About Global Days of Service

The 2024 Global Days of Service will take place from Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, May 5, 2024.

The NYU Alumni Global Days of Service initiative is an opportunity for alumni to make a difference by participating in community service projects across the globe. Service is a long-standing tradition at New York University, and this annual program allows our alumni community to harness its collective power and make a global impact. 

Volunteer opportunities and service projects included in the NYU Alumni Global Days of Service aim to inspire action, promote social good, and motivate the alumni community to make a positive impact.

There are a wide range of projects that aim to inspire action, promote social good, and motivate the alumni community to make a positive impact from the safety of our homes.

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2017-2023 Collective Impact Highlights:


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Here are a few highlights from the many ways NYU alumni brought the spirit of service to their local communities:

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Global Days of Service Impact

  • NYU College of Dentistry raised over $1,200 and rode more than 1,000 miles in support of the NYU Oral Cancer Center
  • NYU Student Life re-potted and moved over 100 native plants from Stuy Cove Park in preparation for site repurposing project in 2020 as part of the Give Where You Live project
  • NYU Alumni Club in Japan prepared and delivered 60 onigiri (rice balls) for the homeless residents of Shibuya
  • NYU Latinx Alumni Network prepared and delivered 35 meals to home bound residents in the Bronx


  • NYU Tandon alumni mentored 50 students of color participating in NYU Tandon's Creativity in Engineering, Science, & Technology Program 
  • NYU Liberal Studies served 241 individuals lunch at the Bowery Mission
  • NYU Alumni Association cleaned and prepped two acres of Washington Square Park for reseeding
  • NYU Alumni Club in Argentina planted 30 trees at the Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur with Plantarse.
  • NYU Recent Alumni Network collected 20 bags of garbage and leaves and painted 60 benches near the Van Dyke Community Center in Brooklyn
  • NYU Alumni Club in Austin collected 10 bags of trash from the water and marsh of Lady Bird Lake

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