Get Involved

You can provide critical support to CCS in a number of ways. A donation to the Annual Appeal will fund grants to nonprofits providing essential community-based programs. Volunteer your time to further the mission of CCS by supporting the clothing and back to school drives, the Barnard Bike-A-Thon or CCS Softball Tournament. Really want to show your commitment – consider becoming a CCS Ambassador!

Donate to CCS by credit card, check, money order, or through a payroll pledge. Pledges are processed according to your individual pay schedule. You can also make a one-time donation via payroll pledge. Visit our resources for donors page for more information and see the view the list of CCS donors on Our Donors page.

CCS coordinates a number of signature initiatives throughout the year among Columbia, Barnard College and Teachers College. While these events are used to build awareness and raise money for grants to local nonprofits, they are also a great opportunity for faculty and staff to get involved. 

Together, we can fuel community solutions, volunteer your time or lend your voice to a cause that matters to you. Check out our listings of the latest volunteer opportunities available with community institutions and programs. 

CCS Ambassadors are volunteers for Columbia Community Service. Ambassadors encourage their fellow employees to support CCS by sharing the ways that CCS assists grantees, as well as their achievements and influence. They are champions for our mission – informing colleagues about the achievements of CCS grantees. Learn More.