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How do I start my Service-Learning?


  1. Complete the required Indemnity and Release Form (no later than September 9, 2019).

  2. Browse the A-Z listing below to choose your service site. Select your site from the list and contact your site by the date determined by your professor.

  3. Click "Register" at the bottom of your selected service site page or at the bottom of this page.

  4. Print your time sheet and bring it with you to your service site. Printable Time Sheet


  1. AFTER COMPLETING YOUR SERVICE-LEARNING: Click on the link and complete the required Self-Evaluation of Service-Learning Experience Survey.

Service Sites

Review service sites for descriptions and contact information. Then choose ONE site and contact them to confirm that you are accepted to serve at the site. Then, click on the "Register" button and fill out the form.


The Belle Center (directions)

Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center  (Fall Only)  Click Here: Volunteer Application (directions)

Catholic Charities: Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program (directions)

Clara's Closet (directions)


Evergreen Health / Pride Center 


Family Promise of WNY (directions)


Just for Kids (Charter School of Inquiry After School Program) (directions)

Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center (Fall Only) East Aurora, NY (directions)

Lt. Matt Urban Hope Center (directions)


Our Lady of Hope Home School After School Program (directions)


P.A.T.H (People Against Trafficking Humans) (directions)

P.S. 17: Early Childhood Center (directions)


Resource Council of WNY Jefferson Ave. Community Center (directions)

SPCA Serving Erie County (directions)

Saint Joseph University School After School Program (directions)

Saint Monica Campus for Young Women: Jesuit Middle School After School Program (directions)

The Salvation Army of Buffalo (directions)


The Teacher's Desk (directions)

The Ten Lives Club (directions)


Vive (directions)


West Side Bazaar (directions)

West Side Community Services (directions)


Y.A.L.T Program at Canisius College 

Youth C.A.N (Community Action Network) (directions)


Why is Service-Learning important at Canisius College?

Service-Learning is a method of learning through experience connected to courses which also helps students to live out the mission and vision of Canisius College.  When students are serving  in the Buffalo community and connecting it to their coursework they are being called to affect and transform the communities in which they serve in positive and meaningful ways.  Reflection on the experience is essential and looking at the critical issues which are involved with the sites where students serve is very important.

Canisius is a Catholic, Jesuit college with a special mission founded on certain cornerstones (refer to video above of Sister Pat Brady):
  • Men and women with and for others
  • Cura Personalis: care of the whole person
  • Magis: Excellence in all things, never accepting to be mediocre in your efforts
  • Promotion of social  justice by making a difference in the community and changing unjust structures
  • Finding God in all things by living out your faith and values