Student Volunteering

Student Affairs offers many opportunities to volunteer and give back to the community. Most opportunities are near or on campus and vary in time commitment. In addition to the opportunities listed below, you may visit to find an organization to join or volunteer through. For more information contact Karen Ardizzone, Associate Director Involvement and Community Service at

Making an Impact

Over the years, Rutgers students have volunteered and made an impact in various communities. Below are samples of past and ongoing Student Affairs programs in which Rutgers students have given back to their communities.

Rutgers Students Make a Difference during Scarlet Day of Service

NSO Snack Pack Program

Rutgers Alternative Breaks - "Knights go Sky High"

Good neighbor event Good Neighbor Welcome

Scarlet day of service volunteers Scarlet Day of Service

food pantry volunteers Student Food Pantry

RUDM on stageDance Marathon (RUDM)

CLAC MuralCLAC Community Art Project Mural Painting

Alternative Breaks group photo Alternative Breaks

RUDMDance Marathon (RUDM)

student paintingCLAC Community Art Project Mural Painting

Alt breaksAlternative Breaks

Volunteering Opportunities

Cultural Centers Staff

Cultural Centers

Our cultural centers are committed to supporting the needs of Rutgers’ campus communities by creating a welcoming and holistic learning environment for all members of the community, inclusive of all identities and allies. There are many cultural organizations to join at Rutgers, and may be found at

View Cultural Center Collaborative website

Food pantry staff

Food Pantry

Looking for a way to volunteer with the Rutgers Student Food Pantry? We need Social Media Ambassadors who have a network of Scarlet Knights with whom they can share information about the Rutgers Student Food Pantry and the services we offer to the Rutgers University- New Brunswick community.

View Student Food Pantry webpage


Healthy Dining Team

The healthy dining team educates the college population about nutrition and provides them necessary tools to adopt healthy eating habits while dining on campus.

View Health Dining Team webpage

NSO staff

Move-In Team

Move-In Team volunteers welcome students to campus, promote school spirit, and assist with moving belongings. The team is comprised of individual student volunteers and volunteers from a variety of clubs, fraternities, and sororities.

View Move-In Team webpage

NRHH students

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

NRHH is an on-campus honor society dedicated to recognizing those individuals and entities who work to improve the residence halls, campus, and community.

View NRHH website

Off-Campus Staff

Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships

Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is the central resource for students and helps to prepare students for life off-campus by assisting them with their housing search, including educational workshops focused on legal issues, safety, security, and respect.

View Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships website

RCSA Staff

Rutgers Commuter Student Association (RCSA)

RCSA is an inclusive volunteer student organization whose primary role is to serve commuter students’ needs and interests while building a community on campus.

View RCSA website 

Rutgers University Dance Marathon

Rutgers University Dance Marathon (RUDM)

RUDM is the largest, student-run philanthropic event in New Jersey. RUDM’s mission is to provide emotional and financial support for children who are a part of Embrace Kids Foundation.

View RUDM website

Bed races

Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA)

RUPA is the university-wide student programming council that serves the entire Rutgers community, including concerts and comedy shows with internationally known artists, the Annual Homecoming Charity Bed Races, entertaining lectures and performances, art projects, and more.

View RUPA website 

Scream Theater cast

SCREAM Theater

SCREAM Theater and SCREAM Athletes are peer educational, interactive theater programs that provide information about interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating violence, same-sex violence, stalking, bullying, and peer harassment.

View SCREAM Theater webpage