You get hours toward your co-curricular transcript and an award at graduation. Come to the office for more information on course offerings, ongoing opportunities and one-time volunteer events.
Summer is a great time to spend outside and Woodland Cemetery is one of the most beautiful shady spots in town. Enjoy fresh air while you pick up branches, rake pine cones and do other light yard work. Contact the OCCE at 607-746-4781 to schedule the day. Any day in the summer works.
Come to the OCCE to learn how you can become a friend to elderly residents who are lonely. Transportation can be provided.
Student groups are wanted to sign up for one day a week this semester to help staff our gently-used clothing store on campus, with all proceeds going to student scholarships. Come to the OCCE to sign up for your group to commit to one day, three hours a week all semester.
There are two mentoring programs here in Delhi: Big Buddies and Catholic Charities. More can be found online and in the OCCE office. There is another, more group-oriented program as well. Our own SUNY Delhi Bronco Buddies engage with local South Kortright Elementary School students in an ongoing weekly commitment that would be semester or year long with their CROP Program. Contact Elizabeth in the OCCE office if you are interested in this meaningful opportunity. The sooner you get in touch with us, the more likely it will be for us to get you on the bus! This is a great program! Leave campus at 2:30, return about 5:30, Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Don't see anything that interests you?
Maybe try organizing your own community service event. Come talk with the staff at the OCCE and plan a Community Service event!
Please consider our Community Partners
Local Food Pantry
Local Food Pantry in Delhi at the United Ministry Church behind the bank on Church Street. Drop off donations between 1 and 3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays in the basement, Fellowship Hall. Volunteers needed to staff the pantry. Contact Deb at 607-746-1665 or Regina at 607-746-1670 for more information.
Help Delaware Opportunities raise money to purchase backpacks and school supplies for the preschoolers who are going into kindergarten next year. Whatever we raise will be matched by the O'Connor Foundation! This is open to individuals and organizations alike. You can do any type of fundraiser, just bring the money to the OCCE and make sure it is put in the exchange account. Last year we helped them get a very large matching grant. Can we do it again? Yes we can!
The Arc of Delaware County
This nationally renowned organization participates on and off campus with service-learning and other co-curricular events like holiday parties and Study Buddies. We also have a new program making art with recycled materials called Creative Abundance. Let us know if you are interested. You could be a ground-breaker! Contact the OCCE for more information.
And many, many more! Please contact Elizabeth Sova, the O'Connor Center Director, at 607-746-4784, or Abby Brannen-Wilson at 607-746-4781, if you have any suggestions or ideas.
* Thanks for a terrific year 2016-17: Over 20,000 hours of community service were performed by our students! You can make a difference!