There are many great opportunities across the university for students to get involved in community service projects and civic engagement opportunities.
If you are interested in learning more about community service and civic engagement opportunities available from schools, student organizations, and other university offices, or if you would like to notify students of opportunities to participate in such activities, please email
The New School has partnered with Habitat for Humanity on one-day service trips in Brooklyn and Queens. We have assisted with new construction and continued recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy.
Held semi-annually in the spring and fall, New York Cares Day is a service initiative sponsored by New York Cares in which New Yorkers volunteer to paint and rehabilitate public schools or parks.
Students staff tables in lobbies of New School buildings or at events to provide voter information and assist with voter registration. Volunteers must complete training through Student Development and Activities or the League of Women Voters.
Student volunteers are needed to help out at our on-campus Food Pantry. The Food Pantry is open to current New School students who do not have the means to buy adequate food for themselves. More information about the pantry and how to help can be found in the
Student Food Pantry FAQs.
Beginning in the fall, donation bins are placed in campus buildings to collect winter coats for those in need around New York City. Volunteers are needed to decorate and distribute bins and to collect, count, and deliver coats.
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