Volunteer and Service Learning

“To whom much is given, much is expected.”

Our motto captures the spirit of CSTEP students, who channel what they’ve gained from our program back into the community to help others. If you’re interested in high-impact activities that make a difference, here is how you can get involved:

CSTEP Annual Day of Service

Every year, CSTEP students visit local high schools in the Buffalo Public School district to meet with students, share their college knowledge, and introduce students to STEM fields and the licensed professions.

Habitat for Humanity

CSTEP students spend a Saturday volunteering their time with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for a family in need. Volunteer opportunities are available during the academic year and are a requirement of the Summer Research Program.

CSTEP Shadow Day

CSTEP students serve as mentors to high school students enrolled in the STEP program. Mentors invite STEP students to attend classes with them for a day, allowing students a glimpse of what college life is like.

Campus Health Educator

Service learning combines meaningful service with instruction and reflection to enrich learning, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. You can get involved through CSTEP’s Campus Health Educator (CHE) program. Partnering with Unyts for this service learning opportunity, CHEs raise awareness and educate the UB community on the importance of blood and organ donation.