Volunteers Go “Into the Streets"

Into The Streets
Into The Streets
Into The Streets

SUNY Oneonta students headed “Into the Streets” for the college’s annual volunteer day on Saturday, May 7, bringing back a long-running tradition that had been on hiatus for two years due to the pandemic.

Students began their morning with breakfast and a send-off that included a free T-shirt proudly identifying them as SUNY Oneonta volunteers. Nearly 300 students signed up to volunteer at 24 area not-for-profit organizations, according to Linda Drake, executive director of the college’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community, which coordinates the event. “There were most likely many more students who showed up at a moment’s notice,” she said.

OWL location
Students helped paint and clean up the building for the Oneonta World of Learning in Fortin Park.
Clean up
Volunteers helped the Susquehanna SPCA plant flowers and clean up dog-walking paths, and socialized with the animals.
Delta Omega Epsilon Fraternity, Inc.
Members of the Delta Omega Epsilon fraternity and the Sigma Omega Epsilon sorority cleaned up the historic Frisbee Family Cemetery with the Delaware County Historical Association.

Student volunteers traveled in teams to sites in Oneonta, Laurens, Otego, Milford, Cooperstown, Burlington, New Berlin, East Meredith and Delhi. They spent up to six hours in volunteer activities such as painting, cleaning and window-washing at nonprofit agencies, schools and churches; cleanup at area parks and trails; and landscaping at various organizations.

Into The Streets Cleanup
Into The Streets Cleanup
Into The Streets Cleanup
Into The Streets Cleanup

Video: Into the Streets Volunteers in Action

About the CSRC

SUNY Oneonta’s Center for Social Responsibility and Community provides students with volunteer and service-learning opportunities throughout the year. Signature events include Into the Streets, the Oneonta Fights Cancer fund-raiser for a local cancer survivor, and the CANstruction competition, which has generated nearly 48,000 pounds of food for local food banks since its inception in 2011.

Into The Streets Cleanup
Into The Streets Cleanup
Into The Streets Cleanup
Into The Streets Cleanup
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