Cornell Cares Day - January 9, 2021

On Cornell Cares Day, students and alumni around the world work together on service projects in their hometowns and build connections with fellow Cornellians. Looking for a way to participate safely this year? We've got you covered.

Get involved

Participate in Cornell Cares Day 2021 with these suggested ways to give back:

  • Check in with local organizations to view their wish lists
  • Check with your local Cornell Club – some are organizing volunteer opportunities
  • Donate goods to your local food bank or shelter
  • Clean out closets and donate clothes, toys, and books
  • Read at an online storytime for your local library
  • Make your own lending library box or food pantry box (check with local ordinances)
  • Paint rocks with encouraging words and place them along walkways
  • Hang a sign in your window sharing words of support, or write a letter to someone in your community
  • Take a bag with you on family walks and clean up trash (always use a disposable glove)
  • Help out a neighbor with raking leaves or shoveling snow

Additional ways to participate

Nominate alumni

Nominate qualified alumni for volunteer roles within Cornell University.

Support the public service center

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Cornell Public Service Center with a gift.

Support your favorite area of Cornell

Support the Cornell University programs, scholarships, or projects you care about - like the Cornell Food Pantry or an annual fund.

Connect with local organizations

Thank you for representing Cornell

Each year in January, the Public Service Center partners with Alumni Affairs Regional Programs and the Cornell Clubs and Associations to realize Cornell Cares Day. Thank you to all of our volunteers for participating this year and celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Public Service Center!