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The Community Outreach & Opportunity Project (COOP) offers community service opportunities, connecting Hamilton students and employees with Oneida County nonprofit agencies - creating positive change for our community partners as well as educational experiences for our students.

How to Get Involved

Taking on a leadership role at Hamilton is a great way to learn more about yourself, educate your peers and prepare for future leadership opportunities in the workplace. Being a student leader in the COOP provides the bonus of motivating others to serve, to make contributions to the community and to become lifelong engaged citizens.

About Us

The COOP seeks to make Hamilton College a consistently good neighbor to the surrounding community, offering well-trained and dedicated students the chance to serve in significant and ongoing ways. Through direct service volunteering, internships, philanthropy, awareness and fundraising initiatives, Hamilton students will make broad contributions to the well-being of the off-campus community.

Recent News

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Students Volunteer with HAVOC on Make A Difference Day

Ninety-five students spent their Saturday volunteering as part of Make A Difference Day organized by Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity (HAVOC). This year, HAVOC sent students to seven different sites.

Mary Hurner '24

Hurner ’24 Among First Recipients of Obama-Chesky Scholarship

Mary Hurner ’24, a public policy major from Heber City, Utah, is among the first recipients of the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service, also known as the Voyager Scholarship.


Amy James

COOP Director

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