london students doing community service

Calais, France: Each semester we team up with NYU Paris to volunteer with Help Refugees UK at their aid distribution center.

At NYU London, we offer a full programme of community service opportunities and trips, organized by the Student Life department. Community service offers a unique perspective on life in London, affording you the chance to meet people you would never otherwise get the opportunity to meet. The programmes also offers an insight into areas of London and the UK that would often be inaccessible, and a different outlook on British culture.

We have established relationships with several organisations that allow you to contribute to long-term projects; from volunteering in schools with the SHINE trust and Action Tutoring, to assisting elderly people in care homes with One Housing. This sits alongside a programme of one-off trips with organisations such as Trees for Cities and the Marine Conservation Society.

We also run two weekend trips, giving you the chance to volunteer outside of London and stay overnight with a group of NYU students. The Wales volunteering weekend takes around 40 students on an overnight trip to volunteer outside in the stunning Snowdonia National Park, and our trip with NYU Paris to Calais, France involves working at the central distribution centre of Help Refugees UK, providing invaluable aid to refugees across Europe.