Rutgers Alumni Day of Service

About Day of Service: November 10, 2014
Rutgers' Charter Day

Throughout the world, Rutgers alumni are making a difference every day. While one day of service cannot meet every need in every community, bringing all Rutgers alumni together to make a difference at one time can have a substantial impact on both the individuals involved in this shared experience and the greater community. Projects will be alumni-led and reflect the diversity of alumni interests and passions. Some projects will be big, some will be small, and together… their impact will be great.

The annual Rutgers Alumni Day of Service movement brings together hundreds of alumni volunteers to make an impact in their own local communities—all in the name of Rutgers, all on one day. Rutgers University’s commitment to service dates back to its founding fathers on Rutgers’ Charter Day, November 10, 1766. Thus, this program is inspired by the actions of Rutgers alumni and their long tradition of service.

Day of Service Events

Do you want to volunteer?
Click on one of the projects listed below to participate, and make a difference in your local community.

Quick Links

Start a Project

Start a project in your community in two easy steps:

Step One: Alumni project leaders are needed to identify community needs, plan projects and recruit project participants. RUAA staff will serve as a resource to all project leaders. If you are interested in becoming a project leader, contact your designated staff liaison or email for support with coordinating a service initiative.

Step Two: After you have coordinated the project specifics, be sure to submit your volunteer service project to (be sure to select “yes” when asked if your event is part of the Rutgers Alumni Day of Service). Once your project is registered, it will be added to the RUAA calendar and included on all Rutgers Alumni Day of Service communications so others can sign up to volunteer.

Day of Service at a Glance

Rutgers Alumni Day of Service aims to: 

  • bring Rutgers alumni together on one day to provide hands-on service to their communities
  • engage alumni project leaders in identifying community needs, planning projects and recruiting participants
  • have a substantial impact on the individuals involved in this shared experience
  • have a substantial impact on the community
  • demonstrate that the RUAA commits to integrity, service, and diversity
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