What will your impact be in 2021?

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.

As we all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, volunteer opportunities are designed to offer assistance to charitable organizations that align with the NYUAA and allow individuals to give back to their communities in a meaningful, virtual, and socially-distanced way.

There is 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

Your 2019 Impact:

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43 sites across the globe; 485 volunteers; 1313 service hours completed; $33.3K economic impact

  • 43 Sites Across the Globe
  • 485 Volunteers
  • 1,313 Service Hours Completed
  • $33.3K Estimated Economic Impact

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

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the third annual NYU Alumni Global Days of Service in April 2019. We appreciate the dedication and hard work shown by 485 volunteers around the world. Check out photos on Flickr.

NYU Alumni Global Days of Service FAQs

Your Impact: 2017 Global Day of Service

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the inaugural NYU Alumni Global Day of Service in April 2017. We appreciate the dedication and hard work shown at more 25 volunteer events around the world. Alumni volunteered to clean-up parks, educate about autism, help combat food insecurity, and more. Check out photos on Facebook. Read the impact report.