Rutgers Alumni Day of Service

About Rutgers Alumni Day of Service - November 10 (Rutgers' Charter Day)

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. See a full listing of Day of Service events below to volunteer for a project near you.

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.

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.

View photos of the 2013 Rutgers Alumni Day of Service here

Project Goals

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

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Frequently Asked Questions
Project Ideas

Get Involved!

As a project leader...
In order to engage thousands of alumni in community service projects throughout the world on November 10, hundreds of alumni project leaders are needed to identify community needs, plan projects and recruit project participants. The project leaders are vital to the success of this program, and we value the time and energy volunteers will commit to this role. 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. 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 communication so others can sign up to volunteer.

As a volunteer...
Register to participate in one of the projects listed on the right-hand side of this page, and make a difference in your local community.  

Get Connected & Win Prizes

Post a photo of your volunteer service project in action on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #RUAADayofService by November 30, and you'll be entered to win a Rutgers pack! Connect with us and follow the conversation with #RUAADayofService on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Rutgers Run for RAH

The Homecoming 2014 Run for RAH 5K and 1-mile Fun Walk are sponsored by the Rutgers University Alumni Association in support of Rutgers Against Hunger. On October 26, 2014, bring your friends and family together to celebrate Rutgers’ homecoming, exercise, have fun, and support a good cause. Register today!

Day of Service Events

In addition to alumni group and regional club projects happening all across the globe, the RUAA will host signature events in the following locations:

Monday, November 10, 2014

2014 Rutgers Alumni Day of Service
Hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association

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