Susan B. Anthony Center Ambassadors Program
Beginning in Spring semester 2018, the Center began offering the Susan B. Anthony Center (SBAC) Ambassadors Program to connect University students to the surrounding Rochester community through volunteer work at local non-profit service organizations. SBAC Ambassadors will help agencies with volunteer needs at one-day events or on short-term projects such as walks, dinners, and inventory organization. By supporting agencies in this capacity, students will benefit organizations by providing extra help that is needed to enable them to fulfill their goals as they conduct programming, raise funds, and serve clients in the local community.
A central goal of the program is to offer students a place to find volunteer opportunities in the Rochester community outside of traditional groups such as Greek life and Student Association clubs, and also benefits students who are unable to commit to those groups. This enables students to be a part of a volunteer group that helps the community with less time constraints and offers them flexibility. The program is also great for UR students already involved in other groups who want to increase their volunteerism. Additionally, the program offers students the opportunity to be a part of a group that benefits the community while gaining community engagement and networking experience.
Key benefits for students-
Flexible program: volunteer when it fits in schedule
Easily connect with non-profits: pre-scheduled dates to choose from; name given directly to agency
Connect with students and the community while improving engagement and networking skills
Individual students interested in volunteering can sign up through the Susan B. Anthony Center who will act as the liaison between community organizations and students to coordinate volunteer logistics. Volunteer opportunities will take place on Saturdays three times a semester at various Rochester area non-profit agencies. Transportation can be provided to any UR student who needs a ride to and from agency locations from campus. Any students interested in social justice, community building, and social service careers are highly encouraged to join this low commitment and fulfilling program.
Become an SBAC Ambassador:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the SBAC Ambassadors email list to hear about upcoming and future volunteer opportunities.
Spring Semester 2020 Volunteer Opportunities:
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Coldwater Women & Children Residential House
1:00 – 3:00 PM
A program through the Open Door Mission, play games and put together crafts with children, ages 2-16, who live at the house
March – TBD
Saturday, April 11, 2020
YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Spring cleaning and garden prep work (weather permitting)