Welcome class of 2020! Take part in POST, the Pre-Orientation Service Trip. Registration is now open!

Visit our page for more information.


Read about POST from a POST Team Leader


To view more events, go to the University Events Calendar and enter Public Service Center in the search bar.

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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. Email cupsc@cornell.edu to make an appointment.


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.


Robinson Appel Humanitarin Award Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the Robinson Appel Humanitarian Award and all the semi-finalists. In picture from left: Alejandra Rodriguez, Brandon Love, Desmond Asiedu, Isabella Salas-Allende, V.P. Ryan Lombardi, Nicholas Karavolias and Lauren Gabuzzi

Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award Recipient Projects:

Nicholas Karavalios '18 – Lending Library 

Alejandra Rodriguez '17 and Brandon Love – Dream Team Ally Trainings

Isabella Salas-Allende '19 – ICSD Peer Mentorship



2016 Kaplan Family Faculty Fellowship in Service-Learning

Congratulations to Noliwe Rooks, associate professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies, and director of graduate studies at the Africana Studies and Research Center, and Bryan Duff, senior lecturer in education, recipients of the 2016 Kaplan Family Faculty Fellowship in Service-LearningRead the story in the Chronicle



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




To Reserve a Room:

Both 100 and 200 Barnes have meeting spaces available for use by volunteer organizations and staff. Please submit reservation requests using the Room Reservation Form.  Contact cupsc@cornell.edu with any questions regarding meeting spaces.


To Reserve a Van:

The Public Service Center has three vehicles available for use by approved organizations, following the certifcation of one or more drivers. Please visit the PSC Vehicle Website for more information.