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.

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!

The Center for Service in Action is launching the AmeriCorps College Fellowship program, or "College Corps."  If you are a student interested in applying to the fellowship, or a nonprofit or governmental agency looking to be a service site, please click on the banner above for more information.

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 sing up for our our e-newsletter, which will keep you up to date 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

Related Content


Cal Poly students under green umbrella serving food

More on Spotlight


Go to the Admissions website

Link to the Admissions Website for information on selection criteria, application deadlines, creating your VIP page and more!