Category Archives: Volunteering

Cornell Cares: Volunteer at Regional Food Bank Saturday January 7

Saturday, January 7, 2017, 9AM-noon at the Regional Food Bank.

Alumni volunteers and current CU students are urged to participate in the 25th annual Cornell Cares Day. In the Albany area we will be offering our time to the Regional Food Bank, 965 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY. Everyone is asked to be ready to work in the Salvage Room so wear closed toe shoes and layered clothing for a morning of good works and good fun. Register NOW!

Deadline to register online is January 6, 2017


Local contact; Dot Valachovic: or 518.488.9652

Celebrate 150 Years of Cornell as the Land Grant University | April 9 | Albany

Land GrantJoin the Celebration
of Cornell University’s

150 Years
as the New York State
Land-Grant University

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New York State Education Building
89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234


Register for this free event online now.
Please bring your invitation and photo identification
for entrance into the New York State Education Building.


Symposium, 3 to 5 p.m.

Chancellor’s Hall, New York State Education Building
(special entrance on North Hawk Street, corner of Washington
Avenue and North Hawk Street, across from the Capitol)

David J. Skorton, President, Cornell University;
Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York;
Glenn Altschuler, Cornell Vice President for University Relations;
Helene Dillard, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension;
and other invited guests will share their remarks and visions about university outreach and engagement.


5:30 to 7 p.m.

Rotunda, New York State Education Building

Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and enjoy
New York State products—while viewing artifacts and
exhibitions that illustrate 150 years of milestones.


Register for this free event online now.

Volunteer at the event!

Interested in volunteering at the event? Contact Paula Willsie at Volunteers are needed to welcome guests and get them signed in. Those volunteers should be available by 2:30 when guests will start to arrive. Also volunteers are needed to work at the reception and direct guests to various exhibits.

Amazing volunteer turn out at Regional Food Bank

What a tremendous turn out. Cornellians of all ages came out in force, joining with other members of the community, to prepare for shipping some 4-5,000 pounds of goods for regional families in need. Cornell’s Public Service Center informed us that Cornell Cares 2013 had programs in 33 cities with over 740 participants total. Good work!

Hats off to the Regional Food Bank for all the good work it does and to today’s volunteers for pitching in. It felt good to give a little something back to the community, didn’t it?

Here is the crew hard at work: