Volunteering

Becoming a volunteer is a great way to be engaged not only at Cornell, but in the local area. Cornell’s Public Service Center is committed to working with our student spouses and partners in an effort to find meaningful volunteering opportunities. The Cornell Public Service Center is located at 100 and 200 Barnes Hall; contact them at (607) 255-1148 or cupsc@cornell.edu.

You may want to consider joining the Tompkins Time Traders (T3). Tompkins Time Traders (T3) is an organized exchange system serving all ages, through which members exchange Time Credits (TC).  The idea of this time bank is a community of neighbors helping neighbors.  One hour of service earns one TC, regardless of the service being provided.  Each person’s time and service are valued equally.  Unlike traditional bartering, Time Bankers do not necessarily trade with one another.  Rather, they provide a service to one Time Banker in return for a credit that can be redeemed from any other Time Banker.  Time Trading is a concrete way to build equality, which builds stronger, more just and interconnected communities.

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