Rutgers Alumni Day of Service
We know these are challenging times, especially for those living and working in the areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The RUAA extends its support to all Rutgers alumni, families, and friends who are suffering in its wake.
We also want to help. The RUAA has reorganized its upcoming Rutgers Alumni Day of Service initiative in order to encourage all to direct their efforts to Hurricane Sandy relief
. This webpage includes new information about ways to make a difference in the relief efforts (see sidebar at right
), and also lists the original Day of Service projects that are still taking place (see complete listing below
). However you choose to give back to the larger community, the RUAA applauds your efforts. Rutgers alumni are resilient, smart, and strong, and we look forward the opportunity to rebuild together.
November 10 (Rutgers' Charter Day)
About Rutgers Alumni Day of Service
The 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. Read more information about Rutgers Charter Day here
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 2012 Rutgers Alumni Day of Service here
- 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.
As a project leader...
In order to engage thousands of alumni in community service projects throughout 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. Staff will serve as a resource to all project leaders. If you are interested in becoming a project leader, contact our office at 848-932-1968 for staff support in coordinating a service initiative.
As a volunteer...
Register to participate in one of the campus projects listed below
. You can also get involved with the other community projects listed.
Frequently Asked Questions
RUAA Signature Projects
Rutgers Gardens Fall Clean-up (New Brunswick)
Cancelled - Volunteers will be needed at a later date.
Habitat for Humanity (New Brunswick)
Cancelled - Volunteers may be needed at a later date.
November 10, 2012
Cathedral Kitchen (Camden)
November 10, 2012
Community FoodBank of New Jersey (Newark)
November 13, 2012
Host a Student This Thanksgiving
This year, why not consider hosting an international student for Thanksgiving? The Rutgers Center for International Faculty and Student Services is seeking Thanksgiving Day hosts for its Holiday Home Dinner Program. Invite an international student to your Thanksgiving dinner to help them learn about and experience the traditional American holiday. Apply online
by November 19.