Cornell University's Public Service Center is a service organization connecting Cornell students, faculty, and alumni with community organizations. Our mission is to champion the conviction that the Cornell University experience confirms service as essential to active citizenship.

In the News

Hundreds of alumni, students give back on Cornell Cares Day
Each January students and alumni work together on service projects in their hometowns while Cornell is on break.

Karim Abouelnaga on Forbes 30 Under 30 List
Karim Abouelnaga, CEO of Practice Makes Perfect and 2012 Robinson-Appel winner, was named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2015 list in the education category.


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


Check out one-time, local opportunities on the HOTLIST. Explore over 30 student led programs for more in-depth volunteer opportunities. 


Upcoming Award Deadlines
Don't miss an opportunity to apply for an award. Award application deadlines.

2013-14 Civic Leader Fellow, Sarah Chalmers' timely community theatre project about Community-Police Relations.

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.

Get Involved

With over 30 student led 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.

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 in day care, education, health services, legal services, environmental issues, urban planning, public works, the arts and more. Do valuable community service and get paid!