MIssissippi.

March Alternative Spring Break 2016:
Sunday, March 13 to Saturday, March 19
Twenty-one spaces will be available to work on home projects in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi.

May 2015:
Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21

Fourteen volunteers will work on home projects in Gulfport and Biloxi, Mississippi.

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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2015 Weekend of Service in Rochester Trip

Friday, February 20 to Sunday, February 22

From Friday February 19 to Sunday February 21, Livingston CARES will offer an opportunity for service with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester. Students will stay at the Sisters’ retreat house, departing at 5 pm Friday and returning to campus on Sunday. On Saturday, students divided into three groups and worked at Bethany House, Mary’s Place, or Morning Star. Bethany House is a homeless shelter for women and children, Mary’s Place is a non-profit refugee outreach center, and Morning Star is a foster care home for children with physical/emotional needs. The Sisters planned a retreat that also included prayer, reflection, and free time! All faith backgrounds are welcome to participate in these trips.The $20.00 fee included meals, accommodations and carpooling from Geneseo.


2016 Service Trip: Orlando, Florida during March Spring Break

Livingston CARES will offer 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).

Work performed included:

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 also engaged 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

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GKTW

 

 

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 Geneseo student groups with an organization in each town and village in Livingston County for a volunteer project on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Interested student organizations and groups and community organizations should contact Jon Macko at <macko@geneseo.edu> at the SUNY Geneseo Volunteer 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]

 

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