Major Service Events on Campus

Volunteer Fair
At the beginning of each semester, the College Union Ballroom will host the Volunteer Fair. The Volunteer fair consists of representatives from college and community organizations. These representatives aim to recruit new volunteers and explain their programs and services. The volunteer fair is a great place to find organizations and agencies that are looking for new volunteers as well as providing opportunities for leadership on campus. Students involved in the GOLD program can attend the volunteer fair for credit towards the Sapphire Volunteerism and Service Certificate by registering for the program. Additional information can be found on the GOLD website or in the GOLD catalogue.

Student Organization Expo
The Student Organization Expo is usually held after the Volunteer Fair in the College Union Ballroom. The Expo provides students the opportunity to talk to leaders of various student organizations on campus. The organizations provide great opportunity for membership in clubs, Greek life, multicultural organizations, and service organizations. Each of these organizations also provides opportunity for growth and leadership. Members of the GOLD program can attend the Expo for credit towards the Silver certificate by registering for the program. Additional information can be found on the GOLD website or in the GOLD catalogue.

Geneseo Day of Caring
The Geneseo Day of Caring provides service opportunity for all organizations on campus. Geneseo, in conjunction with United Way, takes a day in the middle of October to provide much needed services to the community. Five representatives from each organization are given an assignment that may consist of helping the elderly, yard work for needy families, washing fire engines, cleaning up trails in Letchworth Park and more. Geneseo provides the assignments and United Way provides a free t shirt, breakfast and lunch. All you have to do is sign up and represent your organization. For information on great day or how to sign up your organization, contact Kay Fly in College Union Room 353 at

The Geneseo Adopt-A-Family program provides groups, organizations, and departments the opportunity to bring joy to a family for the holidays. Students work in conjunction with TASA (Livingston County Health Services) and Geneseo Head Start to bring gifts to a family for the holiday season. Each group will be provided with a family and a wish list. They will then be responsible for purchasing and wrapping the gifts for that family. For information on how to get involved, contact Kay Fly in College Union Room 353 at

Relay For Life
Relay for Life is an overnight event in our gymnasium during which money is raised to help the American Cancer Society in its mission to save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back. Participants divide into teams and aim to have at least one person from each team walking around the track at all times during the night. There are several speakers, ceremonies, and endless entertainment including acapella groups, dance performances, bands, and much more. You won't be bored, to say the least! Signing up a team for Relay for Life is very easy. Go to the website and click sign up! Once you are registered, you can send out prewritten emails to friends, neighbors, family members, etc. to fundraise! If you collect cash by doing a separate fundraiser (which is always a great idea!), there are several bank nights right before Relay when you can turn that money in. Each participant is required to raise a $10 registration fee, but everyone is encouraged to fundraise as much as possible. You will receive a t-shirt if you fundraise over $100.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Blood drives sponsored by the Red Cross are periodically held in the ballroom.


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