USC Alumni Day of SCervice

March 12, 2022

USC Day of SCervice

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On Saturday, March 12, Trojans around the world came together to make a difference in their communities by participating in community service projects. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and helped to demonstrate the power of the Trojan Family around the globe. If you participated in a project, be sure to share your story below.

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A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home provides a nurturing environment, with programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles. Volunteers will help us care for our garden, including bed-turning, seeding, watering, composting, weeding and harvesting.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
2830 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011
Time:
9-11:30am PDT
Host:
A Place Called Home
Contact:
Ann Stacy, volunteer@apch.org
Register

AfricActive Foundation

Sort through produce and food products to create bags for the AfricActive Foundation, which provides assistance to people struggling in Los Angeles and around the world. Bring a smile—we dance and listen to music while we work!

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
5036 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
Time:
10:30am-2pm PDT
Host:
AfricActive Foundation
Contact:
Virginia Beaboa, info@africactive.com, (213) 608-5545
Register

American Red Cross Blood Donation Drive

Give blood to increase the emergency blood supply needs of your local community and help save lives.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
California (Northern), California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles), California (Orange County), California (San Diego), California (San Gabriel Valley), California (South Bay), East Coast, Midwest, Mountain West, Northwest, South
Address:
Virtual
Time:
8:00am-6:30pm PDT
Host:
Lori Babigian and USC Marshall School of Business
Contact:
Lori Babigian, lori.babigian@marshall.usc.edu
Register

Anderson Park, Girl Scouts House Project

We are the Alumni of the South Bay. Our Day of SCervice project has been modified due to safety concerns. The project has moved from Franklin Park, to Anderson Park, Redondo Beach, Redondo Beach. We will be painting the interior and exterior of the local Girl Scouts  House, and performing general gardening and clean-up of the surrounding park.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (South Bay)
Address:
2229 Ernest Ave. Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Time:
8am-1pm PDT
Host:
Paulette Rhaney
Contact:
Paulette Rhaney, p.rhaney@verizon.net; 310-613-7221
Register

Arlington Food Assistance Center (At Capacity)

Bag dried goods and sort non-perishable donations to help people experiencing food insecurity.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
East Coast
Address:
2708 S. Nelson St., Arlington, VA 22206
Time:
9:30-11:30am EDT
Host:
Michael Lumunsad and USC Regional Advisory Group of Washington DC
Contact:
Michael Lumunsad, lumunsad@alumni.usc.edu
Register

Assembling Material Kits for JEP

Spend the morning assembling kits for two USC Joint Educational Project (JEP) core programs: the Young Scientists Program and ReadersPLUS.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (USC Campus), California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
801 W 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Time:
10am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC Associates, and Joint Educational Project
Contact:
Sarah Sturm, sarahstu@usc.edu
Register

Ballona Creek Cleanup (1 Spot Left)

Roll up your sleeves to help the Friends of Ballona Wetlands restore the last coastal wetland in Los Angeles by removing trash from the Ballona Creek Estuary.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Time:
9:30am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Gould Alumni Association of Los Angeles
Contact:
Nathan Hardy, nathan@politicallaw.com
Register

Beautification Project for the John Liechty Middle School

Roll up your sleeves and participate in cleanup and beautification projects around the campus of John Liechty Middle School.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
650 S. Union Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Time:
9am-12pm PDT
Host:
Kenneth Hill
Contact:
Kenneth Hill, kh@alumni.usc.edu, (310) 628-7211
Register

Belmont High School Community Celebration Event

Help host a community event to celebrate the visual and performing arts, inform our community about local resources, hear from an expert panel on Immigration issues, and learn strategies and practices to support emotional wellness.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
1575 W 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Time:
9am-12pm PDT
Host:
Belmont High School
Contact:
Elsa Mendoza, Elsa.Mendoza@lausd.net
Register

Belmont Park Beach Cleanup – Mission Beach (At Capacity)

In addition to beach clean-up activities, volunteers will fill out data cards detailing the types of trash collected. In this way, you will play an active role in determining and combatting the sources of trash on our beaches.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (San Diego)
Address:
3146 Mission Blvd., San Diego, CA 92109
Time:
9-11am PDT
Host:
USC Gould School of Law San Diego Alumni
Contact:
Nicole Martinez, (760) 716-1834
Register

Birthday Gift Boxes for Patients at Keck Hospital of USC (At Capacity)

Assemble birthday gift boxes for stem cell transplant patients undergoing treatment at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Arts & Crafts, Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
California (USC Campus), California (Southern)
Address:
1450 San Pablo St. Los Angeles, CA 90089
Time:
9am-12pm PDT
Host:
Half Century Trojans
Contact:
Miller Fong, (626) 644-1190
Register

Blankets for Project Linus (At Capacity)

Help make blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization that provides new handmade blankets to children in need.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Arts & Crafts, Youth Outreach
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
Location will be emailed out to registrants
Time:
11am-1pm PDT
Host:
Sandra Ponce and Efrain Trujillo
Contact:
Sandra Ponce, sponce7552@yahoo.com
Register

Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington

Collect school supplies for the children of the Boys & Girls Club. Donations of computers and printers are especially welcome, since the students need them for Zoom classes, interviews and writing college applications.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (Southern), California (South Bay)
Address:
1444 West Q Street Wilmington, CA 90744
Time:
2pm-4pm PDT
Host:
Trojan League of the South Bay
Contact:
Franci Agajanian, (310) 480-9898
Register

Cameron Park Trail Cleanup

Pick up trash and other waste to keep Cameron Park clean.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
Midwest
Address:
2601 N. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76708
Time:
10am-12pm CDT
Host:
Kemi Ingram
Contact:
Kemi Ingram, kemiingramllc@gmail.com
Register

Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Paint camp buildings, clean and organize supplies and build a seating area for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a sleepaway camp for children with cancer and their families.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening, Construction
Region:
California (Southern)
Address:
56400 Apple Canyon Road, Mountain Center, CA 92561
Time:
10am-12pm PDT; 1:15-4pm PDT
Host:
Diane DiMarco Davis and Linda DiMarco
Contact:
Diane DiMarco Davis, dianedavis4sc@gmail.com, (562) 441-4348
Register

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson Cleanup

Help clean up the botanical garden and provide any other services needed.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
East Coast
Address:
193 IU Willets Road, Albertson, NY 11507
Time:
10am-12pm EDT
Host:
Demetra Maheras, Mirianthi and Antonia Tsismenakis
Contact:
Demetra Maheras, demetra11709@yahoo.com, 917-992-6307
Register

Care Package Delivery to Children at the Institute of Mental Health Singapore (1 Spot Left)

Distribute care packages of journal books, stress reliever toys, puzzle games and backpacks to the long-term residents of the Institute of Mental Health Singapore’s children’s ward.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Youth Outreach
Region:
International
Address:
10 Buangkok View, Buangkok Green, Medical Park, Singapore 539747
Time:
10-11am Singapore
Host:
Su Yeo
Contact:
Su Yeo, suchen_yeo@yahoo.com
Register

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Join Optimal Sports Management staff and football clients as they go to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to donate toy and provide mentorship to children in need.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital, Mentorship | Education, Youth Outreach
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
4650 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90027
Time:
12-4pm PDT
Host:
Optimal Sports Management and Christopher Gil
Contact:
Christopher Gil, christophergil@optimalsports.net
Register

Cijin Beach Cleanup

Armed with trash bags and elbow grease, clean up debris on the coast of Cijin Island. Let’s keep Kaohsiung beautiful!

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
International
Address:
Cijin Beach No. 1050, Cijin 3rd Road, Cijin District, Koahsiung 805, Taiwan
Time:
4pm-7am (+8:00) Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore
Host:
USC Alumni Club of Kaohsiung
Contact:
Leewei Lin, leewei@the-303.com, +886983095211
Register

Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

Donate funds to the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Other
Region:
California (Southern)
Address:
Virtual
Time:
8am-12pm PDT
Host:
Trojan League Associates of the Desert
Contact:
Terry Ziegler, 760-217-8847
Register

Color A Smile

Join the USC Latino Alumni Advisory Board online to color pages and send them to Color A Smile, which distributes cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas and anyone in need of a smile.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Outreach to Older Adults
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
Virtual - Zoom
Time:
10am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Latino Alumni Advisory Board
Contact:
Sandra Salcedo, sandrasalcedo09@gmail.com
Register

Colorado Lagoon Clean-Up

Help beautify and preserve the Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (South Bay)
Address:
5059 E. Colorado St., Long Beach, CA 90814
Time:
9:30am-12pm PDT
Host:
Nima Novin and (Formerly USC Alumni Club of LA Beach Cities - Long Beach)
Contact:
Nima Novin, nima.novin@alumni.usc.edu
Register

Couch Park CleanUp

Pick up litter in Couch Park and the surrounding neighborhoods of Northwest Portland, in collaboration with SOLVE (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism).

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
Northwest
Address:
551 NW 19th Ave., Portland, OR 97209
Time:
10:30am-12pm PDT
Host:
Cristina Jones
Contact:
Cristina Jones, cristinajones@alumni.usc.edu, 9522409837
Register

Create a Community Garden with Gracious Oasis, Inc.

Clean a yard and flooded areas, prepare grounds, build planters and paint murals with Gracious Oasis, a nonprofit led by two USC alumnae on a mission to inspire generations of conscious global leaders.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
1745 W. 55th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90062
Time:
11am-4pm PDT
Contact:
Adrienne King, eno.attahmeekins@graciousoasis.org
Register

Creating “Fight On” Necklaces for USC’s Keck Hospitals

Create FIGHT ON! Necklaces for women undergoing treatment at Keck Hospital of USC, the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Keck Infusion Center in Pasadena.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Arts & Crafts, Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
California (USC Campus), California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
655 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90089
Time:
11am-1:30pm PDT
Host:
Town and Gown of USC
Contact:
Carol Mollett, (818) 321-3413
Register

Dana Middle School Music Program

Organize sheet music, repair and repaint equipment and clean up the Dana Middle School’s music facilities.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Arts & Crafts, Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (Southern), California (South Bay)
Address:
1501 S Cabrillo Ave San Pedro, CA 90731
Time:
10am-1pm PDT
Host:
Trojan Marching Band and the Trojan Marching Band Alumni Association
Contact:
Brett Padelford, brettp@usc.edu, 5622442943
Register

Dubai Blood Donation Centre Blood Drive

Participate in and help the Dubai Blood Donation Centre’s blood drive.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
International
Address:
PO Box 4115, Dubai 000000, United Arab Emirates
Time:
8am-5pm (+4:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Tbilisi, Kazan
Host:
USC UAE Alumni Club and Tarek Rabah Itani
Contact:
Tarek Itani, tarekitani@gmail.com
Register

El Pozo de Vida

Help out at a special social outing for the residents and volunteers of El Pozo de Vida, in support of their mission of eradicating human trafficking in Mexico and Central America.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Youth Outreach
Region:
International
Address:
Cinemex Mexico City
Time:
1-3pm (UTC-6)‎
Host:
USC Alumni Club of Mexico and El Pozo de Vida
Contact:
Angela McCracken, angela@usc.edu, +52-55-21-44-91-68
Register

Family Assistance Ministries

Hand out food and supplies to clients in need, and participate in a bagging party to process shelf stable food.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
1030 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA 92673
Time:
8am-12pm PDT
Host:
Desmond Daly
Contact:
Desmond Daly, (949) 302-2444
Register

Feed My Starving Children

Pack meals that will be sent to children experiencing hunger and famine around the world.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
Midwest
Address:
18732 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen, Minnesota 55317
Time:
11:30am-1:15pm CDT
Host:
William Sou
Contact:
William Sou, william.sou@alumni.usc.edu
Register

Florence Fang Community Farm

Weed, plant and dig at the Florence Fang Community Farm, which works to improve food security, increase healthy living habits and support neighborhood economic opportunity.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening, Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Northern)
Address:
1 Diana Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
Time:
10am-1pm PDT
Host:
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association - Bay Area
Contact:
Darlene Larson, darlene.larson@alumni.usc.edu
Register

Fundación Abrazo Fraterno Senior Outreach

Visit and share, give away presents and serve breakfast to the children and their parents who attend the Fundación Abrazo Fraterno, which cares for children with mental disabilities.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital, Youth Outreach
Region:
International
Address:
480 Puente Alto, Santiago 0000, Chile
Time:
9am-12pm Santiago, Chile ‎(UTC-3)‎
Host:
Matías Sepúlveda
Contact:
Matías Sepúlveda, mlsepulv.ing@gmail.com, +569 4216 0428
Register

GrowGood

Plant, compost and weed to help GrowGood, which operates a 1.5-acre farm in partnership with the Salvation Army Bell Shelter, one of the largest homeless shelters in Southern California and home to more than 300 people.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening, Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
5600 Rickenbacker Rd, Bell, CA 90201
Time:
9am-12pm PDT
Host:
Mariia Kovaleva
Contact:
Mariia Kovaleva, mariia.la.kovaleva@gmail.com, (213) 298-4382
Register

Guangzhou Animal Shelter – Panyu

Volunteer at this animal shelter.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Animal Care
Region:
International
Address:
番禺化龙四海马术场 Guangzhou, Guangdong 000000 China
Time:
1-5pm (+8:00) Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore
Host:
Alumni Club of South China
Contact:
Jerry Yang, jerry@uscsouthchina.com
Register

Hope of the Valley Unused Takeout Utensils Drop-Off

Drop off condiment packets, sealed packs of plastic utensils and wrapped straws to be donated to Hope of the Valley, which provides services, hot meals and temporary housing for the homeless.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
Calabasas High School - 22855 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302
Time:
11am-12pm PDT
Host:
Amy Kesselhaut Rice
Contact:
Amy Kesselhaut Rice, AmyRice@socal.rr.com
Register

Huntington Beach Cleanup

Join fellow volunteers from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC Joint Educational Project (JEP) and Orange County Coastkeeper to collect trash and other debris on Huntington State Beach.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
21601 Pacific Coast, Highway Tower 2, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Time:
10am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Joint Educational Project, and Orange County Coastkeeper
Contact:
Sarah Sturm, sarahstu@usc.edu
Register

Introduction to Project Management and Agile and Waterfall Methodologies

Get an introduction to project management and learn the difference between Agile and Waterfall management methodologies.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
Virtual
Time:
12-2pm PDT
Host:
Ambika Tripathi and Marco Cencena
Contact:
Ambika Tripathi, atripathi1015@gmail.com, 424-538-5113
Register

Jacobs Cushman Food Bank – North County (At Capacity)

Package food for distribution to food-insecure individuals.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Southern), California (San Diego)
Address:
Jacobs Cushman Food Bank - North County 3030 Enterprise Court, Suite A, Vista, California 92081
Time:
8:50am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Trojan League Associates of San Diego
Contact:
Judy Rowles, tisirowles@cox.net
Register

Keck School of Medicine – Health Sciences Campus Community Clean-Up

Help with clean up and mural efforts at three different parks in the area surrounding the USC Health Sciences campus. Volunteers will be assigned to a park. If you are unable to attend this event, please consider contributing with any in-kind donation such as trash bags and gloves! For more information please reach out to Dulce Acosta at darias@usc.edu.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
2230 Norfolk Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033 and two more locations
Time:
8am-12pm PDT
Host:
Keck School of Medicine Alumni Association (Salerni Collegium Alumni Association) and University Relations, Community and Local Government Partnership
Contact:
Valerie Reyna, valerie.reyna@med.usc.edu, (626) 506-1304 | Community Partners info: Dulce Acosta, darias@usc.edu (323) 781-8818
Register

Keep Austin Beautiful

Partner with the Keep Austin Beautiful project for a cleanup of Bartholomew District Park.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
Midwest
Address:
1800 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas 78723
Time:
10-11:30am CDT
Host:
USC Alumni Club of Austin
Contact:
Hsiao Hsu, hsiaohsu@alumni.usc.edu
Register

Kids and Smiles Easter Egg Hunt (At Capacity)

Fill and distribute eggs for an Easter egg hunt and spring craft fair supporting local scholarships, hosted by Kids and Smiles, a youth-run nonprofit.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Mentorship | Education, Youth Outreach
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
4501 Casa Loma Ave. Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Time:
8-10am PDT
Host:
Anila Bhagavatula
Contact:
Anila Bhagavatula, Anila.Bhagavatula@csulb.edu
Register

Making Cards for Children in Hospitals

Create uplifting cards for the charitable organization Cards for Hospitalized Kids to distribute to children in hospitals across the country.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Arts & Crafts, Healthcare | Hospital, Youth Outreach
Region:
California (USC Campus), California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Time:
10am-12pm PDT
Host:
Trojan Women's Network
Contact:
Jennifer Malins, jennifer1984smith@gmail.com
Register

Midwest Food Bank

Volunteers will be reprocessing and repackaging food items in preparation for our agency partners to distribute it free of charge to the families they serve experiencing food insecurity. Closed toe shoes are required for ALL participants.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
South
Address:
220 Parkade Ct., Peachtree City, GA 30269
Time:
9:30-11:30am EDT
Host:
Atlanta Alumni - Cele Eifert
Contact:
Cecilia Eifert, 404-667-8906
Register

Minnie’s Food Pantry

Prepare bags and boxes filled with fresh produce, dairy items and frozen items; pass out the packages via drive-through distribution; unload trucks and stock shelves.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
Midwest
Address:
661 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074
Time:
7:45am-12pm CDT
Host:
USC Marshall Alumni Association and Gail Wolin Stevens - Dallas Regional Representative
Contact:
Gail Stevens, GWStevens.360@gmail.com, 469-951-1716
Register

Nyeland Acres Beautification Project (2 Spots Left)

Clean the streets of Nyeland Acres, a disadvantaged community in Ventura County.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern)
Address:
2801 Ventura Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93036
Time:
9-11am PDT
Host:
Brenda Heredia and Nyeland Promise
Contact:
Brenda Heredia, bheredia@usc.edu
Register

OC Animal Care

Clean windows and make blankets for the dogs and cats at OC Animal Care, which promotes responsible pet ownership and provides temporary shelter and adoption opportunities for lost and stray animals.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Animal Care
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
1630 Victory Road, Tustin, CA 92782
Time:
11am-2pm PDT
Host:
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Contact:
Stephen Takeda, steve.takeda@gmail.com, (714) 812-1198
Register

Outreach Event for Local Youth on International Trade and STEM Careers

Interact virtually with local youth and help them learn about the journey of international goods and the importance of international trade.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Youth Outreach
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
Zoom - Virtual
Time:
10am-1pm PDT
Host:
USC METRANS and USC METRANS Transportation Student Association
Contact:
Vicki Deguzman, (949) 444-6312
Register

Pasadena High School

Plant seedlings and perform garden maintenance with a Pasadena Unified master gardener on the Pasadena High School campus. The garden serves as an outdoor classroom where students enjoy hands-on lessons in science and healthy eating.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (San Gabriel Valley)
Address:
2925 E Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107
Time:
9am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Trojan Affiliates of San Gabriel Valley
Contact:
Terry Leahy, terry.leahy17@gmail.com
Register

PROJECT & ADDRESS CHANGE: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Cleanup

Help us remove trash and debris at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
18000 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Time:
9am-12pm PDT
Host:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
Contact:
Kenneth Perez, kenny@bolsachica.org
Register

PROJECT & ADDRESS CHANGE: Fathers Heart Ministries

Join us as at Fathers Heart Ministries as we volunteer in the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. Masks are required.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
East Coast
Address:
The Father's Heart Ministries. 543-545 East 11th Street, New York, NY 10009
Time:
7:30am EDT
Host:
USC Marshall School of Business Alumni Association - New York
Contact:
Katherine Breiding, katherinebreiding@gmail.com; 562-787-1161
Register

Qianshuiwan Bay Cleanup

Participate in environmental protection and beach cleaning activities.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
International
Address:
Qianshuiwan Bay, Qianshuiwan St., Sanzhi Dist., New Taipei City 252, Taiwan
Time:
9am-12pm Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore
Host:
USC Alumni Club of Taiwan
Contact:
Yuchi Lee, vickylee1029@gmail.com
Register

Rahab’s Sisters and SOLVE

Join Rahab’s Sisters and SOLVE to clean up litter and distribute much-needed supplies to people living outside in Southeast Portland.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening, Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
Northwest
Address:
247 SE 82nd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97216
Time:
12:45-4pm PDT
Contact:
Desiree Eden Ocampo, desiree-eden@rahabs-sisters.org, 503-512-0240
Register

Raise Funds for Chulalongkorn Hospital

Donate funds to help the Chulalongkorn Hospital procure medical supplies.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
International
Address:
Virtual
Time:
10am-12pm Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi
Host:
USC Alumni Association of Thailand
Contact:
Merica Apichanapong, merica.api@gmail.com
Register

Room to Grow – South Bronx

Organize, sort and quality check donated baby and toddler items, such as clothing, books, toys and hygiene supplies, for Room to Grow, which provides these and other essential items to parents and caregivers.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Youth Outreach
Region:
East Coast
Address:
424 East 147th Street Floor 5, Bronx, New York 10455
Time:
11am-1:30pm EDT
Host:
New York Regional Alumni
Contact:
Jeanne Marie Boswell, jmboswell1@gmail.com
Register

Sacred Heart High School Mentorship Day

Mentor high school students in the community around USC, through Sacred Heart High School's Onward Scholars Program. Share advice with high school seniors about preparing for college and exploring careers.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
2111 Griffin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90031
Time:
1-3pm PDT
Host:
Marshall Volunteer Leadership Council
Contact:
Cindy Le, cindyle@paulhastings.com
Register

San Antonio Food Bank

Sort and pack produce, non-perishable foods and household items to prepare them for distribution.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
Midwest
Address:
5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78227
Time:
1:15-4pm CDT
Host:
Jennifer White
Contact:
Jennifer White, jennifer.white@gmail.com
Register

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (At Capacity)

The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank’s efforts focus on the immediate distribution of food as well as on long-term strategies to address hunger. Volunteers will pack grocery bags that will be delivered to participants by other volunteers.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Northern)
Address:
1050 Marin St., San Francisco, CA 94124
Time:
8-10:30am PDT
Host:
USC Alumni Real Estate Network (AREN)
Contact:
Eugenia Huang, eugeniahuang101@gmail.com, (408) 203-6060
Register

Santa Monica Beach Cleanup

Join fellow volunteers from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC Joint Educational Project and Los Angeles Waterkeeper to collect trash and other debris in Santa Monica. Using the Litterati app, volunteers will also take geo-tagged photos to capture critical data on plastic waste pollution.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
2030 Ocean Avenue, Tower 20, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Time:
10am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Joint Educational Project, and Los Angeles Waterkeeper
Contact:
Sarah Sturm, sarahstu@usc.edu
Register

Second Harvest Solutions Farm

Harvest produce at Second Harvest’s Irvine farm location to help fight food insecurity in Southern California.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening, Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
7601 Irvine Blvd., Irvine, CA 92618
Time:
7:30-11:30am PDT
Host:
USC Alumni Entrepreneurs Network
Contact:
Cynthia Low, 626-688-6008
Register

Senbazuru Paper Cranes Project for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Demonstrate your paper folding skills by assisting in the creation of a community senbazuru, a Japanese art piece made of 1,000 origami cranes. The senbazuru will be displayed at The 100 Club’s fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Arts & Crafts, Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
Virtual
Time:
6-9pm PDT
Host:
Xixi Hu
Contact:
Xixi Hu, xiaoxi.hu.reed@gmail.com
Register

Skyland Park Cleanup

Help Denver Parks & Recreation clean up Skyland Park in the Northeast suburbs of Denver.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
Midwest, Mountain West
Address:
3380 Holly Street, Denver, CO 80207
Time:
9am-12pm (-7:00) Mountain
Host:
Colorado Alumni Association
Contact:
Gil Cassagne, gcassagne@pciawealth.com
Register

South County Outreach

Join USC Athletics to tackle hunger and give hope in partnership with South County Outreach.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Hunger | Homelessness
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
7 Whatney, Ste B, Irvine, CA 92618
Time:
11am-2pm PDT
Host:
USC Athletics - Community Outreach
Contact:
McCall Hall, McCall.Hall@usc.edu, 213-610-6908
Register

Spring Planting at Jardiniers du 5ème

Help the Association Jardinier du 5ème with their spring planting in the Jardin Partagé, an inter-generational public garden near a school and a nursing home.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
International
Address:
13 rue Saint Médard, Paris, Paris 75005, France
Time:
2:30-4pm (+1:00) and 4pm-5:30pm (+1:00) Paris, Madrid, Athens, Berlin, Rome
Host:
USC Paris Alumni Club
Contact:
Leslie Nelson Cressy, 33660113403
Register

Terasaki Budokan Grand Opening Volunteer Event (At Capacity)

Set up, clean and assist in event operations for the grand opening of Terasaki Budokan, a new nonprofit, multipurpose sports and activities center in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Other
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
249 S. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Time:
7am-6pm PDT
Host:
USC Alumni Real Estate Network (AREN) and USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Contact:
Martin Nguyen, martin@centre-urban.com
Register

TestPlot at USC Architecture’s Watt Hall

Test Plot, started by Terremoto, was developed in partnership with USC’s Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture, coordinated by faculty Jen Toy. It is a multi-generational coalition of passionate gardeners, community members, students and teachers that install and care for gardens on public lands. Volunteers will be working outdoors helping to reinvent and repurpose an on-campus area for students, faculty, and campus visitors to enjoy. Visit http://testplot.info to learn more about the program.

Type:
In-Person Outdoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (USC Campus), California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
USC Campus - Watt Hall 850 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Time:
8:30-11am PDT
Host:
USC Architecture
Contact:
Ratri Lertluksamipun, lertluks@usc.edu
Register

USC NAI Annex Beautification and Organization Campaign

Clean, organize and beautify the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) storage annex, located in the Shrine Auditorium basement.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening, Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (USC Campus), California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
661 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Time:
8-10am PDT; 10am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative Alumni Association and Luis Campa
Contact:
Luis Campa, Luis_Campa@alumni.usc.edu, 213-453-7460
Register

USS Iowa

Help with general cleanliness and upkeep of the USS Iowa.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Beautification | Gardening
Region:
California (Southern), California (South Bay)
Address:
250 South Harbor Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90731
Time:
8am-12:30pm PDT
Host:
Alumni Veterans Network and Young Alumni Network
Contact:
Martin Arreola, martin.arreola@alumni.usc.edu, 619-818-2392
Register

Virtual Cookie Bake-off Hosted by Cookies for Caregivers

Bake your favorite cookies for Cookies for Caregivers, which delivers cookies to caregivers and essential workers in gratitude for their service.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
Delivery address will be emailed to registrants
Time:
8am-1pm PDT
Host:
Cheryl Venable
Contact:
Cheryl Venable, cheryl.panlilio@gmail.com
Register

VPDS x AUSCI Vaccination Project

Assist in a vaccination program for people in Jakarta, in collaboration with YPO Indonesia, an international leadership organization, as well as Vihara Pluit Dharma Sukha, a Buddhist place of worship.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
International
Address:
Jl. Pluit Permai 1 No. 48, Pluit, Penjaringan, North Jakarta, DKI Jakarta 14450
Time:
8am-12pm (+7:00) Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi
Host:
Alumni University of Southern California Indonesia (AUSCI) and YPO Indonesia and Vihara Pluit Dharma Sukha
Contact:
Lucky Prawiro, info@ausci.org
Register

Waldron Health Centre

Assist with the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Do data entry, help people register, or serve as monitors or hallway guides.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Healthcare | Hospital
Region:
International
Address:
Amersham Vale, London SE14 6LD, United Kingdom
Time:
8am-1pm, 1:30-4pm - Dublin, London, Monrovia, Casablanca
Host:
USC Alumni Club of London
Contact:
Denise Ge, dge168@gmail.com, 07384382614
Register

Welcome Back to Campus Campaign

Create posters and banners and write letters of encouragement to help the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) welcome back NAI Scholars—6th to 12th graders from USC’s neighboring communities.

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Arts & Crafts, Mentorship | Education, Youth Outreach
Region:
California (USC Campus), California (Southern)
Address:
661 West Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007
Time:
8-10am PDT; 10am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative Alumni Association and Luis Campa
Contact:
Luis Campa, Luis_Campa@alumni.usc.edu, 213-453-7460
Register

Working Wardrobes (1 Spot Left)

Receive and sort clothing donations for Working Wardrobes, which helps men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges to achieve the dignity of work and “the Power of a Paycheck.”

Type:
In-Person Indoors
Category:
Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (Southern), California (Orange County)
Address:
17392 Daimler St. Irvine, CA 92614
Time:
9-11am PDT
Host:
USC Marshall Alumni Association of Orange County
Contact:
Chrissy Vaughn, chrissymvaughn@gmail.com
Register

Youth Business Alliance Virtual Resume Workshop

Join us for a live resume-writing working session with high school students of USC's Hybrid High. Volunteers will guide students through a template to help them put together their resumes.

Type:
Virtual
Category:
Mentorship | Education
Region:
California (Southern), California (Greater Los Angeles)
Address:
Virtual
Time:
10am-12pm PDT
Host:
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association - Young Alumni Council and Melissa Loh
Contact:
Melissa Loh, msmelloh@gmail.com, 323-919-4185
Register

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to host a project but am not sure how to create one. How should I start?

We suggest reaching out to your local community groups for assistance, or to these organizations that have global volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer LA
Volunteer Match
Just Serve
All for Good
Habitat for Humanity
AARP Create the Good
Feeding America
American Red Cross

Where can I find virtual volunteer project opportunities?

Many organizations offer virtual volunteer opportunities for groups or individuals. A few are listed below:

Meals on Wheels
United Way
Translators Without Borders
Catch A Fire
UN Volunteers
DoSomething.org
Zooniverse
Color A Smile
Volunteer Match
Be My Eyes
Library of Congress
National Park Services
Smithsonian
Warm-Up America

What are some past projects?

Animal Care: Pasadena Humane Society
Art & Crafts: Child Creativity Lab
Beautification and Gardening: Community Cleanup
Construction: Battleship IOWA Museum Los Angeles
Healthcare and Hospital: Medical Ministries International
Hunger and Homelessness: Regional Food Bank, Feed My Starving Children
Youth Outreach: Boy and Girls Club of America

How do I find volunteers for my project?

Your approved project will be listed on the USC Alumni Day of Scervice website. Volunteers will be able to sign up there. Although the USC Alumni Association will promote all projects, we encourage you to spread the word about your project to your fellow alums, friends and family.

Please note: Your participant capacity must be based on venue or local health guidelines (whichever is less). Have questions? Email Amy Chi.

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