About the Office
Our Students
Long-Term Community Projects
Short-term Projects
Tips for Volunteers
CSO House Representatives
Community-based Learning
The Smith College China Project
News & Events

Community Service



The Community Service Office (CSO) works to engage Smith students in a variety of community service and social action projects, workshops and placements.

Our mission is to support student engagement in meaningful community service work and leadership training that enhances the educational experience, meets community-identified needs, provides opportunities for reflection, models the development of effective, collaborative community partnerships with local nonprofit organizations and encourages a lifelong commitment to community engagement.

Our philosophy, which focuses on community service and social action, centers around building bridges among diverse groups of people and encouraging learning through community work. The CSO works with the Center for Community Collaboration and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life on these initiatives.

CSO Schedule 2014-15