Give Back

Volunteer, and make a difference in our community

There are many organizations, locally and across the country, that seek the expertise and support of retirees. Here are a few places to start.

Community ESL: English conversation classes

Cornell provides informal conversation classes for visiting scholars and  accompanying family members each semester through Community ESL.  The program seeks local retirees as class instructors. Prior teaching experience is not required. For more information, visit the Community ESL website or email the coordinator.

Cornell Retirees Volunteering in Schools (CRVIS)

Volunteer as a mentor or aide in our local elementary schools. Visit the Cornell Retirees Association for more information.

Browse local listings online

United Way of Tompkins County has great online tool to help you easily browse local volunteer opportunities. Sort alphabetically or by date posted; and filter by topics like interest, distance, or agency. Find out more on their website