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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
CONTACT is a Student Volunteers Council service project whose volunteers answer phone calls for a local crisis hotline and the national suicide hotline.
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.
Empower is a self-esteem and leadership training program, designed to help elementary aged, minority females in the Trenton community. Empower focuses on teaching positive self image and the leadership through group discussions and community service projects.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.