Academic Success Today seeks to foster strong interpersonal relationships between Princeton students and their mentees, through tutoring, relationship-building, and academic guidance. Academic Success Today is built on 1-on-1 mentoring relationships between Princeton students and under-served John Witherspoon Middle School students from the underserved community. Princeton students enter a mentor-mentee relationship for the school year, though they are encouraged to continue with their mentee throughout their undergraduate career.
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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.
Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization that aims to bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together to form friendships and have fun.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national organization that serves children in your area. When you become a Big, you become a friend and mentor--the focus is on the relationship. You can meet whenever is convenient for you and your Little and you can do anything together from going to the park to play sports to going to Princeton Public Library to read books.
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.
Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger (CfH) is a national organization that brings people together to bake and sell challah, in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. Here at Princeton, Challah for Hunger donates half of its proceeds from sales to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank, located in Trenton NJ. The other half goes to Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger.
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!
Community House’s student-driven education programs work with families to close the achievement gap in Princeton by offering support in the areas of academic success and social-emotional literacy for underrepresented area youth.
Community House Big Sibs
Community House Big Sibs is a mentorship project connecting Princeton University students with elementary students from the Princeton Public Schools. Mentors build long-term relationships with individual students and help foster academic, social and emotional growth.
Community House Preschool Program
The Preschool Program addresses early childhood literacy by helping preschoolers with school-readiness skills in preparation for kindergarten.
Community House Princeton Engineering Education for Kids
Through PEEK, undergraduate students visit elementary school classrooms and teach children basic principles of engineering using LEGO robotics kits.
Partnering with Latinos en Progreso of Princeton Public Schools, this mentorship initiative connects Princeton University students with youth participants in the Latinos en Progreso afterschool program hosted at the Panell Learning Center.
Community walk is a community building project aimed at empowering University students to discover and share the greater Princeton community’s rich history.
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.
Crossings encourages middle school students to examine issues surrounding diversity, including culture, ethnicity, race, education, gender identity, and religious beliefs.
ESL El Centro
ESL El Centro provides free English language classes to adult learners in Trenton, NJ. Classes run Monday through Friday at El Centro Catholic Charities, a resource center for the Spanish-speaking community in Trenton. Each volunteer teaches once a week for the duration of the semester.
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.
GetSET volunteers assist in an after-school program in Trenton, NJ, which focuses on tutoring and mentoring children, whether that be helping with homework assignments, reading with the children, or playing interactive and educational games.
Global Mission of Peace
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.
Guggenheim Internships in Criminal Justice
Generously funded by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, Oscar S. Straus II Fellows in Criminal Justice are a group of Princeton University, Columbia University, and Barnard College students who intern each summer at New York City criminal justice non-profit organizations.
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.
High Meadows Environmental Fellowships
The High Meadows Fellowship Program places recent Princeton graduates in two-year positions with nonprofit organizations that aim to protect the environment, promote environmental sustainability, and build environmentally focused communities.
Hike Princeton is a Pace Center student organization. It focuses on trail maintenance and leads hikes at local parks and nature preserves.
HomeFront Health Initiative
HHI (Homefront Health Initiative) focuses 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 after-school 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.
Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program
The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) is a student-run organization that provides free kidney health screenings and health education to local communities. As part of a national movement, the Princeton KDSAP chapter seeks to provide students with the opportunity of directly helping diverse populations in the local area.
LEAP (Learning Enrichment in the Arts Program) is a Student Volunteers Council service project focused on bringing arts education to children ages 5-12 in Trenton, NJ.
Let's Get Ready
Let's Get Ready is a non-profit organization that provides low-income high school students with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling, and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is a soup kitchen in Trenton that serves meals on the last two Saturdays of each month.
Volunteers with MathReach teach fun enrichment math lessons to high schoolers at STEMCivics Charter, a school drawing from the Trenton public school district.
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels 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.
Pace Council for Civic Values
PCCV’s mission is to inspire Princeton students to participate in, and to connect them to, meaningful civic engagement opportunities through its values. PCCV aims to provide equitable access to civic engagement opportunities as well as opportunities that inspire discourse and reflection. PCCV also belives in connecting and collaborating with existing civic engagement opportunities and fostering internal mentorship within our board and the Pace Center.
Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center
Volunteers with PMPMC commit to one weekly three-hour shift in one of the units at the Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (e.g. emergency room, pediatrics, neurology) and primarily work in roles that involve interacting with patients and helping the nursing staff.
Petey Greene Program
The Petey Greene Program supplements education in prisons by preparing volunteers, primarily college students, to provide free, quality tutoring to support the academic achievement of incarcerated people.
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 Clay Project
The Princeton Clay Project is focused on bringing awareness to the global refugee situation. Currently the Clay Project is working to fundraise to create higher-education scholarships to send Syrian refugees living in Za'atari Refugee Camp to university in Jordan through the Amal Foundation. This is achieved by having campus-wide events that are aimed at sparking dialogue and awareness on the refugee crisis in addition to fundraising. There are also volunteer opportunities wih local refugee resettlement organizations.
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 and Rescue Squad
The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad is Princeton's local EMT squad, where students train and volunteer as certified EMTs.
Princeton Music Outreach
Princeton Music Outreach brings together musicians from Princeton with local nursing homes, assisted living homes, and hospice communities. We strive to make a difference through music, which has a great power to help people relax, love, and enjoy their lives.
Princeton Re-Entry & Employment Preparation
Princeton volunteers work with with the PREP program to help incarcerated students showcase their strengths, abilities, and employment history to potential employers upon reentry.
Princeton Refugee Initiative
The Princeton Refugee Initiative exists to tangibly aid refugee efforts in New Jersey and throughout the Globe, and envisions Princeton as the collegiate hub of refugee aid efforts in the coming years!
Princeton Scholars Program
The Princeton Scholars Program is an after-school tutoring program for 3rd graders at Parker Elementary School in Trenton. By focusing on the development of the students' reading and writing skills, PSP hopes to instill a passion for learning and an excitement regarding future educational opportunities.
Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation
Princeton Students United Restoration Foundation's (PSURF) mission is to protect and preserve coastal environments, as well as to raise awareness for conservation efforts in coastal and surfing communities.
Princeton University Girl Up
Princeton Girl Up serves girls in both the surrounding community through fairs and school presentations, as well as girls internationally through donations.
Prison Electives Project
The Prison Electives Project develops and delivers original, semester-long courses at NJ State prisons. This project provides unique and additional educational opportunities to inmates at New Jersey state prisons, which have been directly linked to lower recidivism rates. Additionally, it gives volunteers the opportunity to design and deliver original curricula in the prison environment.
Projects for Peace
Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates at American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement in the summer.
Send Hunger Packing
Send Hunger Packing is the Mercer Street Friends food bank's backpacking program for kids. The program provides healthy meals for children to eat on the weekends. Princeton helps out by transporting the food from the food bank to five local elementary schools.
Special Olympics Skating
Special Olympics Skating is a project focused on making ice skating accessible and fun for skaters of all abilities.
Students for Prison and Education Reform
Students for Prison and Education Reform (SPEAR) is a student-run advocacy group at Princeton University that seeks to agitate, advocate, and educate against mass incarceration. To this end, we run various projects, including a letter-writing program with people in solitary confinement, an effort to start a community bail fund, and a private prison divestment campaign.
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.
TigerTAILS is a Student Volunteers Council service project focused on tending to a local no-kill animal shelter in Princeton, NJ, helping the shelter work to place each and every animal into a loving home.
Trenton Youth Orchestra
TYO is a Trenton-based string orchestra for middle and high school musicians, where Princeton students help to provide young musicians with an opportunity to cultivate their musical knowledge.
Young Scholars Institute
Young Scholars' Institute is a community center in Trenton where Princeton students can volunteer to provide one-on-one tutoring for students in after-school programs.