• Civic Engagement

    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 leadandserve@newschool.edu.

    Upcoming Civic Engagement and Service Opportunities

    February 24: Volunteer to beautify Red Hook Parks! Sign up to reserve your spot and see more information.

    March 10: Join New School students and volunteer to assist the City Harvest Mobile Market-Bronx! Sign up and see more info here.

    March 10: Join New School students and volunteer for teen sports and games with KEEN at East 54th Street Recreation Center. Sign up to reserve your spot and see more information.

    Past and Current Projects and Partners

    Habitat for Humanity One-Day Service Trips

    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.

    New York Cares Day

    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.

    Nonpartisan Voter Information and Registration

    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.

    Volunteer on Campus

    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.

    Winter Coat Drive

    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.