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NOTE: Community service should be done at a not-for-profit agency and you must not be paid for your work.

American Red Cross

73 Market Street, Potsdam
Phone:  268-0102
Local Blood Banks
*Students only receive 5 hours for donating blood*

Canton Neighborhood Center

5 West Street
Phone:  386-3541
Contact:  Daisy Cox, Director

Canton United Methodist Church

41 Court Street
Phone:  386-4281 or 386-4500
Contact:  Carlton Doane
Weekly free will dinners (2nd, 3rd & 4th Wednesdays of the month)

Chaney Dining Center

Phone:  x7634
Contact: Vern Impey or Jason Bartholomew

The Church & Community Program

Contact: Connie Jenkins

Description: The Church & Community Program is a food pantry that serves, on average 200 families a month. We need volunteers to help unload trucks and distribute food Monday through Thursday.

It's an easy way to make a big difference in the community!

Extension Learning Farm

1894 State Highway 68
Phone:  379-0607
Contact:  Betsy Hodge
Yard or farm work at Learning Farm

The Local Living Venture

Contact: Chelle Lindahl
Phone: 315-347-4223

Location: Canton/Potsdam
Group/Individual: Group

Description: Many special projects including: Pollinator Program, 25th Anniversary Renewable Energy Home Tours, The Local Living Festival, various workshops, administrative/technical assistance. Transportation is possible but depends on the circumstance. Much of this can be done via a computer and a phone at home. Some projects may be individual others can be done by a group.

The Office for the Aging

Contact: Danielle Durant

Description: The Office for the Aging provides service and advocacy for county residents 60 years and older. Programs and services includes: Nutrition Centers and Home Delivered Meals; Home Care Services;  Family Caregiver Support; Senior Community Service Employment Program; Medical Transportation;  Legal Services; Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance.

Physical Plant

Cooper Service Building
Phone: 386-7222
Work with maintenance or grounds staff.

Potsdam Humane Society

17 Madrid Ave
Potsdam, NY

Tel/Fax: (315) 265-3199

Residence Hall Directors

Heritage Hall - Phone 386-7399
Rushton Hall - Phone 386-7403
Mohawk Hall - Phone 386-7511
Smith Hall - Phone 386-7672
Kennedy Hall - Phone 386-7965

St. Mary’s Church

68 Court Street
Phone: 386-2543
Contact: Paul Schrems

St. Mary’s Parochial School

2 Powers Street
Phone:  386-3572
Contact: Pamelia Neal, Principal

Salvation Army Empire Division

Phone: 434-1361
Contact: Sam Reeder or Amanda Deckert

Student Activities Office

Miller Campus Center 211
Phone:  386-7315
Contact: Director of Student Activities or Student Activities Program Coordinator

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Clothing Store

7 Main Street
Phone:  386-4378

Village Recreation Office

Outer Lincoln Street
Phone:  386-3992
Contact:  John Taillon  

Other Community Service

Phone: 386-7688
Amanda Deckert

*If you have any questions about these or other community service opportunities, please feel free to contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 386-7120 or stop by the office in the Miller Campus Center 229.


Please note! We do not accept signatures from students as supervisors of community service – YOU MUST have a staff member’s signature to submit your hours.

Also, if you complete your community service at home or a location other than what is listed here, YOU MUST have the community service supervisor provide on their letterhead signed documentation provided to our office you completed the service.