Service and civic engagement at Princeton University can take many forms. Find the opportunity that’s right for you by choosing the interests, location, and more that align with your preferences, schedule, and passions. All opportunities are open to both undergraduate and graduate students at Princeton unless noted otherwise.

Ways to Get Involved

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    Trenton Arts at Princeton (TAP) coordinates co-curricular arts engagement activities in the greater Trenton area.

    Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Join us for connection and reflection as we welcome students, faculty, staff, and our local community partners to celebrate the semester and the work we’ve done together. Bring a friend as we break bread, share service experiences, and connect over ways to sustain change in our communities
    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership, Trip, Volunteering
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    Join the Pace Center to explore your personal paths to transform your communities through the Social Change Role model. We’ll be learning about the ecosystem of social change and the many roles and pathways to make positive social impacts. Come see where and how you can make a difference with your passions and skills.
    Advocacy and Activism, Internships and Fellowships, Student Leadership, Trip, Volunteering
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    Challah for Hunger is a joint Pace Center and Center for Jewish Life group that raises money and awareness for hunger-based charities through baking and selling challah, traditional Jewish bread eaten on Shabbat and holidays.

    Advocacy and Activism, Volunteering
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    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.

    Advocacy and Activism, Volunteering
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    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.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

    Advocacy and Activism, Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Community House stands with families in the greater Princeton area to support the academic and social-emotional wellbeing of underrepresented youth.

    Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Acts of Kindness seeks to create a welcoming campus where everyone can interact with and accept each other, no matter who they are.

    Advocacy and Activism, Volunteering
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    The Student Volunteers Council (SVC) supports impactful service organizations and empowers student leaders and volunteers.

    Student Leadership, Volunteering
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    Princeton Online Tutoring Network is a free online tutoring resource that matches Princeton University student, staff, or faculty tutors with underserved students in the local community

    Volunteering
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    Special Olympics Skating helps to make ice skating accessible and fun for skaters of all abilities.

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

    Volunteering
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    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.

    Volunteering
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    Connect Princeton students with students in Trenton to provide 1-1 tutoring.

    Volunteering
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    Volunteer at Rescue Mission of Trenton, which seeks to end homelessness one person at a time through shelter, behavioral health, vocational development, supportive housing, and a thrift store.

    Volunteering
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    Work with the Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad to serve the town of Princeton.

    Volunteering
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    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).

    Volunteering
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    The Meals on Wheels program at Princeton has two branches. The first branch has our volunteers deliver hot and cold meals to seniors around the area. The second branch, which is our main focus of the program this semester, has our volunteers visit our seniors once a week for one hour.

    Volunteering
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    LEAP bring arts education to children ages 5-12 in Trenton, NJ.

    Volunteering
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    Help formerly incarcerated students showcase their strengths, abilities, and employment history to potential employers upon reentry.

    Volunteering