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Volunteer Opportunities

Join students, faculty and staff for campus and neighborhood clean ups in the month of April.

USA sponsors campus clean up on Saturday April 9 from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Meet at Christ the King Chapel at 10 a.m.

Lots of volunteers are needed on Saturday April 16 and April 30 to help clean up Peoples Park and prepare the garden for spring from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 2495 Main St. located within walking distance from campus.

On Saturday April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hamlin Park Community cleanup. The event is sponsored by Rep. Tim Kennedy’s office.  Join our neighbors in beautifying the neighborhood. Over 100 student athletes helped with this project last year. Meet at East Ferry and Wohlers Avenue, walkable from campus.

On Saturday April 23 join the Shoreline sweep with Buffalo Waterkeeper. (Hoyt Lake 5 volunteers, Tifft farm 5 volunteers, MLK park 5 volunteers)

RSVP to graduateassistant.nbi@gmail.com or rockwel3@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute

 

Volunteer Opportunity

The New Buffalo Institute is looking for volunteers to help sort donations for Afghan refugees on Monday, April 4 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM at the Tri Main building 2495 Main St. (Walkable from campus).

Please RSVP to Mary Rockwell  rockwel3@canisius.edu if you are interested in volunteering.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, the New Buffalo Institute

St. Patrick’s Day Service Opportunity

The New Buffalo Institute is looking for volunteers to help serve lunch at Vive la Casa, a shelter for refugees and asylum seekers, on Thursday, March 17.  We plan to decorate the dining room and provide a meal to 80 people, primarily families with children. 

If you would like to volunteer by making a dish, showing off your Irish dancing, setting and/or cleaning up, please Email Mary Rockwell at rockwel3@canisius.edu.   

The event should run from about 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thank you in advance for your help!

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, Ph.D., director, The New Buffalo Institute

 

MLK Day of Service

 

The African American Heritage Corridor is hosting a day of service on January 29, from 8:45 – 10:00 a.m.  The event is being held in recognition of  Martin Luther King Day, which was celebrated on January 17.

Participants are asked to gather on the grounds of the Michigan Street Baptist Church ready to clean up trash along.  Instructions and cleaning supplies will be given out upon arrival.

Please wear a mask and pre-register at: www.michiganstreetbuffalo.org/mlk-day.

 

Black History Month Lecture Series

Celebrate Black History Month with the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor.  The organization is hosting a series of (virtual) lectures throughout the month of February.  All are free and open to the public, and begin at 6:00 p.m.

The first lecture in the series is scheduled for February 2 and is titled “James Clipper: The REAL Story.”  Jesse Clipper was the first African American soldier from Buffalo to die in World War I. This lecture takes a deep dive into his life story and will reveal that there is far more to this Buffalo hero than commonly known.

To register for this lecture or view the full list of upcoming events, click here.

Submitted by: Mary Rockwell, PhD, director, The New Buffalo Institute