Opportunities for Students

Participating in COOP programming at Hamilton is a great way to learn more about yourself, educate your peers, and prepare for a civically engaged future. Participating in community outreach opportunities with the COOP provides the bonus of motivating others to serve, to make contributions to the community and to become lifelong engaged citizens.

Alternative Break

Alternative Breaks Service Trips offers Alternative Break experiences for students over Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. With AXB, students participate in once-in-a-lifetime service opportunities while being exposed to a diverse world beyond the Hill.

Hamilton Reads

Hamilton Reads is a local tutoring program that helps children in our community learn to read. Hamilton Reads sparks collaborations between educators, parents, librarians, college students, and community groups.


Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach, and Charity (HAVOC) is the largest student-led volunteering organization at Hamilton. We encourage students to get involved with the larger community outside Hamilton and create positive change. HAVOC volunteers build leadership skills, develop meaningful relationships, and most importantly, make a difference in people's lives every time they serve the community.

SAT Prep Tutoring

SAT Prep Tutoring expands access to college for low-income high school students. Using college volunteers as tutors, mentors and role models, Tutors provide intensive SAT preparation and critical assistance with the college admissions process at no cost to students. 

Clinton Central School Tutoring

Middle School and High School Tutoring Opportunities


Sidekicks is a mentoring program that pairs students from Hamilton College with children from Clinton Elementary School. Pairs meet for about an hour each week and coordinate meet-ups based on each person's availability.

The Harvest

The Harvest is a good recovery initiative where students package the leftovers from Hamilton's dinning halls and that food is given to organizations in the greater Utica community.

STEM Outreach

Strong Girls

HUM (Hamilton Utica Mentoring)


Amy James

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