Welcome class of 2021! We look forward to meeting the new class and hope many will come by the Public Service Center to learn how we can help you get connected to your new community both on and off campus.

In the News

Congratulations to Tony Hillary, Harlem Grown founder. One of Alternative Break’s New York City partners.

22nd annual POST program continues its mission of introducing new students to the Ithaca community through community-service.

Four students receive Robinson Appel Humanitarian Awards — Congratulations to Christina Regan '17, Mia Howard, Sarah Aiken '18 and Michelle Garceau '18.

Clancy, Kolakowski named 2017 Kaplan Faculty Fellows — This award recognizes and supports greater involvement in civic engagement at Cornell.

Students' green thumbs help Harlem Grown's garden thrive — Students making a difference in the world over spring break.

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Get Involved

With over 30 student programs, you can get involved locally and nationally. Participate in one of our leadership programs to build your leadership skills. Work with children in one of the PreK-12 Outreach Programs.

Need help finding the right fit?
Meet with a student Center Program Specialist (CPS) to help guide you through the various opportunities within the community and the Public Service Center. During the academic year email cupsc@cornell.edu to make an appointment.

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Check out one-time, local opportunities on the Hotlist. Explore over 30 student programs for more in-depth volunteer opportunities as well as community work study.

Get a Job

The Community Work-Study Program helps students who have a Federal Work-Study award work off campus with over 50 local non-profits. Do valuable community service and get paid! See our current PSC job listing.


Cornell Days Events

Hundreds of Cornell alumni and students participate in Cornell Cares day across the world. It's a great way to connect and make a difference as part of the Public Service Center's (PSC) Cornell Cares Day. 

Donate Now

It's time for the Cornell Students for Hunger Relief annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive to support local food pantries. In the past we've successfully raised enough to feed hundreds of families for the holiday. 


Cornell Students for Hunger Relief works to alleviate food insecurity in Ithaca and Tompkins County by encouraging students and community members to make donations which are channelled into ​the community of need. 

We are looking to expand our board this semester. Contact cornellhungerrelief@gmail.com for an application.

The Translator Interpreter Program (TIP) trains volunteer translators and interpreters to serve in emergency and non-emergency situations. We welcome and need all languages. Serving 300+ community agencies around Tompkins County since 2000! You must attend one of our mandatory Volunteer Training Sessions this semester to participate in the program. These info sessions are: Monday October 16 in Kennedy 101 from 5-6 pm; Tuesday November 28 in Kennedy 213 from 5-6 pm. To learn more about TIP, contact us at translator@cornell.edu.

The Community Partnership Funding Board (CPFB) assists students in developing grassroots community action projects and administers grants of up to $2,500. Come to the info session to learn more on Wednesday October 18 from 5:45 to 6:45 in 300 Kennedy Hall. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on November 3 either in person at 300 Kennedy Hall, or by electronically to CPFB@cornell.edu

Students, faculty and staff are eligible to apply for the Ewing Family Service Awards. Funding is intended to support programs that benefit the Cornell Campus Community.  Application materials are due November 3, 2017. For more information: https://orgsync.com/118100/forms/287071