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

Engaged Cornell Speaker Series explores indigenous research approaches  All talks are 12-1:30pm and light lunch is provided. List of Talks   Spring 2015 Theme: Indigenous Approaches to Research. Tompkins Weekly Article.  WATCH THE VIDEO! Karim-Aly Kassam's talk.

dancingCommunity Engagement Showcase is coming up! The Community Engagement Showcase brings together students, staff, and faculty from across Cornell University to celebrate outstanding community-engaged work and provides space for dialogue, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration.

Let's Get Ready Expands to entire TST BOCES Area

My Favorite Cornellian Public Service Center's own, Joyce Muchan is mentioned.


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 programs for more in-depth volunteer opportunities. 


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

Engaged Cornell fosters student-community connections. When I think about interconnectedness, I think about Rachel Harmon '15, an ILR School student who approaches her Cornell education by always connecting it to the greater good in society.

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.

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 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! Current PSC job listing