Participate in volunteer efforts that benefit the Rochester community members and our partners.
Shape and direct your community by committing your time, learning, talents, energy, and resources.
Get involved in the democratic process and collaborate with community organizations.
Develop knowledge and skills from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting.
Visit the Campus-Community Bridge website to find or submit a volunteer opportunity.
The Fellows are wonderful, smart human beings. Having them in our offices and in the field is refreshing, helps us accomplish so much.
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Even though I lived in Rochester for the majority of the past two years, I feel like I've learned more about this city in the past week and a half than I have since I got here.
Working in challenged communities as a privileged individual has revealed a lot of prejudice and selfishness that I wasn't aware of within myself.
I personally enjoyed interacting with such a motivated and intellectually curious student. Helping another person learn and watching them work to overcome any disability is an enriching experience.
At the University of Rochester, mentoring isn't just an idea—it's part of our mission. With several programs available to individuals of all ages and demographics, our mentoring initiatives strive to instill the tools necessary for a lifetime of learning and success.
According to the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, 71% of eligible students are registered to vote, higher than the national average.