Community Service Initiatives

Service Saturdays

Explore Your Passion.

Share Your Energy.

Be the Change.


Every year the Service Saturdays Program offers Ithaca College students a unique opportunity to serve Ithaca and Tompkins County with passion and energy.  Through partnerships with more than twenty different service-based organizations, IC students consistently offer more than 1,700 total hours of service annually on a variety of projects, from working in organic gardens to assisting with prisoner education programs. By developing new, "place-based" knowledge through service experience, Ithaca College students can more thoroughly scrutinize their academic foundation, and grow as community-minded scholars.  At the end of each academic year, one volunteer is honored as the Service Saturday Volunteer of the Year. The recipient of the award must participate in at least 50% of the events while displaying team-based leadership skills and enthusiasm for community service.

For each service date, we:

1. Provide all necessary transportation

2. Provide on-site supervision

3. offer free giveaways and OSEMA swag!

4. assign volunteers


2017 - 2018 Dates:

September 9 (Click here to sign up)

October 14 

November 4

December 2

January 27 (MLK Day of Service)

February 17

April 14 (Volunteer Appreciation Day)



*Service Saturday sign ups open 10 days prior to each event*