Recruiting Student Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in sharing volunteer opportunities with the Princeton University community. Our students have a wide array of interests, skills, passions, and desires to engage in meaningful service.  While some of our students choose to pursue service experiences that complement their academics others look for opportunities that connect them to a personal passion or value.  

As you consider recruiting Princeton University students, please keep in mind that they have very full schedules. In addition to their academic course load, many students are engaged with co-curricular activities, research, internships and jobs on or off campus. We encourage you to take note of Princeton’s academic calendar.

Transportation to and from service opportunities may also be a concern for students. Undergraduates are not permitted to have vehicles on campus so please consider your organization’s accessibility via public transportation, walking or biking. We encourage organizations to think creatively with scheduling and encourage use of technology to allow students to engage with your organization from campus.

All student volunteers will need to have appropriate orientation, training and supervision to enable them to best meet the needs of your organization. It is important to consider that students may not have exposure or previous experience with the populations and/or social issues your organization serves.

The Pace Center receives a number of requests for volunteers each week; some of these requests go unfilled.

To post one-time, short-term, or ongoing service events or activities including internships, fellowships and job opportunities, complete this Newsletter Submission Form to be included in our email distribution and/or social media outlets. All submissions are reviewed by staff members in the Pace Center prior to distribution.