Make a difference in your community

The spirit of service unites Cornellians worldwide! Twice a year, Cornellians gather to do the greatest good through acts of service. Join us for an event near you January 6–20, 2024.

Sign up for an event

Planning a club event?

Submit your event

Not finding a Cornell Cares event listed for your region? Help change that and submit your own event!

Students and staff volunteer at Loaves and Fishes as part of the Public Service Center (PSC) Into The Streets event.

Questions? Reach out!

If you're interested in organizing a Cornell Cares event for your region, let us know (regionalprograms@cornell.edu)! Cornell staff can assist with creating registration pages and marketing to local alumni. You can also learn more about coordinating a Cornell Cares event with this 10 minute video.

Read about past events

Cornell Cares events often range from building birdhouses, to park cleanups, to painting a youth center, to helping out local food banks. Many alumni enjoy bringing their entire family—with grandparents, parents, and young kids working alongside community partners.

Connect with local organizations

Make a difference on campus

Make a difference on campus all year long by exploring the colleges, units, teams, projects, and groups doing the work that means the most to you. With every gift to an area or need you care about, you help students, touch communities, and help Cornell to do the greatest good. 

Nominate alumni

Nominate qualified alumni for volunteer roles within Cornell University.

Support the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement

Celebrate the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, formerly known as the Cornell Public Service Center, with a gift.

Support your favorite area of Cornell

Support the Cornell University programs, scholarships, annual funds, or projects you care about.

Volunteers serve soup in Sage Chapel

We have a big story to tell

Help us celebrate all the good Cornellians can do! Tell us about the areas and organizations you support in your community. ❤️🐻

Share your story

Thank you for representing Cornell

Every year, the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement partners with Alumni Affairs Regional Programs and the Cornell Clubs and Associations to realize Cornell Cares.

Cornell Cares event began in the early 2000s when a few Cornell regional clubs partnered with the Public Service Center (now combined with the Office of Engagement Initiatives to form the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement) to set aside a day in January for volunteer service. Cornell Cares ‘Day’ grew into a week, and ultimately into a biannual opportunity in January and July for Cornellians of all ages to work together and make a difference in their hometowns.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for participating this year!