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Volunteering

Volunteering, also known as community engagement or public service, can be helpful in exploring what types of careers you may enjoy. Plus, you get the fulfillment of knowing that you are giving back to your community in a meaningful way. What you may not realize is that you are also developing valuable, transferable career-related skillsIt can boost your resume or job search. 

  • Cornell's Einhorn Center for Community Engagement is a great resource for getting involved in service around the community.
  • Find volunteering opportunities in the local community with their search tool. You can browse based on location, topic, time of year, and more.
  • Participate in a service trip through Alternative Breaks.
  • Check out the wide variety of other programs that take place on- and off-campus. You can work with kids or the elderly, in healthcare or foreign languages, and on issues like hunger or sustainability. The opportunities are endless!

Check out this comprehensive Guide to Volunteering for College Students which covers the importance of volunteering, 11 benefits of volunteering, and tips for finding opportunities. 

Resource Library

Volunteering Resources

Our Resource Library contains links to many resources that will help you in your search for opportunities for volunteering.