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Stanford University strives to involve employees, students, and the public in community engagement opportunities as we all work to be good neighbors and make a difference in our communities. In so doing, we create deeper connections with one another and build positive relationships with community partners. It is an opportunity to engage, learn and grow together. 

We are guided by the Principles of Ethical and Effective Service and engage with humility.

Community volunteers at Stanford Education Farm.

Volunteer on Campus

Community members can explore volunteer opportunities available to the public on campus and help deepen our community connections.

Community Members

Employees packing donatinos during Cardinal at Work Cares Pack Drive

Employee Engagement

Through Cardinal at Work Cares, Stanford employees can get involved and share service opportunities with one another. Together, we address mutual challenges and amplify impact within the communities where we live.

Stanford Employees

Looking to learn more about nonprofit work in the region? Stanford University is a member of Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits (SVCN) and Thrive, The Alliance of Nonprofits for San Mateo County. Stanford employees can check SVCN or Thrive events and sign up with their Stanford email.


Volunteers distribute food at a food pantry event hosted by Residential and Dining Enterprises.

Student Service

Cardinal Service engages Stanford students in opportunities for a transformative educational experience, to cultivate civic identity, and to be beneficial to the community. Community organizations can also share opportunities with the Haas Center for Public Service.

Stanford Students

Find student volunteers

Students and other members of the Stanford community are invited to reflect on their core values and what service means to them as part of the What Do You StandFor? campaign during fall quarter.