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.
American Red Cross
Best Buddies is an international nonprofit organization that aims to bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together to form friendships and have fun. The Princeton chapter hosts monthly on campus events (typically Friday evenings) at which community members with intellectual disabilities and Princeton students hang out and participate in fun activities like dance workshops, craft making and baking, and attending Princeton athletic events. Princeton students can also opt to be paired into a one-on-one friendship with a Buddy.
Black Organization for Leadership Development (B.O.L.D)
The Black Organization for Leadership Development program seeks to support high-achieving black youth through workshops and events designed to provide leadership development skills that will help enhance their high school experience and prepare them for college.
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.
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.
Chinese American Princeton Siblings
Chinese-American Princeton Siblings (CAPS) focuses on building long-term, one-on-one mentorship relationships between Princeton students (“big sibs”) and Chinese adoptees in the New Jersey and Philadelphia area (“little sibs”) by holding several events on-campus to provide opportunities for mentors and mentees to get to know each other.
City Step exposes elementary school students in Trenton to the performing arts in order to provide a creative outlet during the school day, build self-confidence, and foster mutual understanding and collaboration. Volunteers teach 1-hour dance-theater sessions at Grant Elementary School in Trenton on Friday mornings or afternoons and one class for students involved in the after school program at Community House on Thursday evenings. CityStep Princeton is a chapter of the national CityStep organization. No dance/theater experience necessary.
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 After School Academy
Community House After School Academy (CHASA) is a middle school program where students participate in daily workshops designed to help them build and improve their academic skill in language arts, math, writing and science.
Community House After School Enrichment
CHASE (Community House After School Enrichment) is a Community House project focused on enabling low income, minority, and first generation high school students in the Princeton community to overcome the education gap. We aim to provide students with a solid academic and social foundation to achieve their own goals and to be a support system outside of school.
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 Princeton Engineering Education for Kids
Through PEEK, undergraduate students visit elementary school classrooms and teach children basic principles of engineering using LEGO robotics kits.
Community House SAT Prep
During the SAT Prep Program volunteers teach Math and English sessions twice a week and also provide one-on-one tutoring to help high school students develop standardized test-taking skills.
Community House STEAM Summer Camp
STEAM camp offers a hands-on curriculum in science, technology, engineering, the arts and math to students in the Princeton community so that they can enhance their knowledge and skills in the STEAM area while discovering a love for science and the arts.
Community walk is a community building project aimed at empowering University students to discover and share the greater Princeton community’s rich history.
CONTACT is a Student Volunteers Council service project whose volunteers answer phone calls for a local crisis hotline and the national suicide hotline.
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.
Helping students navigate the high school experience and prepare to launch into college, Generation One provides mentoring, academic tutoring, subject-specific study circles, writing workshops, field trips, college tours and other activities.
Global Mission of Peace
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.
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.
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. Every Friday, LEAP volunteers travel from Princeton to hold one-hour after-school art workshops for children at the Catholic Youth Organization's (CYO) East State Street Center.
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.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes is a soup kitchen in Trenton that serves meals to those in need on the last two Saturdays of each month.
Organizing Praxis Lab
The Organizing Praxis Lab is a year-long training program, sponsored by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and the University Center for Human Values, is designed for activists with a passion for social justice.
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.
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 Effective Altruism
Our organization's mission is to understanding how best to do good in the world, and then applying that knowledge to help others!
Princeton Enactus is an organization dedicated to learning the process of social entrepreneurship from the ground up by immersing themselves in making an impact within the local community. Members of Princeton Enactus work in project groups that advance small business ideas and work towards creating sustainable solutions that give back to the community.
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 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 Social Innovation
Princeton Social Innovation is a Princeton student organization dedicated to educating students on viable methods of creating social value.
Princeton Student Climate Initiative
PSCI (Princeton Student Climate Initiative) is dedicated to providing an outlet for students to learn about, engage with, and have a positive impact on climate change. We are focused on advocacy and raising awareness around climate solutions, through writing op-eds, making infographics, hosting call-a-thons, and more.
Princeton Student Veterans Alliance
Princeton Student Veterans Alliance's mission and focus is to provide support for transitioning veterans and to create cohesion and understanding between Princeton veterans and students through joint service.
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.
Princeton Rotaract Club is a Rotary-affiliated volunteer organization (similar to Interact club in high schools) that serves a diverse range of nonprofits throughout the community.
Princeton Splash is an organization focused on spreading enthusiasm for learning. In the spring, we organize a one-day event (Splash) at which high school students come and take short, bite-sized classes taught by Princeton students. Classes are taught on just about anything, from thermodynamics to chocolate making.
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.
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.