Rutgers in the Community

Explore the following resources to learn more about how Rutgers is building stronger relationships with its surrounding communities and beyond, and how you can help.

(New Brunswick) Office of Community Affairs
(Newark) Office of University-Community Partnerships
(Camden) Office of Civic Engagement

Featured Programs

COVID-19 Test Kit Assembly (Piscataway, NJ)
Volunteers needed to help meet the continuous demand for testing materials at testing locations across Rutgers, volunteers are needed to assemble individual, ready-to-use test kits at Rutgers Environmental Health and Safety on an ongoing basis. Watch time-lapse video of volunteers at work. Sign up here to volunteer today!

Rutgers Student Food Pantry
Run A Drive or Be an Ambassador to help students that are food insecure.

Hire RU – Building Bridges of Opportunity
Share meaningful professional and volunteer opportunities for Rutgers students and alumni.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Medical & Essential Supplies Donations
Donate personal protective equipment and essential supplies.

Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology Volunteer Mental Health Professionals
If you are a licensed mental health professional, you can volunteer to support the community by providing phone consultations or brief therapy using a HIPAA-compliant telepsychology platform.

New Start Career Network
Provide career counseling for New Jersey’s long-term unemployed job seekers.

NJ SNAP-Ed
Assist with providing nutrition education to low-income communities.

Rutgers Gardens

Become a tour docent, an office assistant, a garden steward, and more.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Volunteer as a receptionist or event staff at this nonprofit, community-focused art gallery that emphasizes education, outreach, and visual arts exhibitions.

Zimmerli Art Museum
Become a docent, assist with planning membership events, or assist with administrative duties.

Going the Extra Mile

Get active and support Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey during the month of October. Information for October 2021 will be released during the summer.

The Big Chill Virtual 5K
Participate in the 2021 Big Chill 5K to support selected charities. Additional information to follow in the fall!