Student Volunteers Council

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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:

  1. Reciprocity and learning in service
  2. Awareness of historical and societal contexts
  3. Responsiveness to community and student strengths
  4. Fostering long-term interpersonal relationships
  5. 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. 


Become a Board Member

 SVC Executive Board is a group of student leaders dedicated to empowering students to engage
 in impactful service.

Contact SVC

If you are interested in joining a project, would like more information about what we do, or have any other questions, please feel free to contact us!

Volunteer Opportunities

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:

American Red Cross

The Princeton chapter of the American Red Cross coordinates and runs blood drives for the Red Cross several times throughout the year.

CONTACT Princeton

CONTACT is a Student Volunteers Council service project whose volunteers answer phone calls for a local crisis hotline and the national suicide...

ESL El Centro

ESL El Centro provides free English language classes to adult learners in Trenton, NJ as well as on Princeton's campus.
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