Community Service

Get Involved with Service!

The University at Albany places a high value on giving back to the community. Each year UAlbany students complete thousands of hours of service in the Capital Region. There are four main ways our students can get involved with community service.

Volunteer UAlbany

Volunteer UAlbany, an initiative out of the Office of Student Involvement, is an interactive hub for all things related to community service at the University at Albany. Using as the vehicle, Volunteer UAlbany is the place where students can find and share information regarding service projects on and off campus. Students who are not members of student organizations, but are doing great things in the community, can use Volunteer UAlbany as a platform to promote their projects and as a way to log their service hours.  There are many opportunities for students to volunteer here at the University at Albany and Volunteer UAlbany brings many of those opportunities together in one, easily accessible, place.

If you are an outside agency and would like to have your service project posted on the Volunteer UAlbany page, please complete this form and email it to

If you have questions regarding the Volunteer UAlbany initiative or would like more information, please contact Arleny Alvarez-Pena, Assistant Director, Office of Student Involvement.

Leaders in Service

Learn more about this Department of Residential Life program which encourages service as a way of life.

To Log Your Community Service Hours:

  1. Visit
  2. Log in using your personal NetID and password
  3. On the top of the page click on the My Involvement drop down menu
  4. Select “Experiences”
  5. Once you have been directed to the Experiences page, click “Add Experience”
  6. Choose from one of the Community Service categories that best describes the service you completed
  7. Fill out all required fields on the form and hit “Save"

Please note that we understand that specific student organizations are required to report hours as an organization. Recording hours through the Experience interface does not allow for organizations to record hours as a whole. However, the Office of Student Involvement will work with organizations to create a separate form for student members to complete on their MyInvolvement organization page. If you have questions please contact Douglas Sweet, Assistant Director for Programming, at .