Student Volunteers Council
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. The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders & volunteers of regular volunteering projects. SVC projects are supported by a student board with the help of staff adviser 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.
In response to COVID-19, the Pace Center is working with student leaders to offer virtual support and engagement. To date, the following projects are active: