About Global Days of Service

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.

For questions about NYU Alumni Global Days of Service, please email

2017-2023 Collective Impact Highlights:


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Service Hours Completed


Donations to charities or scholarships


Number of Volunteers


Food Items & Supplies Donated


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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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