Complementary Learning

Some kinds of learning are best accomplished outside the classroom, so an important part of the Honors Program is participation in activities that complement traditional academic work. Complementary learning activities typically involve service to the community, and participating in events that expose students to new cultures or challenge their ways of thinking about their relationship to the larger society.

Check out the Honors Handbook for information about what counts as complementary learning and how to report what you've done.

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 Honors Program Handbook for other ways to earn hours and for a guide to submitting your hours. 

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

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

i can bike

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

This picture reads "Shift2" with it's corresponding symbol of a blue and green keyboard.

🌟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

The picture displays "Tru-impact" in brown font. The T of "Tru" is a a tree as well with the leaves branching off.

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!