It's undeniable: community service is kind of a big thing here.
In fact, Naz newbies get started immediately! During New Student Orientation, students visit one of 24 Rochester sites for a day of service.
And these aren't just your typical service spots. Fans of the great outdoors get some sun while gardening at a local farm. Cooks and foodies show off their food-prep skills.
Hosting ice cream socials for the elderly, painting affordable housing, running the bounce house at the Festival for Emergency Responders - you name it, Naz students have done it.
The day is one of your first chances to make new college friends and explore Rochester. Whether you're new to the service scene, or a long-time volunteer, you'll leave asking, "What's next?"
AMERICAN RED CROSS
Prepare and package meals that are then home-delivered to people in need. It’s like Top Chef with a Meals on Wheels twist.
Lend a green thumb at this local farm that grows fresh, healthy food for the community. Get involved in some weeding and fieldwork.
GIRL SCOUTS OF WESTERN NEW YORK
Inspire a troop as you assist with leadership and girl-power projects.
IMAGINE IT...FUNDRAISING THROUGH RECYCLING
Techies and environmentalists join forces at the electronics recycling facility. Sort and box up recycled ink cartridges and cell phones to raise money for local non-profits and schools.
MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY
Become part of history as you landscape America’s first municipal Victorian cemetery.
CLARA BARTON SCHOOL NO. 2
Set up classrooms and deliver class materials for Rochester elementary schools.
Work at this Feeding America regional food bank and sort food and empty bottles and cans for soup kitchens, shelters, and emergency food pantries.
BRENTLAND WOODS EPISCOPAL SENIORLIFE COMMUNITIES
Socialize with and serve food to the residents of this senior living community.
Spend the day gardening and playing games with children who have cerebral palsy.
SENECA PARK ZOO
Clean the grounds and hang with some wild wildlife. You might even change woodchips out of the ocelot exhibit.