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Staff Volunteer Opportunities

As we continue supporting our students over the course of the academic year and beyond, there are several exciting opportunities to give back to the Cornell community and ensure that our students, student’s families, and summer guests all have the best possible experience on campus. Volunteering is also a fun way to connect with new people on campus or to get involved as a group and help give back. With Commencement and Reunion on the horizon, and Move-In not far behind, please consider saving the dates and signing up as a volunteer. Use the links below to learn more about each of these opportunities and to sign up for a date and time to help contribute to these meaningful events.



May 26-28, 2023

We cannot support our students and their guests without your help! There are a variety of roles to fill at any of the three Commencement events. Whether you prefer to walk, sit, or be indoors or out, we’re happy to help find an enjoyable role perfect for you.

Learn more about the benefits of volunteering and sign up to help here.



June  8-11, 2023

Every June, over 7,000 Cornellians and their families come back to Ithaca for their class Reunion. Reunion runs from June 8-11, 2023 and is packed full of programming from class meals, Cornell lectures, family-friendly activities, dance parties, and more.

In order to make this event a success, we rely on volunteers to help Conference and Event Services to staff our Reunion housing check-in desks. This is a fun experience where you meet great alumni and interact with staff from across campus. This year we are in need of even more help with additional sign-in requirements!

Housing check-in hours are:
Thursday, June 8:  10:30 am – 9:00 pm and
Friday, June 9:  7:30 am – 9:00 pm.

We are looking to find volunteers for 4-hour shifts , 8-hour shifts, or partial shifts. If you are willing and able to volunteer, please complete the Reunion Housing Volunteers survey which will be released on May 15, 2023.



August 14-20

Mark your calendars for August 14-20 and join the fun as SCL welcomes students back to campus. Please complete the Move-In survey starting May 17, 2023 to sign up and help! Stay tuned to learn more about the roles, responsibilities, and amazing swag you will get as a thank you for your commitment to hosting our students during the Move-In week.

We need:

  • Hosts to serve as greeters, assisting with wayfinding, providing directions to campus buildings, amenities and answering questions.
  • Bin Helpers to assist students with carrying belongings upstairs in buildings without elevators. 

Contact Wendy Franzese with questions.

As always, thank you for taking the time to contribute to the success of these events. These are opportunities to help make an impact on the experiences of new students, graduating students, and Cornell alumni alike. Your time and effort truly make a difference in ensuring that these events are as fun, memorable, and meaningful as possible.