NYU Alumni Global Day of Service

Service is a long-standing tradition at NYU and so is keeping our global community safe. As we all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned our fourth annual NYU Alumni Global Days to a fully virtual model.  

We invite all alumni, family, and friends to offer assistance to the charities listed below, some of which are organizations the NYU community was planning to support through this annual initiative. For any opportunities requesting non-perishable items, anything purchased will go directly to the selected charity and is tax deductible.

Thank you for helping our communities in this time of need, and we look forward to bringing the NYU Community together again soon.

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Be My Eyes

Lend your eyes to the blind and vision impaired to help solve tasks big and small.

Bowery Mission

Donate much-needed food and supplies to this historic kitchen and shelter, which is continues to feed hungry New Yorkers during this pandemic.


Sign up to make regular Caring Calls to elderly adults residing in the NYC and Westchester areas.

Feeding America U.S.

Hunger relief organization, which is in need of non-perishable food items.

Feeding South Florida

Donate nonperishable items to help feed families and children residing in Southern Florida.

Food Lifeline

Donate to this Seattle-based food bank, which distributes much-needed nourishment throughout the state.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Donate to this Chicago-based food bank.

Houston Food Bank

Nonperishable donations are needed to feed hungry residents residing in Houston.

Kids in Need

National organization providing school supplies and other educational needs so students can succeed.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly (LBFE)

Help relieve the effects of prolonged isolation for our quarantined Bay Area elders by volunteering for various tasks such as regular phone check-ins, writing personal cards, and designing masks to be included in elder care kits. Please email Antonio Miceli (CAS '11) apm327@nyu.edu to get involved.  

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Food donations are needed to support hungry families in Los Angeles County.

New York Cares

Help prepare or deliver food, conduct wellness checks with individuals living in isolation, tutor students virtually, and much more by creating an account and volunteering today.  

Pillows for Paws

Support orphaned animals in NYC by donating food and other supplies.

Plaza del Sol Family Health Center

A non-profit in Queens, which provides essential medical needs and food for local families.

SAGE Connect

Sign up to make phone calls and offer a friendly voice to elders within the LGBTQ Community

Salvation Army

Volunteers are needed to write letters, cards, or draw pictures to be distributed to residents experiencing homelessness or poverty.


Contribute to the archives of historic documents and working papers by transcribing from your home.

United Nations

Translation, research, and advocacy are just a few of the virtual ways you can help contribute towards the betterment of the world.

Virtual Do Good Guide

In-depth guide from NYU Abu Dhabi highlighting ways to do good—especially in this pandemic.