Complementary Learning

Please see below events and activities that are approved by the Honors Program office for Complementary Learning. This webpage is updated regularly to add new opportunities - but they are in no way the only activities you can take part in to earn complementary learning hours. Please refer to the Complementary Learning Handbook for other ways to earn hours and for a guide to submitting your hours. 

4/5-4/26 Community Garden Volunteering (Ongoing)

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Come volunteer with us, RIT Sustainability, at various gardens around RIT. Tools will be provided - just come in some clothes you don't mind getting a little dirt on and get ready to prepare the garden for the upcoming spring! Volunteer days are April 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 3-5pm at the RIT Community Garden. 

Register here!

(Please note to submit hours to CLCE and select Honors as your associated club/org to receive comp learning!)

04/05 - 07/13 St. Ann's Community Volunteer Days

St Ann's Community Volunteering

Need volunteer hours for school, a group, a confirmation class, or something similar? Activities include: Helping with events, visiting elders, decorating for the holidays, making gifts for elders, writing letters, Got Sneakers? support, and other activities as needed.

Register Here

04/08-11 Fourth Annual Global Humanities Conference

The Fourth Annual RIT Undergraduate Global Humanities Virtual Conference will be taking place on April 8 - 11, 2024. The theme this year is Ethics and How We Conduct Our Lives. During this conference experts in Humanities fields will discuss social topics currently impacting the ways in which our societies communicate together. 

Learn More Here

(Please submit hours to Honors as this is a cultural/leadership opportunity)


04/13 Leadership Retreat: Camp Arrowhead

CLCE Leadership RetreatThe CLCE is holding their last Leadership Retreat of the semester on Saturday, April 13th, from 12-3pm at Camp Arrowhead. Make sure to sign up and develop your leadership skills through fun team building activities!

Register Here

(Please submit hours to Honors as this is a cultural/leadership opportunity)

04/14 Roar the Vote Training

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Please Note: The hours spent training in this position do NOT count as comp learning. Only time spent engaged in this work after you are trained will count. 

Roar the Vote rolled out the Voter Advocacy Network (VAN) this fall – it’s been an exciting development in our programming. We have 11 student voter advocates working hard to encourage their peers to engage in voting. We are hosting another training this spring from 11am-1pm in the Campus Center Rooms 1010/1015 on Sunday, April 14 (This training does not count as comp learning). This is a great opportunity for students who would like to fulfill volunteer hours for a program, club, or organization. The Voter Advocacy Network (VAN) is an experiential volunteer opportunity for students who would like to hone in on their skills of leadership, advocacy, and civic engagement. Roar the Vote helps RIT students navigate the complexities of voting, and we could not do this work without the skills and ingenuity of student volunteers. Voter Advocates will be tasked with completing at least 7, and up to 12, volunteer hours per semester (counts as comp learning) through various opportunities such as voter registration tabling, deliberative dialogues, civic engagement celebrations, and direct student-to-student interaction. Those interested in this opportunity do not need to be experts in voting, advocacy, or civic engagement. Voter Advocates are not required to be US citizens.

Register Here

04/19 Framing Frenzy

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CLCE is excited to invite you to our annual Framing Frenzy event, happening Friday, April 19th from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Parking Lot B.  This year we will be again partnering with Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity to build house and building frames for the Rochester community! 


Register Here


4/20 Into the ROC: Farm Tour and Volunteering at Wild Hill Farm

Into the ROCJoin Into the ROC and RIT Sustainability as we take a tour and volunteer at Wild Hill Farm, a woman owned, regenerative farm in the greater community. Learn about the many ways that Wild Hill Farm is practicing sustainability and how small, local farms are an integral part of Rochester's foodscape. After the tour, we will be volunteering to prepare the fields and plant seedlings. Let's go to the farm!

The bus will leave the Sentinel Statue promptly at 10:30am. Please dress accordingly for unpredictable spring weather -- closed toe shoes, long pants, and a rain jacket are highly encouraged. Please also bring a water bottle!

Food Provided (Light lunch and snacks will be provided. Please plan accordingly if you would like something larger and more filling!)

Register Here!

(Please note to submit hours to CLCE and select Honors as your associated club/org to receive comp learning!)

4/21 "Down to Earth-Day" Planting Party at Tait Preserve

Join us for a fun day of planting and creating "Seed Balls" at the Tait Preserve. There will be a limited number transportation seats in the van (12) so carpooling is suggested. Be sure to wear appropriate clothes to accommodate the weather and shoes and clothes you won't mind getting a little dirty. Van's will be leaving from Gracie's at RIT at 9:30am

Register Here!

(Please note to submit hours to CLCE and select Honors as your associated club/org to receive comp learning!)

4/27 ImagineRIT

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Volunteers are essential members of Imagine RIT, and hundreds of people help to ensure that the festival is a success. Following the link below to learn more!

Register Here!

May: Ongoing Volunteering with Goodbye, Goodbuy!

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Every year, RIT students throw out over 100 tons of goods during move-out. The following fall, incoming students purchase the same items. The cycle continues, and usable items sit in landfills. We set out to change this cycle, and reduce waste! Volunteer opportunities are available all month. 

Register Here!

(Please note to submit hours to CLCE and select Honors as your associated club/org to receive comp learning!)

05/11 Volunteer at the Breast Cancer Coalition

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The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s fosters community among those affected by breast or gynecologic cancer through education, support, and advocacy. Volunteers needed for the Pink & Teal Challenge Walk & Run on Sat., May 11, 2024.

If Interested, please email Meredith, Director of Special Events at, or call 473-8177.

Sign Up Here

05/23 Day of Caring at Conkey Corner Park and the El Camino Trail

Genesee Land Trust helps to conserve land and seeks volunteers. Join us for spring cleaning on Rochester's Thomas R. Frey Trail at El Camino, a 2.25-mile urban greenway. Help clear winter debris, weed, plant, and mulch at the trail and playground gardens. Five teams of 15-20 volunteers needed at 4 locations along the trail and Brewer Street entrance to the Riverway Trail.
If interested contact Will Macaluso via email at

Sign Up Here

07/15-19 i-can-bike Camp Volunteers Needed

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Autstim Up hosts an Annual iCan Bike Camp. This year it will take place July 15 - 19, 2024 at the Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College. The week-long camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities, to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. Specialized, adaptive cycling equipment is utilized by certified instructors and an army of volunteer spotters that build confidence, skill and ultimately, success.

With a nearly 100% success rate, the program changes the lives of children and teens by teaching them a skill that builds self-confidence, provides an inclusive recreation opportunity with peers, and encourages a lifetime of fun and exercise. Participants will need to bring their own bicycle to camp for adjustments and will ride off into the sunset on the last day!

Learn More Here


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at the National Kidney Foundation

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🌟 The National Kidney Foundation of Upstate and Western NY is on the lookout for passionate volunteers! Whether it's diving into administrative roles or capturing the heart of their events with photography - there's a spot for you! 📸
Connect with Kristen West Ryan for more information

  • 📞 : 585.598.3963 x373
By volunteering, you’re not just helping out - you're championing the Kidney Foundation’s vital programs and showing immense love to our local Kidney Community.
🌐 Learn more: National Kidney Foundation

(Please note to submit hours to CLCE and select Honors as your associated club/org to receive comp learning!)

Volunteer with Shift2

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🌟Shift2 is a non profit organization on a mission to maximize the usefulness of existing technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives. They are conveniently located on Jefferson road.

Volunteer Duties Include:

  • Wiping hard drives
  • Troubleshooting devices
  • Installing Operating Systems
  • Physically cleaning computers
  • Dismantling and recycling parts
  • Sorting RAMs for resell
  • Matching Computer Monitors

Available Monday- Friday anytime from 9am-6pm
📧Contact Lisa M. Muhammad at for more information.

Volunteer at Deaf Refugee Advocacy

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Seeking enthusiastic volunteers to further their mission. Presently, they have openings for the following positions:

  1. Teacher Resource Aide: Assisting in teaching ASL, English, and other subjects to our students.
  2. Special Projects: Involvement in various special initiatives.
  3. Transportation Provider: Offering support to clients requiring transportation to and from the office or specific locations.

Should you have any queries about volunteering, training, or require further information, please don't hesitate to contact them at
📧 ( or via video phone 585-286-3440.

Volunteer with Tru-impact

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Join TRU-Impact Inc. and Empower Rochester's Youth!
🌟 Passionate about making a difference? TRU-impact is looking for student volunteers to tutor and mentor local youth. Be a part of a dynamic team, helping children reach their full potential!

📚 Schedule: 1-2 times a week, 4:30-6 pm, Mon-Thurs.

Contact TRU-impact:

📩 Deanna Baddley:
🌐 Learn more: TRU-impact

Volunteer with YWCA

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The YWCA is a powerful resource in our community, helping women and girls by empowering them to regain control of their lives and get on the path to a healthy, successful future. YWCA is seeking volunteers who want to make a difference.
For more information, please reach out to April Allen at or sign up here

Volunteer at the Willow Center

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Willow Center is the only New York State certified domestic violence service provider serving Monroe County. Our mission is to prevent domestic violence and ensure every survivor has access to the services and supports needed along the journey to a safe and empowered life.
If interested, reach out to

Volunteer at the League of Women Voters

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisangrassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. Volunteers help set up registration tables and engage in activities like postcard writing and distributing non-partisan literature.
If interested in volunteering, please fill out this form.

Volunteer at the the Agape Haven

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We are a growing grassroots organization meeting needs of the under-served population, especially women and girls. We empower our community using a holistic approach by providing access to educational resource, social emotional support and food security. 

To volunteer, contact Julia Oakley at or Sign up Here!