Student Programs

There are many opportunities to serve in the community! Participate in our student-led community service programs throughout the semester to advance your resume, network with the potential employers and be a staple in the community.


Adopt-A-Grandparent connects students with senior adults in the Oswego community through programs and activities. Each week students visit a local nursing home and spend time with residents talking, sharing stories and participating in the planned activity. 

Learn more about Adopt-A-Grandparent

Alternative Breaks

Students can travel locally, nationally and internationally during spring or winter break. There’s a variety of causes to volunteer for, no two trips are the same and provide a fulfilling and self-enriching experience.

Learn more about Alternative Breaks

ARC at SUNY Oswego

We work with ARC of Oswego County to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities. Through volunteering, students interact with individuals by engaging in different activities within the community.

Learn more about ARC at SUNY Oswego

Mentor Oswego

Mentor Oswego connects college students with local children and adolescents in the Oswego community. SUNY Oswego students act as positive role models, while providing fun activities, programs and companionship to local youth.

Learn more about Mentor Oswego

Shining Waters Initiative

Shining Waters increases the awareness of the importance of the Great Lakes, and focuses on Lake Ontario’s ecological preservation, helping students become stewards of the lake by hosting weekly lakeshore clean ups throughout campus.

Learn more about Shining Waters Initiative


If interested in applying to any of these programs, please fill out our application.

Place the application, along with your schedule in the appropriate mailbox in the Point or send an email to the corresponding program.