Red Cross blood drives are held in October, February and April. To prepare for the drives, students advertise physically on campus as well as digitally through list serves and social media. An important part of Red Cross is talking to individual donors about the benefits of donating blood and assuaging their concerns. On the days of the blood drives, students volunteer at the drive, assisting with signing in donors and monitoring them after donation.
Health & Human Services
American Red Cross
Bogle Fellows in Civic Service
The goal of the John C. Bogle ‘51 Fellows in Civic Service program is to broaden students’ understanding of service and civic engagement and to inspire students to contribute to the common good by learning why to serve, how to serve, and to learn from serving.
Breakout Princeton is a student-driven alternative break program that encourages engagement with domestic social issues through immersion in communities.
Camp Kesem at Princeton
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.
Community Action (CA) fosters a welcoming and supportive environment where first-year students connect with their new Princeton family and establish lasting friendships, discover new places and topics, act through meaningful service projects, and have fun!
CONTACT is a Student Volunteers Council service project whose volunteers answer phone calls for a local crisis hotline and the national suicide hotline.
SVC Creative Minds is a student-led community service program that pairs volunteers one-on-one with elderly residents at the Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
Finding The Match
Finding the Match is a Pace Center student organization. Given that the chances of finding bone marrow matches are extremely low, our mission is to find and train high school students who would be interested both in spreading awareness blood cancers, and similar topics such as peripheral blood stem cell donation, and finding people willing to be donors within their respective student networks that they have access to at their schools.
Generation Speak is a student group dedicated to building meaningful, consistent relationships between Princeton student volunteers, area youth and senior residents living independently at the Elm Court and Harriet Bryan House facilities of Princeton Community Housing.
GlobeMed is a student led social justice organization working to raise awareness about health inequity around the world and raise funds for COVE Alliance - our partner clinic in rural Uganda. Every Friday, GlobeMed members meet to discuss pertinent issues in the realm of global health and to brainstorm ideas for fundraising/awareness campaigns. In addition to on campus activities, we also send a team to Uganda each summer!
Green Princeton tackles environmental issues with a two pronged approach: political activism and lifestyle changes. In this way, students have the opportunity to both engage with sustainability in their lives on campus and within their global community. Our goal is to initiate conversation and action within and beyond the Princeton community to encourage everyone to go green and take action for a more sustainable world.
Health In Princeton Schools
Health in Princeton Schools (HIPS) is a Pace Center weekly volunteer project that seeks to increase health awareness in local elementary schools by recruiting Princeton University undergraduates to serve as young, relatable role models and mentors.
HomeFront Health Initiative
HHI (Homefront Health Initiative) is a SVC service project focused on health and education for the children of homeless families at the Homefront Family Campus in Trenton, NJ. Volunteers work in a variety of projects, from the Early Head Start program to the afterschool education program to evening activities that teach children art, cooking, and computer literacy.
Insure Jersey is a student organization that reaches out to the over 250,000 uninsured New Jerseyans to help them make the decisions to enroll into a health insurance plan. We hold information events at local organizations to reach out to as many people as possible to improve their health care options.
Letters to Strangers
Letters to Strangers (L2S) is a global youth-run organization seeking to destigmatize mental illness and increase access to affordable, quality treatment. At the Princeton chapter, we aim to do this through anonymous letter-writing exchanges and political/research advocacy.
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels (MoW) is a national organization that delivers meals to homebound individuals and has a local Mercer County chapter that serves Princeton, East/West-Windsor, Hightstown, Trenton, and Ewing. Volunteers have the opportunity to participate weekly in meal delivery and/or the support program, which pairs students with MoW participants for weekly conversations.
Music is Medicine
Music is Medicine is a group on campus focused on bringing music to the ill and elderly. Our local chapter aims to bring the music of student Princetonians to local assisted living homes, nursing homes, and hospitals. In the past year, we worked with Brookdale Senior Living and Brandywine Senior Living.
Princeton Against Slavery Today
Princeton Against Slavery Today is a Princeton University student organization dedicated to fighting all forms of modern-day slavery, including human trafficking, forced labour, and domestic servitude. PAST works to raise awareness, advocate for justice, and support other anti-trafficking organizations around the world, such as Yazda and International Justice Mission.
Princeton DREAM Team
DREAM Team is an immigrants' rights organization with a variety of projects geared at empowering our migrant community in Princeton, Trenton and the nation. Our mission is to treat human beings as such and to fight against the injustices in the migrant communities. From mentoring migrant youth to fighting against local wage theft, Dream works with a variety of community organizations and migrant communities throughout the year and the semester.
Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad
Serving the community since 1939, Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad is a volunteer-led, non-profit, independent organization dedicated to providing the Princeton community with professional, courteous, and skilled emergency medical and technical rescue service. Princeton students work alongside community volunteers and paid staff to respond to emergency 911 calls in a medical and rescue capacity. Many of our members earn their New Jersey EMT certification through the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad.
Princeton Global Brigades
Princeton Global Brigades mission and focus is to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities and inspire all involved to collaboratively work towards an equal world.
Princeton Music Outreach
Princeton Music Outreach (PMO) is comprised of instrumentalists and vocalists who perform music at assisted living homes in the Princeton area on a few Sundays every month.
Princeton Partners in Health Engage
Partners in Health (PIH) Engage aims to build the right to health movement by growing and amplifying PIH's mission, as a global health organization, worldwide.
Princeton Student Firefighters Association
We respond to the fire station on Witherspoon, responding to calls at the university and in the town. As Emergency Medical Technicians, we work together on crews with other PFARS volunteers or paid staff to respond to 911 emergency medical calls.
Projects for Peace
Student Volunteers Council
The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders and volunteers of more than 30 regular volunteering projects.
SVC Ascend Hospice
SVC Ascend Hospice is a service project that partners with Ascend Hospice to provide end-of-life care to patients in care centers in the Princeton area. We volunteer weekly and offer active listening and companionship to the patients under our care.
TigerTAILS is a Student Volunteers Council service project focused on tending to a local no-kill animal shelter in Princeton, NJ. Our jobs at our community partner, SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, are to make sure that the cat rooms look tidy for potential adopters, that laundry is done, and that the animals are socialized. We also have special sessions for volunteers that wish to become certified in training the dogs at the shelter.
An intercollegiate organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for global health while empowering college students to pursue healthy lifestyles and strive to reach their physical potential.
TropicalClinics for Rural Health
TropicalClinics is a 501(c)3 U.S. nonprofit with the mission of building one-of-a-kind health centers in rural areas of developing nations (beginning in Kenya), utilizing a chaptership program that extends across the United States. Simply, we develop philanthropically-funded start-up healthcare clinics.
University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
SVC UMCPP is a volunteer project associated with the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP). We connect students interested in volunteering in a health care setting with UMCPP's volunteer program. Volunteers commit to a weekly three-hour shift in one of the units at the hospital (e.g. emergency room, pediatrics, neurology) and primarily work in roles that involve interacting with patients and helping the nursing staff.