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CAPE Volunteer Opportunities

We strive to provide a diverse roster of volunteer opportunities for our members. We are proud of the volunteer involvement we have! Listed below is a sampling of the available volunteer opportunities for CAPE members. Many more notices are distributed regularly on our listserve and in our newsletters. If you have questions or would like additional information on any of the activities or if you have opportunities to share, please call the CAPE office at 255-6608 or send an email to

The Cornell Prison Program is dedicated to supporting incarcerated persons’ academic ambitions and preparation for successful re-entry. We believe that Cornell faculty and student engagement as instructors at correctional facilities manifests Ezra Cornell’s commitment to founding an institution where “any person can find instruction in any study.”

Just Be Cause The Just Be Cause Not-For-Profit Development Center, Inc. (JBCC) is Ithaca's newest home for area not-for-profits. Home to five wonderful organizations, The JBCC strives to create a space where these groups can conduct business in a professional and modern setting. Spacious and bright offices, combined with a well-appointed conference room, a commercial kitchen, two multi-purpose rooms as well as a beautiful covered patio facing the waterfront, allow for a variety of activities to take place at our exciting new facility.

Mario Einaudi Center - Volunteers for After-School Language Program: The goal of Afterschool Language Program is to expose K-12 students to a wide array of cultures and languages in an effort to foster cross-cultural understanding and inspire them to study foreign languages. We are currently looking for Cornell students, staff, or faculty volunteers to teach Southeast Asian and South Asian languages in local afterschool programs. Classes are generally held in the late afternoon one day a week for six weeks. Students learn vocabulary along with cultural traditions through engaging activities such as games, crafts, cooking, and dancing. SEAP has both Southeast Asian and South Asian resources in our lending library for help preparing lessons. If you would like to sign up to volunteer for this program or if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact SEAP Outreach Assistant Akida Aierken at





Additional Volunteer Opportunities


Many More Opportunities Exist!

Tompkins County Library* Literacy Tutoring * Museum of the Earth * FISH (Friends in Service Helping) * more opportunties are available - contact the CAPE Office.