Ways to Volunteer

Explore opportunities through Cornell volunteer platforms. These online tools can help you find ways to be a Cornell volunteer, mentor, or social media ambassador. Opportunities are tailored to your location, interests, skills, and available time.


  • Do something for Cornell.

    Do you care about keeping the Cornell community strong and vibrant all over the world? This online portal helps you find ways to volunteer that fit your life, interests, and connections to Cornell. Create your unique profile and be a part of the active community of Cornellians near you!

Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN)

  • Meet with prospective students.

    Over 12,000 proud Cornell alumni serve as enthusiastic ambassadors to prospective students and families in all 50 states and at least 50 nations across the globe. Volunteers meet individually with freshman applicants, staff college fairs, and host local receptions.

Cornell Annual Funds Volunteers

  • Reach thousands on behalf of Cornell.

    Become a volunteer for the Annual Funds and be part of a group that creates a measurable difference for students and faculty. Every year, volunteers reach thousands of their peers on behalf of Cornell, turning their passion for our university into generous donations and personal connections.

Cornell Social

  • Join Cornell’s network of social media ambassadors.

    As a social media ambassador, you’ll share messages from Cornell with your networks. Social media ambassadors generate buzz about major initiatives. This volunteer role helps the university reach more alumni, parents, and friends of Cornell.

Division of Alumni Affairs and Development 130 E. Seneca Street, Suite 400 Ithaca, NY 14850