The NYUServiceProject is composed of students who are highly dedicated to serving as advocates and allies in their communities and are equally committed to learning effective ways to bridge social justice and civic engagement. As part of their training and experiential learning, the NYUServiceProject members will learn to critically think about the interconnectedness and interdependence of human kind to all living things and the environment. They will examine positive and effective ways to promote social justice, improve the quality of life on earth and create a healthy and sustainable living environment for all living things. They will explore a wide spectrum of successful social change models created through grassroots and community-based initiatives as well as governmental and policy-driven initiatives, and explore the possibilities not yet achieved by visionaries in the field.
With a current membership of over 600, the NYUServiceProject provides greatly needed support to non-profit agencies serving animals, the environment, at-risk youth, underserved communities, senior citizens, homebound elderly, and homeless New Yorkers. Formerly known as the Civic Team, the NYUServiceProject members have provided instrumental services to the NYU and NYC community, since 1989. The NYUServiceProject will continue to honor this legacy of service.
The NYUServiceProject is comprised of volunteers and interns who serve at a non-profit organization over the course of a semester or year. The roles of these individuals vary by site. General expectation for volunteers and interns are listed in the next section and full responsibilities are available on our website.