The Center for Service in Action (CSA) at Cal Poly connects students with meaningful community service opportunities that complement their educational experience, strengthen their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develop skills to become ethical and knowledgeable leaders who contribute to a global society. The CSA cultivates reciprocal service and learning partnerships between the university and community partner agencies, serving community-based organizations and governmental institutions seeking University support to address unmet community needs.

In partnership with SLO Department of Social Services, the CSA is hosting a back-to-school supply drive to help collect school supplies for local teens in need for the upcoming academic year. Please click this LINK to donate an item.

Want to make a difference in your community and gain valuable professional development in San Luis Obispo County?  AmeriCorps-VIP is an amazing opportunity for a gap year between undergrad and grad school, or undergrad and your first career position. Click on the banner above to learn more!

Looking to volunteer more consistently with an organization in the community?Whether you are passionate about a cause and want to get involved, or you simply have a service hour requirement to fill, stop by our office (Building 113, Room 119L) anytime M-F during business hours. One of our staff or student volunteers can sit down with you to help determine which organizations might be the best fit for you depending on your interest and availability. We will get you the resources you need! Walk-ins are welcome anytime or email and we can set up a time for a consultation.

The Center for Service in Action has moved locations! We are now located in the single story office attached to the Sierra Madre residence hall lobby and common room, right across from Scout Coffee, and next door to Vista Grande. We love visitors so next time you are out grabbing a coffee or meal, stop by and say hi!


AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project Link

Alternative Breaks Link

 A Social Justice Conference Link

Make a Difference Month Link

Service Learning Link

About Us Link

Stay Connected Link

Community Service Awards Link

Students can sign up for our our e-newsletter, which provide updates on service opportunities in the weeks and months to come!


Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Visit our Cal Poly Now Events page.


Need to Contact Us?

Please feel free to email or call. 
Phone: (805) 756-5834

Or stop by our office.
Building 113 (Sierra Madre), Room L119
M-F 9am-5pm

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