Are you ready to go to Biloxi, Mississippi or to Brooklyn or Rochester, New York on one of our seven trips in 2016? Hard copies of the trip forms will be available in MacVittie College Union Room 353.You will need to follow these three easy steps to complete your registration. PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING OUT THE FORMS TO AVOID PROBLEMS AND HASSLES:
2016 Weekend of Service in Rochester
Friday, February 19 to Sunday, February 21
Looking for a getaway volunteer opportunity, but one that is close to campus and only for a weekend?! From Friday February 19 to Sunday February 21, Livingston CARES offers an opportunity for service with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Rochester. Students will stay at the Sisters’ retreat house, departing around 5 pm Friday and getting back no later than noon on Sunday. On Saturday, students will be divided into three groups to work at either 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 have a retreat style weekend planned that also includes prayer, reflection, and free time! All faith backgrounds are welcome to participate. There are 12 spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The $20.00 fee includes meals, accommodations and carpooling from Geneseo. Registration forms are available online on this website and in the Center for Community in MacVittie 353..
January, March and May 2016 Hurricane Sandy Service Trips to Brooklyn
Sunday, May 17 to Saturday, May 23; Sunday, March 13 to Sunday, March 19 & Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21
Seven spaces will be available for the January trip, 14 for the March trip and 7 for the May trip. Volunteers will work under the supervision of Rebuilding Together NYC and stay in a home supervised by the New York Annual Conference of United Methodist Church. A van will leave from Geneseo on the Sunday of each week and return to campus the following Saturday. Students from downstate may travel on their own to the host site.
The fee for this trip is $175.00, The fee is payable to Livingston CARES and is due with the registration forms. Fees include accommodations, most meals, t-shirt, insurance and local transportation. Registration forms are available in the Center for Community in MacVittie 353 and accepted starting October 1. A deposit of $50.00 will be required with the registration form and the balance of the $175.00 fee will be due November 1 for January, February 1, for March and April 1 for May.
January, March and May 2016 Service Trips to Biloxi, Mississippi
Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 13; Sunday, March 13 to Saturday, March 19; and Sunday, May 15 to Saturday, May 21
Twenty-one volunteers will work on home projects in January, 21 in March, and 14 in May. Volunteers will work under the supervision of Back Bay Mission in Biloxi. The fee for these trips will be $585.00 per person. Fees include accommodations, most meals, t-shirt, insurance and local transportation. Volunteers will fly from Rochester on the Sundays and return on the following Saturdays. Arrangements are also possible for other volunteers to fly from other locations. Registration forms will be available in the Center for Community in MacVittie 353 and accepted starting October 1. A deposit of $100.00 will be required with the registration form and the balance will be due on November 1 for January, December 1 for March and April 1 for May.