USC Alumni Day of SCervice

Alumni Day of Service, Saturday, March 23, 2024

On Saturday, March 23, during our annual USC Alumni Day of SCervice, Trojans around the world will make a difference in their local communities by participating in various community service projects.

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Assemble Book Kits and Enhance Working Spaces

Joint Educational Project (JEP) House

Los Angeles, CA

Mentorship | Education

Description:
Spend the morning assembling book kits and writing encouraging cards for the many elementary students who participate in JEP's programming. Volunteers of all ages and physical abilities are welcome!
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Joint Educational Project (JEP) House
Location:
801 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
40 (2 left)
Host(s):
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Contact:
chapmanm@usc.edu
213-821-3960
Volunteer

Please choose Assemble Book Kits and Enhance Working Spaces from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Assemble Food Boxes

Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC)

Garden Grove, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Assemble food boxes for vulnerable populations in Orange County and the surrounding areas.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC)
Location:
11870 Monarch Street
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Time:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
80 (55 left)
Host(s):
USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Contact:
erikamal@usc.edu
213-300-9193

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Closed-toe shoes required.
Volunteer

Please choose Assemble Food Boxes from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Ballona Wetlands Habitat Restoration

Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve

Playa del Rey, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help clear out invasive vegetation and trash from the last coastal wetland in Los Angeles.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Friends of Ballona Wetland
Location:
303 Culver Boulevard, #1505
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (1 left)
Host(s):
Trojan Women's Network
Contact:
sasha.vidisheva@gmail.com
505-660-5836

Volunteer Instructions

Ages:
Activities are recommended for volunteers ages 7 and up. Volunteers 16 years of age and under should be accompanied by an adult.
Attire:
Close-toed shoes are required. Dress in weather-appropriate "dirt-friendly" layers, along with a hat; long pants are recommended.
Supplies:
Gardening gloves and a full water bottle are highly recommended. All other tools and supplies will be provided.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Weather:
The event will be canceled if it’s raining.
Volunteer

Please choose Ballona Wetlands Habitat Restoration from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Battleship Beautification

USS Iowa

Los Angeles, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help us clean this historic battleship.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
USS Iowa
Location:
250 South Harbor Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90731
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
50 (18 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Veterans Network
Marshall Alumni Association, LA Region
Contact:
bertin.guillory@gmail.com
alumnichapter_la@marshall.usc.edu

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Attire:
Wear comfortable clothes that might get dirty.
Parking:
Limited free parking is available.
Waiver:
A waiver provided by the USS Iowa will be emailed to all participants.
Weather:
The event will take place rain or shine.
Volunteer

Please choose Battleship Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Beautification of Desert Garden

ONE Archives

Los Angeles, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help the USC Libraries by volunteering to provide an aesthetic to the desert garden next to the ONE Archives building. This project entails general gardening tasks, such as the trimming, raking, and weeding of various plants.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
USC Libraries
Location:
909 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
10 (4 left)
Host(s):
USC Libraries
Contact:
mykelmon@usc.edu

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Since this project involves working around desert plants like cacti, it is strongly recommended to wear closed toe shoes and durable pants. Sunglasses and hats are also recommended.
Supplies:
Gloves, safety goggles, and gardening tools will be provided, but feel free to bring any if you have your own.
Volunteer

Please choose Beautification of Desert Garden from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Birthday in a Box

Keck Hospital of USC – Healthcare Center 4

Los Angeles, CA

Healthcare | Hospital

Description:
The Birthday in a box program is a service available to patients who have been admitted to the hospital during their birthday. We ensure that the patient’s birthday is recognized by providing an opportunity to celebrate with their families and care team. Birthday in a Box is created for patients by USC alumni and volunteers during USC Day of Service.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Keck Medical Center of USC
Location:
1450 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 91709
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
24 (4 left)
Host(s):
Diana Geosano '69
Keck Medical Center of USC
Contact:
kayla.nagel@med.usc.edu
323-442-8516

Volunteer Instructions

Food & Beverage:
Breakfast will be provided
Parking:
Free parking at the P6 Parking Structure
Volunteer

Please choose Birthday in a Box from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Build Mobility Trainers for Toddlers

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience - MCB 101 and MCB 102

Los Angeles, CA

Other

Description:
Build mobility trainers for children, ages 6 months to 3 years old, living with physical challenges. These affordable mobility trainers help kids learn to move in a seated position using their arms and/or hands, eliminating the need for lower limb mobility or strength.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM)
Location:
1002 Childs Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
53 (0 left)
Host(s):
USC Viterbi Emerging Leaders Board
Contact:
a.wilson@usc.edu
661-974-3525

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Closed-toe shoes required. Comfortable clothing suggested.
Food & Beverage:
Breakfast and lunch will be provided on-site. Note any food allergies or dietary restrictions at registration.
Parking:
Parking will be available on-campus to volunteers. Additional details and instructions to come.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Volunteers constructing the toddler mobility chairs may use a hammer, rubber mallet, sandpaper, electric drill, and sewing machine. No prior experience is required. No heavy lifting is involved.
Supplies:
Tools and other building supplies will be provided on-site. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own supplies (rubber mallet, scissors, marker, etc.) if they would like. A list of supplies will be provided at the time of registration.
Sold Out

Chinatown / International District Street Clean-Up

Seattle's Chinatown / International District

Seattle, WA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Clean the streets of Seattle's Chinatown / International District. Equipment will be provided by the Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA).
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Chinatown International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA)
Location:
423 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Time:
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (18 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in Seattle
Contact:
nelsonshenchen@hotmail.com
206-437-1447

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by parents.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Volunteers need to be able to be up to pick up litter with tongs for two hours.
Waiver:
Volunteers must fill out a waiver and e-mail it to yongkang@cidbia.org.
Volunteer

Please choose Chinatown / International District Street Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

City Park Beautification

Lawrence Virgilio Playground

Queens, NY

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Beautify a neighborhood green space through cleaning, painting and gardening.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
City Parks Foundation
Location:
39th Rd
Queens, NY 11377
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-5:00) Eastern
Capacity:
35 (20 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in New York
Contact:
victoriajiwonpark@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Waiver:
Required.
Volunteer

Please choose City Park Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Citywide Clean-Up Initiative

Timrod Park

Florence, SC

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help rake, blow or bag leaves in a local park and the West Cherokee Road neighborhoods.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
City of Florence
Location:
400 Timrod Park Drive
Florence, SC 29501
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (-5:00) Eastern
Capacity:
25 (25 left)
Host(s):
Shana Harrison '00, '07
Contact:
harrison_shanac@yahoo.com
843-409-4868

Volunteer Instructions

Supplies:
Disposable gloves, lawn and leaf bags, yard rakes and cordless blowers will be provided, along with wheelbarrow/wagons/rolling carts. Free t-shirts too!
Food & Beverage:
Bagged lunches and bottled drinks (e.g. Gatorade) provided.
Weather:
If severe weather occurs, project may be canceled.
Volunteer

Please choose Citywide Clean-Up Initiative from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Clean, Sort, and Box Food

LA Food Bank

City of Industry, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Clean, sort and box food that will be distributed to people in need through a network of more than 600 agency partners.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
LA Food Bank
Location:
2300 Pellissier Place
City of Industry, CA 90601
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (0 left)
Host(s):
USC Gould Alumni Association of LA
Aya Ichida '97
Contact:
aichida@law.usc.edu

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and have a guardian sign a child waiver.
Attire:
Please wear closed-toe shoes; no heels, open-toe shoes, or sandals are allowed inside the warehouse. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts and tennis shoes.
Parking:
Available on-site.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Sold Out

Collect Sports Gear and Equipment for Underprivileged Youth

The Lot at Orthodontic Centers of California

Granada Hills, CA

Other

Description:
Help collect gently used sports gear (clothing items, uniforms, athletic shoes, accessories, etc.) and equipment to donate to underprivileged youth in the community.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
A2Z Athletics
Location:
17745 Chatsworth Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
100 (94 left)
Host(s):
Lusine Lalabekyan '98
Ara Jil-Agopian
Contact:
818-458-4977

Volunteer Instructions

Other:
Donations will be accepted in the parking lot behind the building.
Volunteer

Please choose Collect Sports Gear and Equipment for Underprivileged Youth from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Color Pages to Send to Seniors, Kids and Troops Overseas

Zoom

Arts & Crafts

Description:
Gather online to color, chat and send colored pages to senior citizens, kids, our troops overseas and anyone in need of a smile.
Type:
Virtual
Organization:
Color A Smile
Location:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963478401?pwd=cWRGRGRKQ09lRGJObkJHWVZrRHNRZz09
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
200 (164 left)
Host(s):
Latino Alumni Advisory Board/USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
Contact:
mirianjuarez.lcsw@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Supplies:
Please print coloring pages ahead of time. We will provide them by email, or you can go to the organizations website to download and print https
Volunteer

Please choose Color Pages to Send to Seniors, Kids and Troops Overseas from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

CSU/Expo Mini Urban Farm Beautification

CSU/Expo Mini Urban Farm

Los Angeles, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help out with a range of activities, from harvesting plants to clearing trash. Tasks vary based on the farm's needs when you volunteer.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Community Services Unlimited Inc
Location:
3990 Bill Robertson Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (13 left)
Host(s):
Community Services Unlimited Inc.
Good Neighbors Campaign
Contact:
cris@csuinc.org

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Dress in light layered clothes that are appropriate for farm work. Bring sunblock and a hat. Please wear closed-toe shoes, no flip flops or sandals!
Other:
This space is a working farm, so you will be required to follow guidelines that will be explained during the opening orientation circle. We therefore ask that all parties in a group arrive together (unless other arrangements have been made with us before hand). Groups of volunteers under 17 years of age will be supervised by adults.
Supplies:
Garden gloves and tools will be provided.
Volunteer

Please choose CSU/Expo Mini Urban Farm Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Decorate and Pack Lunches for Preschool-Age Children

The Upside Pub

Houston, TX

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Decorate and pack lunch bags for preschool-age children in need.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Kids' Meals Inc
Location:
3402 N Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77018
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (-6:00) Central
Capacity:
30 (26 left)
Host(s):
Paige Lujan '08
Contact:
paige@upsidepub.com
Volunteer

Please choose Decorate and Pack Lunches for Preschool-Age Children from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Depaul LA Casa Milagrosa Clean-Up

Casa Milagroa

Los Angeles, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Clean and prep this day center for the homeless.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Depaul LA Casa Milagrosa
Location:
161 South Alvarado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Time:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (17 left)
Host(s):
Paulo Rodrigues '19
Contact:
paulor@usc.edu
323-449-9793

Volunteer Instructions

Parking:
Lot parking limited to 8 cars. We suggest carpooling or finding parking nearby. There is meter parking on Valley Street.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Volunteer

Please choose Depaul LA Casa Milagrosa Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Distribute Food and Clothing to People in Need

Soup Kitchen London

London, United Kingdom

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Distribute food and clothing to homeless people on and around Tottenham Court Road.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Soup Kitchen London
Location:
79A Tottenham Court Road
London W1T4TD
United Kingdom
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (0:00) Dublin, London, Monrovia, Casablanca
Capacity:
12 (12 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in London
Contact:
rhodriodavies@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Food & Beverage:
We must provide food & drinks to donate to the vulnerable and homeless we meet on our walk through central London.The food we give must be made in a commercial kitchen and sealed with an allergen label.
Volunteer

Please choose Distribute Food and Clothing to People in Need from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Evergreen Cemetery Clean-Up

Evergreen Cemetery

Los Angeles, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help us clean up Evergreen Cemetery, the final resting place of approximately 40 Japanese American WWII veterans, including four Medal of Honor recipients.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Go For Broke National Education Center
Location:
204 North Evergreen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (16 left)
Host(s):
USC APAA Young Alumni Council
USC Marshall Young Alumni Council
Contact:
joycelynkyip@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Attire :
Wear outdoor clothes that you don't mind getting a little dirty.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Need to be able to walk, maneuver and lift up to 10 lbs.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Volunteer

Please choose Evergreen Cemetery Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Exploratorium Exhibits Clean-Up

Exploratorium

San Francisco, CA

Mentorship | Education

Description:
Assist with exhibit cleaning and other miscellaneous tasks. Post clean-up, volunteers are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum free of charge.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Exploratorium
Location:
Pier 15, Embarcadero at Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Time:
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (0 left)
Host(s):
Emily Chow '21
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Contact:
26emilychow@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Sold Out

Food Box Assembly and Distribution

Rancho Cienega Park

Los Angeles, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Organize supplied food and packages into one-week boxes for distribution to the community. Join us to set up, assemble and put out palettes, tables and tents; offload food from trucks; organize food on tables and set up assembly line; fill boxes and hand out to vehicles and walk-ups; break down everything and clean up.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
AfricActive
Location:
5036 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Time:
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
15 (2left)
Host(s):
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Contact:
510-556-1382

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Closed-toe shoes and gripped gloves are recommended. We operate outside, so please check the weather to dress appropriately.
By Train:
Take the E line to La Brea/Expo station. Come down the east exit and we are located in the park.
By Car:
From the I-10, head south on La Brea Blvd. GO UNDER the Expo Line Bridge, TURN LEFT into the Price Self Storage Unit parking lot where you can safely U-TURN back on to La Brea and TURN RIGHT onto Exposition Blvd BEFORE the bridge.
If approaching from Obama Blvd. TURN North onto La Brea Blvd. PASS the Superior Grocery store and the Price Self Storage Unit and immediately after, TURN RIGHT into the side street, BEFORE the bridge.:
Volunteer

Please choose Food Box Assembly and Distribution from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Guanyin Mountain Clean-Up

Guanyinshan Niugangleng Trail

New Taipei City, Taiwan

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help us collect trash and other debris from the Guanyin Mountain Trail in New Taipei City.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area Headquarters
Location:
No. 130, Section 3, Lingyun Road, Wugu District,
New Taipei City 248
Taiwan
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (+8:00) Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore
Capacity:
50 (17 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Club of Taiwan
Contact:
vickylee1029@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Weather:
If the weather is bad, we will consider canceling the event for safety reasons.
Volunteer

Please choose Guanyin Mountain Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Exhibits Clean-Up

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

San Jose, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Do you have a passion for nature, animals and outdoor fun?
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a division of the City of San José, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department and is supported through partnership with Happy Hollow Foundation.
Volunteers will help staff with an onsite project, possible projects include:
(1) gardening (backyard habitat, around the bird aviary, etc.)
(2) enclosure work (substrate spreading for goat & sheep contact yard, meerkat enclosure, etc.)
(3) trash pick-up (everywhere!)
(4) zoo building/painting project (possible)
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Location:
748 Story Road
San Jose, CA 95112
Time:
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
30 (26 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in NorCal
USC APAA Bay Area
Contact:
kevinchuang@alumni.usc.edu
650-336-8901

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older (please contact at least 48 hours prior if you have underage children for special accommodations)
Attire:
Wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you are comfortable getting dirty.
Food & Beverage:
Bring refillable water bottles.
Parking:
Parking passes will be provided.
Supplies:
Tools will be provided and group will be assigned to staff.
Waiver:
Printed participation waiver will need to be signed and brought onsite (or can be signed onsite).
Weather:
If it rains, there may be an indoor project or project may be rescheduled.
Volunteer

Please choose Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Exhibits Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Harvest Farm Produce for Distribution

Harvest Solutions Farm

Irvine, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Help harvest produce for distribution to people in need.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Harvest Solutions Farm Irvine (Second Harvest)
Location:
12751 Lambert Road
Irvine, CA 92618
Time:
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
60 (28 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Entrepreneurs Network
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Contact:
626-688-6008

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Children 7 years of age and older are welcome.
Attire:
Closed-toed shoes and pants are required. Hats and sunscreen are suggested.
Food and Beverage:
There will be drinking water available on-site, but you are welcome to bring your own water, or reusable bottle for refilling. Light breakfast snacks provided.
Parking:
Easy parking right outside the farm.
Supplies:
If you have your own set of gardening gloves or suede/leather gloves, please feel free to bring them. In case you do not bring a pair of gloves, you will be provided with single-use gloves.
Weather:
Rain or shine.
Waiver:
Waiver must be signed prior to event.
Volunteer

Please choose Harvest Farm Produce for Distribution from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Help Grow Healthy Food and Beautiful Flowers

Common Roots Farm

Santa Cruz, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Come and get your hands dirty while doing GOOD! Provide labor at Common Roots Farm, where adults with disabilities join with others to grow healthy food, beautiful flowers and create friendships that sustain everyone.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Common Roots Farm
Location:
301 Golf Club Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (20 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in the Bay Area
Contact:
lesley.ruzon@gmail.com
650-861-0650

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Children are welcome to participate with parental supervision. We suggest children 8 years of age and older.
Attire:
Wear sturdy shoes and clothing you don't mind getting muddy.
Supplies:
Gardening gloves are recommended.
Weather:
We will postpone in case of rain.
Volunteer

Please choose Help Grow Healthy Food and Beautiful Flowers from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Help Homeless Families in Need

SPIN

Costa Mesa, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Collect, organize and deliver supplies for homeless families in need.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Serving People in Need (SPIN)
Location:
151 Kalmus Drive, Suite H2
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
100 (65 left)
Host(s):
Trojan League of Orange County
Diane Heimstaedt '83
Contact:
heimstaedtfamily@yahoo.com

Volunteer Instructions

Food & Beverage:
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Volunteer

Please choose Help Homeless Families in Need from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Help People with Food Insecurities

Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico Warehouse

Albuquerque, NM

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Check, clean, label, sort, repack and box food and non-food packaged items for distribution to the needy throughout New Mexico.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico
Location:
5840 Office Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Time:
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (-7:00) Mountain
Capacity:
20 (17 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in New Mexico
Contact:
505-306-0257

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Children between the ages of 8 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Attire:
Wear USC gear
Physical Ability/Activity:
Be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time.Volunteers should be able to perform tasks that may be physically demanding, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending and reaching. We are a fully functioning food warehouse, so volunteers may be working near large equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks.
Other:
Cellphone and ear bud/headphone use is restricted.
PLEASE BE ON TIME-8:
00 AM.
Volunteer

Please choose Help People with Food Insecurities from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Help Pregnant Women in Need

Casa Teresa

Orange, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Teach young mothers in need how to cook healthy meals and learn computer skills. Sort clothes in the thrift shop and do a light clean of the office.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Casa Teresa
Location:
Hosts will share address information with registrants before the event.
Orange, CA
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (11 left)
Host(s):
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Stephen Takeda '80
Contact:
steve.takeda@gmail.com
Volunteer

Please choose Help Pregnant Women in Need from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Learn about the Needs of Visually Impaired People

古美公园蓝睛灵公益实践基地

上海市, 上海, China

Mentorship | Education

Description:
Learn about the deeper needs of the visually impaired by participating in workshops and activities, including a relay race, with the goal of promoting accessibility for all.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
beYoureyeS
Location:
闵行区平吉路799号
上海市, 上海 200020
China
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (+8:00) Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore
Capacity:
50 (46 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Club of Shanghai
Contact:
blessing.waung@gmail.com
8618420021060

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Wear comfortable clothing.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Organize water for walkers/runners in relay race.
Volunteer

Please choose Learn about the Needs of Visually Impaired People from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Learn Etiquette for Interacting with the Visually Impaired

Cheers Bar and Grill

San Gabriel, CA

Healthcare | Hospital

Description:
Participate in experiential workshops to learn etiquette for interacting with the visually impaired, such as guiding them through public areas. Engage in open discussions to understand the challenges faced by the blind community. Also, donations of essential supplies, like white canes, are encouraged.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
National Federation for the Blind
Location:
717 S San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
60 (56 left)
Host(s):
Roy Payan '23
Gary Wat
Contact:
garywat.realestate@gmail.com
626-236-2709

Volunteer Instructions

Food & Beverage:
Water and light refreshments will be provided.
Other:
We ask volunteers to bring donations of white canes, and other essential supplies.
Volunteer

Please choose Learn Etiquette for Interacting with the Visually Impaired from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Los Angeles Mission Beautification and Food Bank Assistance

The Los Angeles Mission

Los Angeles, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Paint rooms, sweep and mop floors and other miscellaneous custodial tasks. Sort and prepare food boxes at warehouse location: 351 South Anderson Street, LA, CA 90033.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Los Angeles Mission
Location:
316 Winston Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Time:
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
60 (53 left)
Host(s):
USC Latino Alumni Association
Contact:
arandam@usc.edu

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 14 years of age or older.
Attire:
Face masks are optional but highly recommended. Dress appropriately for clean-up projects (no shorts, tank/halter tops or open-toed shoes).
Parking:
No on-site parking. Metered street parking or nearby parking garages. Rideshare and carpooling encouraged.
Waiver:
Complete online. Details will be sent to all registered volunteers.
Volunteer

Please choose Los Angeles Mission Beautification and Food Bank Assistance from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Make Art with Underprivileged Children and Raise Funds

SDMC Primary School, Hauz Khas

Hauz Khas, New Delhi, India

Arts & Crafts

Description:
Provide mandalas for underprivileged children to color in the spirit of the festival of Holi. Also, help raise funds to buy art supplies for their school.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
SDMC Primary School, Hauz Khas
Location:
F/12, Block F Road, Block F, Police Colony
Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016
India
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (+5:30) Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, New Delhi
Capacity:
20 (18 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Club of Delhi/North India
Contact:
rhea.agrawal1130@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Dress appropriately for the event, preferably semi-formal clothing.
Parking:
The school is located in a narrow lane, nearby parking may not be available. Hiring drivers is encouraged!
Volunteer

Please choose Make Art with Underprivileged Children and Raise Funds from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Make Easter Eggs and Goody Bags

Nyeland Acres Community Center

Oxnard, CA

Youth Outreach

Description:
Help prepare for Nyeland Promise's first Easter Celebration and Resource Fair by filling up Easter eggs with candy and making goody bags for underserved children.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Nyeland Promise
Location:
3334 Santa Clara Avenue
Oxnard, CA 93036
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
10 (1 left)
Host(s):
Brenda Heredia '18
Contact:
bheredia@usc.edu

Volunteer Instructions

Weather:
Rain or shine, the event is on.
Volunteer

Please choose Make Easter Eggs and Goody Bags from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Make Fight On Necklaces

The Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower

Los Angeles, CA

Arts & Crafts

Description:
Handmade beaded necklaces for women fighting life battles
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Town and Gown
Location:
1450 Biggy Street. Rooms LG 503-504
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
65 (0 left)
Host(s):
Town and Gown of USC benefiting Keck Medicine
Contact:
carolmollett@aol.com

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers must be 5 years of age or older
Parking:
Please park at the Biggy Lot at1334 Biggy Street, LA 90033
Sold Out

Mentor Youth on Career Day

Future Ties

Chicago, IL

Youth Outreach

Description:
Share your professional experiences and advice with high school students during one-on-one and group career pathway discussions over lunch.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Future Ties
Location:
6418 S King Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Time:
11:00 PM - 1:00 PM (-6:00) Central
Capacity:
50 (47 left)
Host(s):
Dr. Airies Davis '16
Contact:
generaldrad@gmail.com
312-725-8551

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Adults with career experiences at any level, including recent graduates and current college students.
Volunteer

Please choose Mentor Youth on Career Day from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

National Park Beautification

National Park -Washington DC monument area

Washington, DC

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help us do a spring clean-up: weeding, raking, sweeping, collecting trash and debris, etc. Actual tasks will be posted soon. Please note that the address provided is for the Jefferson Memorial, but our assignment may be at a different location.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
National Park Service
Location:
16 East Basin Drive SW
Washington, DC 20242
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-5:00) Eastern
Capacity:
30 (20 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in Washington D.C.
Contact:
703-395-4048

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Any participant under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver.
Attire:
Dress for the weather, expecting to do light to medium manual labor outside.
Food & Beverage:
Usually not provided but sometimes water is available.
Parking:
No assigned parking but there is usually parking available around the monuments early on a Saturday in March. Metro should be running as well.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Not everyone has to do the same thing but example activities include weeding, raking, sweeping, etc. IF there is any heaving lifting (50 lbs or so) a number of us can do that.
Supplies:
Materials and tools provided. Bring gloves.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Weather:
The group leader decides whether or not to cancel a project, particularly as it relates to inclement weather. Expect to cancel the project in case of heavy to medium rain. ALL projects will be canceled in severe weather conditions (ie. thunder and lightning) due to safety concerns.
Volunteer

Please choose National Park Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Ocean Beach Clean-Up

Ocean Beach Cafe

San Francisco, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Pick up trash and litter to restore the natural beauty of Ocean Beach and protect marine life.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
TogetherSF
Location:
734 La Playa Street
San Francisco, CA 94121
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
30 (2 left)
Host(s):
USC Marshall Alumni Bay Area
Contact:
303-859-6698

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes.
Parking:
Street parking.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Volunteers will be walking on the sand with large tongs and buckets to collect refuse.
Waiver:
Required.
Weather:
If it rains, project may be rescheduled.
Volunteer

Please choose Ocean Beach Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Ocean Front Street Clean-Up

Keep the Esplanade Beautiful

Redondo Beach, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help us pick up trash on the stretch of Esplanade Avenue in South Redondo Beach, between Miramar Park and Knob Hill.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Keep the Esplanade Beautiful
Location:
The Esplanade and Avenue
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (6 left)
Host(s):
Tiffany Aguirre '91
Contact:
tlovin3@gmail.com
310-422-9467

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Dress appropriately for the current weather conditions.
Supplies:
Supplies will be provided, but please bring your own water.
Parking:
There will be ample metered parking.
Volunteer

Please choose Ocean Front Street Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Pack and Distribute Food

Seva Collective Food Pantry

Santa Ana, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Help with packaging or distributing of food at food pantry.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Seva Collective Food Pantry
Location:
1441 East Chestnut Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
100 (96 left)
Host(s):
Simran Sahny '06
Contact:
simrankaur82@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 10 years of age or older.
Volunteer

Please choose Pack and Distribute Food from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Pack Humanitarian Aid Items for the Homeless

University Religious Center (URC) Courtyard and Room 108

Los Angeles, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Package humanitarian aid items for later distribution to the local homeless population. If possible, pre-pack personal care items and other supplies.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Khalsa Peace Corps' Share A Meal Program
Location:
835 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Time:
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (1 left)
Host(s):
Ravinder Singh '91
Contact:
ravisinghkhalsa@gmail.com
818-694-3583

Volunteer Instructions

Food & Beverage:
A light meal will be provided.
Weather:
If it rains, the project will be moved indoors to an adjacent meeting space (Room 108).
Volunteer

Please choose Pack Humanitarian Aid Items for the Homeless from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Pack Meals for Children

Feed My Starving Children

Eagan, MN

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Help pack meals for impoverished families around the world.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Feed My Starving Children
Location:
990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136
Eagan, MN 55121
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM (-6:00) Central
Capacity:
30 (29 left)
Host(s):
William Sou '98
Contact:
william.sou@alumni.usc.edu

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 5 years of age or older. Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Attire:
All jewelry is prohibited, except
Volunteer

Please choose Pack Meals for Children from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Participate in a Day of Play

First Global Technopark Carmona

Carmona, Cavite, Philippines

Mentorship | Education

Description:
Help create a space where people can meet and engage in play-based activities that promote fun, active play, cooperation, inclusion and lasting memories.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Best Buddies Philippines
Location:
Lot 1910 Governor's Drive
Carmona, Cavite 4116
Philippines
Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (+8:00) Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore
Capacity:
100 (95 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumi in Philippines
Contact:
karendchien@gmail.com
639199201465

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Open to all ages and abilities. The location is disabled friendly, with wheelchair access and elevators.
Attire:
Casual and comfortable clothes.
Parking:
Free.
Volunteer

Please choose Participate in a Day of Play from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Plant and Learn About Healthy Veggies

Families Forward Learning Center

Pasadena, CA

Youth Outreach

Description:
Promote healthy eating by teaching preschoolers how veggies grow. Activities include planting veggies, reading and providing books about vegetables, gardening and painting garden rocks.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Families Forward Learning Center
Location:
980 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
50 (20 left)
Host(s):
Cheryl Holcomb '81
Contact:
cherylholcomb1417@gmail.com
626-233-6857

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 13 years of age or older.

Shifts

Shift 1:
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Shift 2:
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
25 people/shift.
Volunteer

Please choose Plant and Learn About Healthy Veggies from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Play at Boys and Girls Club

Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor

San Pedro, CA

Youth Outreach

Description:
Help with arts and crafts projects, read to younger children, make smoothies, play basketball, ping-pong and other sports.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Boys and Girls Club of the Los Angeles Harbor
Location:
1200 South Cabrillo Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
30 (8 left)
Host(s):
Trojan League of South Bay
Contact:
jcajr98@aol.com
310-480-9898

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 16 years of age or older.
Attire:
Casual clothes.
Parking:
Free street parking.
Volunteer

Please choose Play at Boys and Girls Club from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Play Bingo with Seniors

Sakura Gardens Senior Living Facility

Los Angeles, CA

Youth Outreach

Description:
Play bingo and chat with senior citizens.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Sakura Gardens Senior Living Facility
Location:
325 South Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (0 left)
Host(s):
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Mary Tee' 91 and Nancy Rouguine
Contact:
mytee888@yahoo.com
818-625-6684

Volunteer Instructions

Supplies:
We need prizes for Bingo.
Sold Out

Policy Research and Access to Benefits for the Poor in India

Chennai Outreach

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Research policies that pertain to creating access to life-enhancing benefits for the impoverished. Skills in project management, policy research, India legal, web & social media, as well as knowledge of poverty alleviation, rural development and egovernance, are most appreciated.
Type:
Virtual
Organization:
Empower Tamizhagam NGO, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Location:
M-10, 19th Avenue, Ashok Nagar
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600083
India
Time:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (+5:30) Bombay, Calcutta, Madras, New Delhi
Capacity:
30 (28 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in India
Contact:
usc@quantaco.com

Shifts

Can be ad hoc with a minimum of 4 hours of commitment. Some work will be done before the event, with release of essential docs on the day.
Volunteer

Please choose Policy Research and Access to Benefits for the Poor in India from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Prep, Pack, and Serve Lunches for People in Need

Joan Kroc Center (JKC) Kitchen

San Diego, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Shift #1 volunteers assist with meal preparation, such as chopping vegetables and packaging sack lunches, breakfast bags, and meals for the off-site resident facilities. Shift #2 volunteers will help plate and distribute meals from the serving station to clients.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Father Joe's Villages
Location:
1501 Imperial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Time:
10:20 AM - 3:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
12 (2 left)
Host(s):
Alison Lee '92
Contact:
alisonglee123@gmail.com
310-650-0077

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Shift #1 volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.
Attire:
Long pants, short or long-sleeved shirts, and closed-toe shoes.
Parking:
Free parking available on-site in underground garage on 16th Street, between Imperial and Commercial (closer to Commercial). Volunteers must print and display the parking pass provided when registering to use the garage.

Shifts

Shift #1:
10:20 AM - 12:30 PM Food packing volunteers:
Shift #2:
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Serving lunch at the JKC Kitchen
6 people/shift
Volunteer

Please choose Prep, Pack, and Serve Lunches for People in Need from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Prepare Food for Distribution to Low-Income Seniors

OC Food Bank

Garden Grove, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Prepare boxes of food for distribution to low-income seniors in Orange, LA and Riverside counties.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
CAP OC Food Bank
Location:
11870 Monarch Street
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Time:
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
35 (18 left)
Host(s):
USC Gould Alumni Association of Orange County
Fred Thiagarajah '99
Contact:
fred@rightchoicelaw.com
408-810-4000

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.
Attire:
Please wear comfortable clothing. Open-toed shoes are not allowed.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Volunteers may be asked to lift between 1 to 25 pounds.
Parking:
Please note that Saturdays are busy and parking in the OC Food Bank parking lot fills up quickly, but street parking is also available.
Volunteer

Please choose Prepare Food for Distribution to Low-Income Seniors from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Prepare Food for Distribution to People in Need

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

San Diego, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Clean and package fresh produce for immediate distribution. Inspect, sort, box and label food donations.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
Location:
9850 Distribution Avenue
San Diego, CA 92121
Time:
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (11 left)
Host(s):
USC Gould Alumni Association of San Diego
James Kramer '08
Contact:
james.kramer@procopio.com

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers between the ages of 11 and 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Parking:
There is limited parking in the Food Bank's lot; street parking is also available.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Volunteer

Please choose Prepare Food for Distribution to People in Need from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Prepare Meal Kits for Food-Insecure Youth

Oneonta

South Pasadena, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Pack meal kits for local school districts to distribute to food-insecure youth. This project also includes a brief story and discussion time for elementary school age kids.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Good SamariTots
Location:
1515 Garfield Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
150 (68 left)
Host(s):
Kelly Kwan '88
Contact:
kelly@goodsamaritots.org
925-818-8728
Volunteer

Please choose Prepare Meal Kits for Food-Insecure Youth from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Prepare Meal Kits for Youth

MSBN Portland

Aloha, OR

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Pack meal kits for food-insecure youth! Local school districts will hand them out to students who rely on school-provided meals to ensure they have enough food during the weeklong spring break. This project is appropriate for kids ages 4 and older and will include a brief story and discussion time.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Good SamariKidz
Location:
18390 SW Aloha St,
Aloha, OR 97007
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
50 (35 left)
Host(s):
Amanda Choi '08
Contact:
choi.amanda@gmail.com
Volunteer

Please choose Prepare Meal Kits for Youth from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Prepare Meals for Pets in Need

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Animal Care

Description:
Prepare and package meals for pets in need and help in the center's Orphaned Objects Designer Resale thrift shop. Volunteers will get 30 mins of puppy time at the end of the project.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Location:
6461 El Apajo Road
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
15 (0 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in San Diego
Erin O'Kane Allen '04
Contact:
erinokane@gmail.com
858-248-5252

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Attire:
Wear closed-toed shoes.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Volunteers need to be comfortable with lifting bags of dog/cat food (up to 50 lbs), bending, carrying, etc.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Sold Out

Professional Attire and Career Shop

Melodrama Boutique

Houston, TX

Mentorship | Education

Description:
Donate and help collect clothes appropriate for job interviews and daily office wear for college students and young job seekers.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Institute for Careers and Leadership Development
Location:
5306 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77004
Time:
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (-6:00) Central
Capacity:
30 (27 left)
Host(s):
Ashley Davis '02
Contact:
ashleydavis@syrenmusicgroup.com

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 16 years of age or older.
Attire:
Please wear comfortable shoes.
Food & Beverage:
Water and small bites provided.
Parking:
Free and on-site parking available.
Supplies:
Please bring gloves and hangers.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Weather:
If it rains, project will still proceed. Our venue is also a boutique, so we will be able to collect clothing inside.

Shifts

Shift #1 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Set Up + Assistance for Gathering Donated Career Clothes
Shift #2 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Assistance for Gathering Donated Career Clothes, Clean Up/Breakdown
15 people/shift
Volunteer

Please choose Professional Attire and Career Shop from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Provide Basic Necessities to Migrants Living in Encampments

USC Mexico Office

Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX, Mexico

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Collect and sort donated goods (bottled water, breakfast items, clothing, shoes, medicines, hygiene products, etc.) for distribution to some of Mexico City's most vulnerable residents: migants living in encampments. Also, please bring items to donate, select your items here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4EAEAC2DAAFEC61-47808090-necesidades
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Fundación Humano y Libre AC
Location:
Prado Sur 140, Lomas de Chapultepec
Miguel Hidalgo, CDMX 11000
Mexico
Time:
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (-6:00) Mexico
Capacity:
100 (100 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Club of Mexico
Contact:
angela@usc.edu
525521449168

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the donating, collecting and sorting of items. Volunteers distributing items must be 18 years of age or older.
Attire:
Wear comfortable clothing.
Food & Beverage:
Bring your own water bottle and snacks.
Parking:
Ample parking with parquímetro on Prado Sur and Sierra Madre at the meeting spot
Other:
If you can’t bring your donation in person to the event, an earlier date/time can be arranged.
Volunteer

Please choose Provide Basic Necessities to Migrants Living in Encampments from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Sakura Gardens Beautification

Sakura Gardens Senior Living Facility

Los Angeles, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help senior living facility residents weed, trim plants and trees, and water the facility's garden.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Sakura Gardens Senior Living Facility
Location:
325 South Boyle Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
15 (12 left)
Host(s):
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Martin Nguyen '18
Contact:
martin@centre-urban.com

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Wear casual clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.
Supplies:
Garden gloves and shears provided.
Parking:
Available on-site. Please tell the parking attendant you're here for the USC Alumni Day of SCervice project. Meet us at the entrance of the dining hall.
Volunteer

Please choose Sakura Gardens Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

San Jose ELSEE Garden Beautification

Middlebrook Gardens

San Jose, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
The CNGF garden, located at 76 Race Street in midtown San Jose, has been building community for 21 years around regenerative land use practices, food access, and native ecology.
The garden itself contains the local California native plant communities of the Bay Area region and hosts many types of wildlife, including birds, pollinators, and insects.
Volunteers will help staff with a beautification project. Possible projects include: oak woodland propagation, spring weeding, making seed balls, etc.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
California Native Garden Foundation
Location:
76 Race Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
30 (25 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in NorCal
USC APAA Bay Area
Contact:
kevinchuang@alumni.usc.edu
650-336-8901

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers must be 5 years of age or older
Attire:
Wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you are comfortable getting dirty.
Food & Beverage:
Bring refillable water bottles.
Parking:
Parking lot and street parking
Supplies:
Tools will be provided and group will be assigned to staff.
Waiver:
Volunteer waivers will be provided onsite.
Weather:
If it rains, there will be an indoor project available.
Volunteer

Please choose San Jose ELSEE Garden Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Send Free Books to Incarcerated People

Books Through Bars

Philadelphia, PA

Mentorship | Education

Description:
Assist in reading letters from local prisons, choosing books from the site's library based on the requests, and packing the books to be mailed to the prisons.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Books Through Bars - Philadelphia
Location:
4722 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Time:
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (-5:00) Eastern
Capacity:
20 (15 left)
Host(s):
Jennifer Malins '07
Contact:
jennifer1984smith@gmail.com
818-321-4113

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 16 years of age or older.
Attire:
All participants will need to wear a face mask while working in close areas.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Volunteer

Please choose Send Free Books to Incarcerated People from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Sort and Assemble Bags of Produce

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Los Angeles, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Help sort and assemble bags of produce for individuals and families in need.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Location:
1701 East 41st Place
Los Angeles, CA 90058
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
15 (0 left)
Host(s):
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Salerni Collegium Alumni Association
Contact:
valerie.reyna@med.usc.edu
626-506-1304

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
Attire:
Must wear closed-toe shoes (no flip flops, sandals or any shoes exposing your feet). Comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes is recommended. Keck or USC attire is encouraged.
Parking:
Parking is available, but it is limited. No early exit.
Waiver:
All volunteers will accept terms and conditions when they register for the event online. No physical copies of waivers are needed. A separate link to the waiver will be provided to all registrants prior to the event.
Sold Out

Sort and Organize Donated Clothes

Working Wardrobes Donation Center

Irvine, CA

Other

Description:
Sort and organize donated business wear for job seekers overcoming challenges to find gainful employment.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Working Wardrobes
Location:
17392 Daimler Street
Irvine, CA 92626
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (0 left)
Host(s):
USC Marshall Alumni Association of Orange County
Contact:
vgwaiss@gmail.com
949-500-7172
Sold Out

Sort and Pack Bags of Food

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Concord, CA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Check food for quality, sort by category, and box or bag for distribution in the warehouse sorting areas.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
Location:
4010 Nelson Avenue
Concord, CA 94520
Time:
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
40 (13 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in East Bay
Rick Quintana ‘87
Stacey Weinberger ‘80
Contact:
requintana@yahoo.com
925-324-6712

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers aged 16 and older may participate in any volunteer shift. Children between the ages of 11 and 15 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Attire:
Closed-toe shoes are required. Wear comfortable clothing (long pants are recommended but not required). Suggest dressing in layers, since the warehouse does not have heat or A/C.
Physical Ability:
This position requires standing, and some volunteers may need to lift boxes weighing up to 35 lbs.

Shifts

Shift 1:
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Shift 2:
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
20 people/shift.
Volunteer

Please choose Sort and Pack Bags of Food from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Sort and Pack Food and Household Items

San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio, TX

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Sort and/or pack produce, nonperishable foods and household items for distribution.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
San Antonio Food Bank
Location:
5200 Historic Old Highway 90
San Antonio, TX 78227
Time:
1:15 PM - 4:00 PM (-6:00) Central
Capacity:
35 (29left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in San Antonio
Jennifer White '04
Contact:
jennifer.white@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Closed-toe shoes required.
Age:
All ages are welcome, but each volunteer under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Waiver:
All volunteers must also register with the San Antonio Food Bank and complete their waiver 72 hours before the start of the shift.
Volunteer

Please choose Sort and Pack Food and Household Items from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Sort and Pack Food Boxes for People in Need

Capital Area Food Bank

Washington, DC

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Help fight food insecurity by sorting food donations and packing emergency and senior food boxes.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Capital Area Food Bank
Location:
4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (-5:00) Eastern
Capacity:
20 (11 left)
Host(s):
USC Gould Alumni Association of DC
AJ Merton '11
Contact:
714-815-3687

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied and actively supervised by an adult.
Attire:
Wear closed-toed shoes (for safety reasons, open-toed shoes and sandals are prohibited in our distribution centers). Wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting a little dirty. Anything that dangles could be a safety risk, so please plan to keep larger earrings, necklaces or similar items at home or stored in a locker.
Parking:
On-site parking is available.
Waiver:
Required.

Sort and Pack Rescued Product

Atlanta Community Food Bank

Atlanta, GA

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Assist with a variety of tasks, including sorting and packing recently donated food, repackaging produce or grains for families, or boxing non-perishable items for Atlanta-area seniors.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB)
Location:
3400 North Desert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30344
Time:
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (-5:00) Eastern
Capacity:
25 (12 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in Atlanta
Jim Summers '74
Contact:
jpsummers@comcast.net 770-490-6918

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older.
Attire:
Closed-toe and closed-heel shoes are required, with sneakers or work boots recommended. Flip flops, sandals or heeled shoes are not allowed. Please wear comfortable clothing which you do not mind getting a bit rumpled. Some volunteers will be sorting refrigerated product. Please wear long pants and bring a sweatshirt or light jacket with you. In the event you are working elsewhere, we do have lockers for your outerwear.
Waiver:
ACFB has its own volunteer registration system; pre-registration is preferred. Acceptance of ACFB waiver is included at time of registration (either online or in person).
Volunteer

Please choose Sort and Pack Rescued Product from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Sort and Repack Food Boxes for the Homeless

Oregon Food Bank Warehouse

Portland, OR

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Help sort and repack food boxes for the homeless.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
The Oregon Food Bank
Location:
7900 NE 23rd Drive
Portland, OR 97211
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (18 left)
Host(s):
Kathleen Karl '81
Samuel Cheek
Contact:
kathleenp.allenhoward@gmail.com
503-267-8842

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 10 years of age or older.
Attire:
Dress in layers.
Food and Beverage:
Bring a water bottle.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Volunteer

Please choose Sort and Repack Food Boxes for the Homeless from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

South Santa Monica Beach Clean-Up

Santa Monica Beach Tower 26

Santa Monica, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Pick up litter and trash from the beach. All family members welcome!
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
South Santa Monica Beach
Location:
2606 Ocean Front Walk
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
100 (54 left)
Host(s):
Trojan Entertainment Network
USC School of Cinematic Arts
Alumni Real Estate Network
Marshall Alumni - LA Region
Contact:
ten@alumni.usc.edu
323-428-2264

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
All ages welcome!
Parking:
There is a paid parking lot at 2606 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90405.
Supplies:
Trash bags, gloves and grabbers provided. You may also bring your own.
Volunteer

Please choose South Santa Monica Beach Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Spend Time with Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Fundación abrazo Fraterno

Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Healthcare | Hospital

Description:
Serve breakfast, spend time and give presents to children with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Fundación Abrazo Fraterno
Location:
Maestro Palomo 480, Puente Alto
Santiago, Región Metropolitana 000-000
Chile
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (-3:00) Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Georgetown
Capacity:
30 (30 left)
Host(s):
USC Club in Chile
Contact:
mlsepulv.ing@gmail.com
56-94-216-0428
Volunteer

Please choose Spend Time with Children with Intellectual Disabilities from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Beautification

St. John's Epsicopal Cathedral

Los Angeles, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Paint, do light cleaning, organizing and possibly a little gardening to spruce up St. John's.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
St. John's Epsicopal Cathedral
Location:
514 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
25 (25 left)
Host(s):
Heather Kelly '97
Rev. Mel Soriano
Contact:
socaltrojan@me.com

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or giving new color to in the form of paint.
Food and Beverage:
Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Parking:
The parking lot is to the left of the cathedral on Flower Street. Parking is free.
Volunteer

Please choose St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Take Care of Shelter Dogs

Laws for Paws

Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Animal Care

Description:
Walk shelter dogs and assist with washing and brushing them. Help fill food bins and clean kennels. Attend a short talk to learn more about the organization, its mission, and how to get further involved with animal rescue and rehabilitation in Vietnam.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Laws for Paws
Location:
Bùi Đình Tuý, Thảo Điền, Quận 2
Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh 700000
Vietnam
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM (+7:00) Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi
Capacity:
10 (3 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Club of Vietnam
Robert Creighton '16
Contact:
r.l.creighton@gmail.com
Volunteer

Please choose Take Care of Shelter Dogs from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Tamarack State Beach Beach Clean-Up

Tamarack State Beach

Carlsbad, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Pick up litter and trash to keep our beach and coastline clean.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Surfrider San Diego
Location:
3906 Carlsbad Boulevard
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
30 (0 left)
Host(s):
Trojan League of Association of San Diego
Contact:
pbnordsy@aol.com

Volunteer Instructions

Food & Beverage:
Please bring your own water.
Parking:
Park and we will meet on the sand by lifeguard tower 34.
Supplies:
All clean-up supplies will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, trash grabbers and extra trash bags.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Sold Out

Teen Heart Screenings and CPR

Animo Ralph Bunche Charter High School

Los Angeles, CA

Healthcare | Hospital

Description:
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the #1 killer of high school student athletes in the U.S. Heartbeat of Champions Foundation (HOCF) teaches teens how to perform CPR and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). Teens are screened by family history and receive an EKG. SCA screenings can identify teens at risk. The benefit to the community is the more people who are educated to perform CPR, the greater the chance those affected will survive.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Animo Ralph Bunche Charter School (ARB)
Location:
1655 East 27th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90011
Time:
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (12 left)
Host(s):
Ana Mendez '12
Jessica Lazaro-Morales '17 '22
Contact:
ana.mendez@greendot.org
213-514-4352

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Attire:
Dress comfortably (casual pants, shorts, etc.). No sandals please!
Food & Beverage:
Refillable water station available. Please bring any reusable bottle and snacks.
Parking:
Parking is available on street or in staff parking lot.

Shifts

Shift #1 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Set Up, Screening Support
Shift #2 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM- Screening Support, Clean Up
10 people/shift
Volunteer

Please choose Teen Heart Screenings and CPR from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Urban Rooftop Garden Beautification

Le Jardin Partagé du 5ème arrondissement

Paris, France

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help prepare this urban garden's collective plots for the springtime planting later this month.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Les Jardiniers de 5ème
Location:
17 rue Saint Médard
Paris 75005
France
Time:
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (-12:00) International Date Line
Capacity:
18 (16 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Club of Paris
Contact:
leslienelsoncressy@gmail.com
33660113403

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Please wear outdoor clothing that can get dirty. Supplies
Volunteer

Please choose Urban Rooftop Garden Beautification from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

VALOR Monument Clean-Up

Lake Street Park

Los Angeles, CA

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help clean and polish the VALOR Monument, which honors Filipino WWII veterans. Volunteers will also clean and beautify the nearby park areas.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
SIPA
Location:
227 North Lake Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
20 (20 left)
Host(s):
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
Contact:
kimmy@sipacares.org

Volunteer Instructions

Attire:
Closed-toed shoes and clothes that supports physical work is encouraged (t-shirt, sweats, jeans, leggings, etc.).
Parking:
Only street parking is available.
Supplies:
All cleaning supplies and park clean-up supplies will be provided.
Weather:
In the event of heavy rain, the event will need to be rescheduled.
Volunteer

Please choose VALOR Monument Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Volunteer to Support Alzheimer’s Research

Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute

San Diego, CA

Healthcare | Hospital

Description:
Help out at a community event in support of the AlzMatch Study, which tests whether a single blood test can help speed clinical trial enrollment by identifying people most likely to have amyloid in the brain.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute & Sharp Mesa Vista
Location:
9860 Mesa Rim Road
San Diego, CA 92121
Time:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
90 (78 left)
Host(s):
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Shelley Moore '90
Contact:
shelleym@usc.edu
858-616-7557

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 18 years of age or older. Anyone 16-18 years may volunteer if waiver signed in advance by guardian/parent. Please contact us if you need to bring minor children.
Attire:
Wear layers and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen and hat in case you are outside.
Parking:
Reserved for volunteers.

Shifts

Shift 1:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Full shift
Shift 2:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Half shift
Shift 3:
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Half shift
30 people/shift.
Please select a time that suits you best; there's no requirement to remain for the entire duration.
Volunteer

Please choose Volunteer to Support Alzheimer’s Research from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Waimanalo Bay Beach Clean-Up

Waimanalo Bay Beach Park

Waimanalo, HI

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Pick up plastics, paper, metals and other debris from the beach.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
Sustainable Coastline
Location:
41-043 Aloiloi Street
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (-10:00) Hawaii
Capacity:
20 (3 left)
Host(s):
Rebecca Branham '13
USC Asia Pacific Alumni Hawaii Chapter
Contact:
rbranham@blgroupinc.com
808-397-8275

Volunteer Instructions

Supplies:
Bring water, plastic bags, tools for picking up litter and trash, gloves (if needed) and sunblock lotion.
Volunteer

Please choose Waimanalo Bay Beach Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Walk and Distribute Necessities

ImpactHK

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hunger | Homelessness

Description:
Join us for a two-hour Kindness Walk through the Yau Tsim Mong and Sham Shui Po districts to distribute food and necessities to the homeless.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
ImpactHK
Location:
5A, Splendid Centre, 100 Larch StreetTai Kok Tsui, Kowloon
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Time:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (+8:00) Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, Singapore
Capacity:
60 (59 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni Club of Hong Kong
Contact:
emily.chan@alumni.usc.edu.hk
scervice@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Must be 6 years of age or older. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteer

Please choose Walk and Distribute Necessities from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Walking Path Litter Removal

Rogue Brewer's on the Bay

Newport, OR

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Remove litter from a stretch of walking path in south Newport.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
City of Newport
Location:
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
30 (28 left)
Host(s):
Helen Beaman '13
Contact:
beamanh@careoregon.org
Volunteer

Please choose Walking Path Litter Removal from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

White Rock Lake Clean-Up

White Rock Lake

Dallas, TX

Beautification | Gardening

Description:
Help collect litter throughout White Rock Lake Park and along the shoreline.
Type:
In-Person Outdoor
Organization:
For the Love of the Lake
Location:
521 East Lawther Drive
Dallas, TX 75218
Time:
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (-6:00) Central
Capacity:
50 (40 left)
Host(s):
USC Alumni in Dallas
Contact:
davidfine@alumni.usc.edu
310-567-1747

Volunteer Instructions

Age:
Volunteers under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
Attire:
Wear closed-toe shoes to prevent cuts and scratches.
Physical Ability/Activity:
Walking and picking up garbage with a garbage grabber.
Supplies:
Garbage grabber, gloves, and trash bags will be provided.
Waiver:
Sign on-site.
Weather:
This event will happen rain or shine. We're Texans, we can handle a little rain.
Volunteer

Please choose White Rock Lake Clean-Up from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Write Welcome Notes to Incoming USC Pharmacy Students

USC School of Pharmacy

Los Angeles, CA

Mentorship | Education

Description:
Help welcome new students to the USC Mann School of Pharmacy with words of congratulations, encouragement and career advice.
Type:
In-Person Indoor
Organization:
Pharmacy Graduate Alliance
Location:
1985 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (-8:00) Pacific
Capacity:
40 (33 left)
Host(s):
Jessica Lin '13
USC Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Contact:
linjsusc@gmail.com

Volunteer Instructions

Supplies:
Provided on-site.
Volunteer

Please choose Write Welcome Notes to Incoming USC Pharmacy Students from the list of projects on the registration page.

If the project you wish to volunteer for does not appear, the project has reached capacity. If you can no longer attend, please make sure to cancel your registration.

Sorry, there are no matching projects.

Getting Started

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can become a host?

All degreed alumni who agree to uphold Trojan Family values and the university’s code of conduct are eligible to host a Day of SCervice project. To host a project, submit the 2024 Alumni Day of SCervice Project Submission Form by January 31, 2024.

I want to host a project but am not sure how to start?

If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to our office. You can also begin contacting your local community groups for ideas and assistance, or to organizations like these 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 examples of past projects?

Animal Care: Pasadena Humane Society
Art & Crafts: “Fight On” Beads
Beautification and Gardening: Community Clean-Up*
Construction: Battleship IOWA Museum Los Angeles
Healthcare and Hospital: Cards for Hospitalized Kids
Hunger and Homelessness: Regional Food Bank, Feed My Starving Children
Mentorship and Education: Young Business Alliance*
Outreach to Older Adults: Bingo at Sakura Gardens
Youth Outreach: Fannie C. Harris Youth Center*
Other: Clothing Drives

What are my key responsibilities as a host?

Below is a short checklist of tasks before, during and after the project to ensure you have an enjoyable, meaningful and stress-free experience.

Before the Project:

  • Attend a one-hour mandatory Day of SCervice Host Informational Session: register here.
  • Submit all project details to the USC Alumni Association (USCAA) regional team by the January 31, 2024, using the 2024 Alumni Day of SCervice Project Submission Form.
  • Notify the USCAA if you need a co-host for support and back-up (recommended)
  • Serve as the contact person for the USCAA, the organization and the participants
  • Email participants with all event details prior to the Day of SCervice
  • Promote events on regional Facebook group pages and within the FightOnline Community for your region (marketing assets will be provided as needed)
  • Join the FightOnline Alumni Volunteer Leaders Community to interact with other alumni volunteers and to share best practices and tips

During the Project:

  • Be present at the event.
  • Arrive early—if needed, set up the site with decor and signage
  • Greet, sign in guests and distribute the Alumni Day of SCervice commemorative gift to participants
  • Capture photos/videos and share on social media, tagging @usclaumni and using #uscalumni100 #fighton #usctrojans or other popular USC hashtags. Photo tips:
    • Capture faces in good lighting
    • Get lively group shots
    • Show off multi-generational families

After the Project (within 48 hours):

  • Share sign-in list with the USCAA
  • Share photos, videos or other content with the USCAA
  • Share feedback and comments

How do I publicize my Day of SCervice project to USC alumni in my area?

Here are a few ways to promote your project to local Trojans:

  • Post project details on Facebook on your area’s designated USCAA Regional Alumni Groups
  • Post project details in the designated FightOnline Community for your region.
  • Promote the project in your personal/local network (email, text, post on LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)
  • Co-promote with the organization

USCAA will:

  • List projects on the USCAA Event Calendar with regional registration links
  • Email all alumni in your area (for whom we have email addresses)
  • Provide marketing collateral, assets and social media graphics

What other resources does the USCAA provide for Day of SCervice hosts?

USCAA will:

  • Provide host training and a detailed timeline
  • Provide a USC Host Box which includes name tags, check in list, markers, signage and the Alumni Day of SCervice commemorative gift.
  • Provide an e-registration list 5 days prior to the Day of SCervice

What is the deadline for host to submit an Alumni Day of SCervice Project?

The project form must be submitted by January 31, 2024 @ 11:59 pm (pacific time)

What is our cancellation/illness policy?

Please notify USCAA about cancellations/illnesses as soon as possible and when possible no less than 48 hours prior to the Alumni Day of SCervice so that we can notify participants or, if possible, designate another alumni host.

Please note: Your participant capacity must be based on the venue or the organization’s needs. For any and all questions, please email Lei Wat.

Fight On!

2023 Photos

USC Day of SCervice 2023