BOCES Student Volunteer Fair

By Casey Killian

November 7, 2012 Updated Nov 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students are looking at a way to give back to their community.

Wednesday morning, hundreds of students checked out the Broome-Tioga BOCES fourth annual Student Volunteer Career Fair.

It included 15 vendors from local non-profit agencies, and about 400 students from eight area districts.

It's a part of the Student Community Service Awards program, which was founded by state Senator Tom Libous and is now entering its 15th year.

Career Development Specialist at Broome-Tioga BOCES, Patty Gonz said, "The goal of today basically is to just make students aware of how they can help their community out. We partner with Senator Libous's office on this event so it's a great way for them to learn about how they can help their community."

Corey Starchok, a Senior at Susquehanna Valley High School said, " I can see what different people do, it's okay, I actually kind of like it. You know it gives you different varieties to go through and see what you can do."

The awards program encourages young people to volunteer.

Each year, one student from each school in the senator's district wins a $1,000 college scholarship.