Cornell's Public Service Center provides local, national, and international public service opportunities to Cornell students, faculty, and alumni.

2016-2017 Statistics Stating 7,500 students volunteered, over 30,000 hours of volunteer service was completed, 292 students participated in the community work study program, and over 26,000 hours were worked in the local, non profit community.

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Students building a raised garden bed for Harlem Grown, an Alternative Breaks organization

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Alternative Break trip to Harlem Grown Picture

Student Programs

Leadership Programs

PreK-12 Outreach Programs

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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PreK-12 Program Job Openings!

We are looking for a work-study student to fill the position of PreK-12 Project Assistant. Visit here for more information!

Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

The Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship is currently seeking applications till March 28, 2018.

Robinson-Appel Award Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards through April 14, 2018. Three projects will be selected and awarded $1,500 to further community service through innovative approaches, translation of ideals to practical results, and focus on the Cornell campus, Ithaca community, or outside Tompkins County (must be within the United States and its territories). For more information click here.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Award Now Accepting Applications

The Class of 1964 invites graduating Cornellians to apply for the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award. The $15,000 award is intended for those with a commitment to public service to their community or government through demonstrated experience and academic achievement. Application materials are due Monday, March 12, 2018. For more information click here.

Work Study Opportunities Available!

We are looking for Tutors and Drivers for the spring semester. Check out the PSC Job Listings!