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

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.

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

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
Whether you are interested in youth development, horticulture, urban forestry, environmental protection, green infrastructure, marine ecology, food and nutrition, or food preservation, there is an opportunity for you.

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.

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

Be a VPVA Advocate
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) in the Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers – New Brunswick recruits members of the Rutgers community to serve as Confidential Crisis Response Advocates. After completing the required training, volunteers will provide services and support to victims and survivors of domestic/dating and sexual violence.

Rutgers Against Hunger (RAH)
For more information on how to become involved with RAH, please contact