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A University-Wide Community Service Initiative
Welcome to the Community and Public Service Program! Community engagement in the United States, and indeed across the globe, is more important than ever. Social welfare retrenchments, globalization, economic insecurity and changing levels of social capital have challenged the most marginalized people to have their voices heard and needs met. Community engagement is one of the central mechanisms for fulfilling the promises of a democratic society.
As UAlbany students return to campus this fall, some volunteer engagement opportunities will be limited due to social distancing guidelines and community partner capacity. Our CPSP Office is open during limited hours, but our staff are available to help you through phone, email and online video meetings.
Students can register for RSSW community service courses for the fall semester, either by volunteering in Albany or in your hometown. You may volunteer in-person or virtually for RSSW credit. We are developing a list of options to fit your needs.
CPSP virtual drop-in office hours are available Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5pm on Zoom. Here is the CPSP ZOOM LINK -- No appointment is necessary. Stop by with any questions or to turn in your RSSW registration forms and receive a permission number.