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 Against Hunger (RAH) is a university-wide initiative working to address the issues of hunger across the state of New Jersey. By bringing together the resources of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, RAH works to increase awareness of hunger, encourage advocacy and service to tackle hunger, stimulate research to assist those in need, and provide immediate relief through food drives and other events.

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

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

The Big Chill 5K
The Rutgers Big Chill 5k is a charitable event that has served the Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ community since 2003. The annual event takes place in December.

Rutgers Environmental Stewards
Do you care about the environment? Train to become an environmental steward and help make a difference in environmental issues affecting New Jersey, and work to solve local, and community problems.

Scarlet Paws Animal Rescue Network
The Scarlet Paws Animal Welfare Network welcomes volunteers to help in their mission of caring for cats and kittens found on the New Brunswick campus.

Rutgers Office of the New Jersey State Climatologists
Sign up to be a weather observer and measure precipitation across the nation.

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.

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