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Our Community Engagement efforts include many volunteer opportunities on campus and in communities near and far.

D'Youville Volunteer Services

Do you remember waving your hand enthusiastically showing your willingness to help? That hand raising gesture so early on in your life demonstrated a willingness to volunteer. Here are some of the reasons why volunteering is so important to you and others:

  • To help someone
  • To improve the community
  • To move from your comfort zone
  • To build new relationships
  • To enhance your resume and establish community connections

Volunteer Events

Campus Ministry offers many volunteer opportunities on campus and in communities near and far.
Friends of Night People, Adopt a Grandparent, service trips to Puerto Rico are just some of the ways you can help others.

Lending a Hand Mission Trip

Thirty students and seven staff will travel to Puerto Rico for Lend a Hand. There will be two groups going, one in December of 2018, and the other group going in March of 2019. 

Service in Puerto Rico will include feeding the homeless and rebuilding. These week long service trips will be a positive and life-changing experience for the students and staff who participate.


Students helping renovate a yard.
That God gives you a rainbow for every storm, for each tear a smile, for each prayer a response. 

York Street Clean Up and Beautification 

Every year Campus Ministry organizes a group of students, faculty and staff to help clean up and beautify nearby York Street. We work with the neighbors to tidy up the community garden and the sidewalks.

Students working to clean up a yard.
To promote new growth, students help pull out weeds and clean up stray foliage. 

Adopt a Grandparent

Through the Adopt a Grandparent Program, students can socialize with adult residents at Mary Agnes Manor, a senior living facility adjacent to the D'Youville campus.

A student connecting with a senior resident at Mary Agnes Manor.
A resident at Mary Agnes Manor gets a visit from a student.


The D'Youville community helps meet the needs of many different agencies and populations in Buffalo. Here are a few:

Friends of the Night People
Serve at a local soup kitchen for the poor and homeless
Meals on Wheels
Deliver meals to the house-bound and elderly
Neighborhood Halloween Party – help organize a party for neighborhood children and trick-or-treat fun on campus                 
716 Ministries
Cleanup and moving items to a new health care clinic for Jericho Road.
Community Services for Every1
Human services, cleanup and office assistants.
Resource Council for WNY
Afterschool program assistants, and various community outreach activities.

Students volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank.
Students work together sorting sweet potatoes to help the Second Harvest Food Bank. 

Keep Track of Your Volunteer Hours

Log your volunteer hours with us, and we'll provide you a report on request for scholarships and resumes.


Report Your Volunteer Hours

Complete this form to report service for an individual, D'Youville group or service learning course.

Report Hours