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The Max A. Shacknai COVE at a glance

By Contributing Writer on September 10, 2018

More than 850 student volunteers

More than 27 percent of Colgate students participate in COVE programs each year

More than 68 percent of Colgate students participate in volunteer programs by the time they graduate

More than 80 community organizations

30,000 volunteer service hours, valued at $724,200 in salary savings

More than $48,000 of in-kind resources to non-profit organizations

Community Partner feedback
“Your students are patient, kind and enthusiastic with their mentees. That means more to a middle schooler than you can imagine. It is no small thing to make another person feel accepted and appreciated. That is exactly what your students do for mine! Thank you for keeping this program going… it is really impactful for our students.” – Staff member at Sherburne-Earlville School

“This year was an exceptional year. We had fewer volunteers than in the past but the scope of help they provided was vast. They helped not only with stocking shelves and helping patrons, but also paperwork, computer assistance, writing letters, and writing a small grant (which we received)!” – Director of Hamilton Food Cupboard

“The buddy system that Liberty Kids has fulfilled, provides Hamilton students with a caring and supportive Colgate student to work with throughout the semester. Both Hamilton and Colgate students became very attached to their buddy. Working with the same person every week created a sense of comfort, which allowed the Hamilton students to take risks academically and open up emotionally.” – Staff member at Hamilton Central School

2018-2019 Events

August 22-25
Outreach Pre-Orientation Program

September 7
Afternoon of Service

September 17
Volunteer Orientation and Kickoff

November 18-20
Non-profit Immersion Trip to New York City

January 25
MLK Afternoon of Service

January Alternative Breaks

  • Washington DC Food Insecurity
  • Hurricane Harvey Recovery in Houston, TX

Spring Alternative Break Trips

  • Pathfinder Village Leadership Development
  • Habitat for Humanity Build

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