Student Volunteers Council
Get Involved in Service at Princeton
The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders & volunteers of more than 30 regular volunteering projects.
Who We Are:
The Student Volunteers Council is one of the largest student-run organizations at Princeton University. Heir to a long tradition of student volunteerism at Princeton, the SVC dates back to the establishment of the Philadelphian Society in 1825, affiliated with the Office of Religious Life. In 1967 the SVC adopted its current organizational structure and since joined the Pace Center in 2007. SVC projects are supported by a student board with the help of staff advisor Dave Brown, the Assistant Director at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
The SVC believes in five core values:
- Reciprocity and learning in service
- Awareness of historical and societal contexts
- Responsiveness to community and student strengths
- Fostering long-term interpersonal relationships
- Culture of accountability and dedication
The SVC has volunteering projects available in a number of different fields, including health, education, mentorship, arts, STEAM, special needs, and hunger & homelessness. Check out the project links below for more information about how to get involved!
Princeton University students can volunteer with the following Community House projects.