About Service-Learning and Volunteerism


Service-learning combines community service and academic study to enhance learning, teach civic responsibility, and enrich communities. At the University at Albany, service-learning projects are embedded in a variety of courses across all majors. They provide a structured opportunity for students to gain an enhanced understanding of course content, while applying the class material to a hands-on community-based project. Students gain academic, civic, and personal benefits from service-learning experiences. To identify courses that include a service-learning component, please check with an academic advisor and/or your academic department.

Academic Credit for Community Service: In addition to classroom-based service-learning, students can earn academic credit for community service through the Community and Public Service Program (CPSP).


Interested in being more engaged with the local community, but don’t need or want to earn academic credit for the experience? Considering volunteering!

To get involved, start by visiting the Center for Leadership and Service.

Many volunteer opportunities are available on Handshake.

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.