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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.


COVID-19 Update - FALL 2021

Welcome back to campus, Great Dames! You can register for RSSW community service courses for the fall semester, either by volunteering in Albany or in your hometown, or volunteering virtually for RSSW credit. Some volunteer engagement opportunities may continue to be limited due to social distancing guidelines and community partner capacity, but we have a list of in-person and virtual volunteer options to fit your needs.

Do you want to register for an RSSW course? We are currently registering for Fall Full Semester courses:

Looking for a course form?

Still have questions? Contact us!:

  • Visit the CPSP Office in SS112 on the Main Campus (we are open in-person for the Fall semester).  Our staff is also available via virtual appointments and email.
  • CPSP virtual drop-in office hours are available Monday through Friday, Noon-4pm on Zoom. Here is the CPSP ZOOM LINK. Stop by with any questions or to turn in your RSSW registration forms and receive a permission number. 
  • Email Sheri Stevens, CPSP Director and RSSW Professor, at [email protected], or Jenny Horn, Assistant Director, at [email protected]





Check out the CPSP Wordpress Blog! 

Current Opportunities:
Organizations looking for volunteers for 35/60/100 hours

Short Term Service:
Organizations looking for volunteers for day events that do not offer the full 35/ 60/100 hours but can help students fulfill their RSSW requirement. 

Paid Employment/Scholarship/ Internship Opportunities:
We post all opportunities that students could benefit from.  Only the non paid opportunities are for RSSW credits.