UB is committed to helping build and support a vibrant community around us. As a University, we believe in finding ways to connect our communities with other communities, and we strive to improve the quality of the lives of our UB community and the region.
We're proud of our ability to be of service to those around us, and will continue to explore new ways for faculty and staff to serve our communities. In the meantime, learn more about how you can help, get involved and how volunteering can have positive benefits for your own health. Discover how by reading the article, “7 Good Reasons to Give Back."
|Join the new and improved UB CORE (Community OutReach for Employees) for 2009, our employee volunteer program, and start to make a difference by getting involved in projects and events around the WNY community! Click here for more info, to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to register to become a member of UB CORE.
Volunteers including retired and current UB faculty and staff; UB alumni and students; and Buffalo Public School retirees, teachers, administrators, staff and students are engaging in a ground-breaking Mentoring program.
The University at Buffalo in partnership with the Buffalo Public Schools has launched a volunteer mentoring/academic assistance program. Learn more here.
Help us help our community. Whatever your abilities, UB has volunteer opportunities that show how much you care about the region in which we live.
Ride for Roswell
Take a scenic bike ride through Western New York and become one of our partners in progress. Learn more here.
Linda Yalem Safety Run
Become a part of UB's 18th annual 5k run/walk promoting personal safety. Details can be found here.
Day of Caring
Join UB volunteers and spend a day making the community a better place in which to live. Find out more here.
Jog for the Jake
Be part of a Father's Day tradition in the 6th Annual Road Race and Kid's Fun Run. Check out the details here.
UB's Campaign for the Community (SEFA)
UB's Campaign for the Community enjoys a longstanding tradition of excellence. Begun in 1976 as the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA), it provides the means for all employees of the university to make a meaningful contribution to the university's commitment to service. Since 1990, UB has raised more than $12.2 million through this campaign which reflects UB's engagement with its communities and the neighbors whom we live with and serve. Find out more about UB's Campaign for the Community.
UB has a strong commitment to environmental stewardship and is a national leader in helping to reduce energy costs, promoting alternative energy sources, and working to abate climate change. UB has the environmental impact of a modest size city. Through campus environmental stewardship we can make campus operations less consuming of natural resources and less polluting of natural ecosystems. By committing ourselves to becoming a "green campus" we can better fulfill our educational mission, demonstrate environmental leadership, and set an example for the wider community. We have started on this critically important endeavor--though we have a long way to go before we achieve anything approaching genuine environmental sustainability.
Learn more about our efforts in helping the environment and what you can do by visiting the Greener Shade of Blue or UB Green website.
For those who generously volunteer their time as Firefighter and Ambulance Squad members, serve as Red Cross Disaster Volunteers, or give life to others through bone marrow and organ donation, UB is proud of your service and supports you in these endeavors by providing leave benefits to allow you to provide these services to others. For more details and to find out if you are eligible for these leave benefits, click here.
At UB, we value our retirees and appreciate the service they continue to provide to UB and to our community after they retire. Our REV-UP program allows retirees to remain connected to UB while carrying out worthwhile volunteer activities to help our community. Over 30 of our departments have benefited from the contributions of our retirees through this program. You can learn more about how we keep our retirees involved in our volunteer efforts here.