Field Projects and Initiatives

COVID has forced us to re-think traditional field placement models. We in the field office are pursuing field experiences where students, as part of their existing field placement, complete some supplemental field hours working on projects or initiatives with other organizations.

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Examples of projects or initiatives:

  • Voter outreach and education campaigns and initiatives
  • Providing social and emotional support to isolated individuals
  • Creating a mindfulness curriculum directed at daycare providers
  • Volunteer to provide support to older adults with Canopy of Neighbors
    • For example, lend a hand with simple technology tasks or attend a coffee hour
    • Contact Wendy at Canopy of Neighbors via email or phone (716) 235-8133
  • Get involved with the VaX WNY Research Consortium
    • Research assistants are needed to help inform the local public on COVID vaccine distribution efforts

These projects are intended to supplement a student's field experience. For instance, a student may complete 10 hours per week including supervision at their school-based placement and participate in additional projects outside of the school to help supplement their experience and hours.

Do you have a project or idea that could use the support of MSW student(s)?

Please contact Michael Lynch, Clinical Assistant Professor, Field Education:


If you are interested in participating in a project-based field experience or would like more information, please contact Michael Lynch at