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.

Looking for a meaningful opportunity post-grad? Join CSA on Zoom for a Service Year Panel on Friday, January 27 from 11AM-12PM to learn about service-based gap year programs and find your fit! Zoom Meeting ID: 817 7187 0777

Come meet with dozens of non-profit and community organizations from across SLO County looking for ongoing volunteers and interns for their programs supporting underserved youth, seniors, the environment, folks with disabilities and more! We will be giving away free pizza and raffle prizes to participating students!

Come hear from trailblazing writer, director, producer Steven Canals at this year's Change the Status Quo keynote event.  Click on the banner above for more details and ticket 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!

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.



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

The Center for Service in Action (CSA) has returned to in-person operations for the 2021-22 academic year.  We do require that student visitors to our center be masked and show a green campus pass upon entry.

We continue to have virtual service opportunities for those who remain more comfortable with this mode of service.  Students can text 'CPService' to 22828 to get signed up for our e-newsletter, which will keep everyone posted on service opportunities in the weeks and months to come.

If you need more information about the impact of COVID-19 on Cal Poly students, updates from the administration, helpful resources, and FAQs, please consult the Cal Poly Coronavirus website.

For more information on community service during this time, please check out our in-person and virtual community service pages. For more information on donating to our Community Partner agencies, please check out our donations 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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