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Volunteer Recruitment

Looking to recruit Northeastern volunteers?  You've come to the right place to find out more about our programs and how you can become a partner!

Volunteer Fairs
Come recruit Northeastern student volunteers! 
Volunteer Fairs in September and January provide the Northeastern University Community with the opportunity to meet representatives from both on- and off-campus organizations to learn about how they can engage in service within our surrounding neighborhoods.
How to Participate: Contact Anna Sylvester (

Alternative Spring Break
Commitment: one week
Students spend spring break in meaningful service projects across the United States and the globe, learning about new communities while serving alongside faculty, staff, and peers to help meet community needs.  
How to Partner: Contact Anna Sylvester (

The Civic Engagement Program
Commitment: one year
Northeastern aims to redefine scholarship by ensuring that full-tuition scholarship students not only excel academically, but through the CEP have the opportunity to grow as civic-minded individuals who give back through service to our local and global communities.  Ideal partners for first-year CEP students will be able to host at least 5 students. Applications are accepted throughout the summer on a rolling basis until all partnerships are filled.
How to Partner: Contact Hilary Sullivan ( or complete the Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Program Request for Partnership (RFP).  

Community-Based Work-Study
Commitment: one semester
Northeastern University students who qualify for the Federal Work-Study Program as part of their financial aid have the opportunity to earn their work-study funds by volunteering with local community-based organizations and/or service-focused student organizations providing volunteer services to off-campus communities. 
How to Partner: Contact Anna Sylvester (

Husky Volunteer Team
Commitment: one semester
HVT enables students, faculty and staff, in teams of 3-10 people, to engage in ongoing weekly service projects with local nonprofit organizations for 2-4 hours per week over the course of a semester. 
How to Partner: Contact

Commitment: one day
The program offers first-year students the opportunity to explore their new neighborhoods through education, service, and reflection activities in the week before the fall academic term begins.  This is a great opportunity for organizations with one-time service opportunities that could be completed by groups of students in late August. 
How to Partner: Contact Hilary Sullivan (

Service Days
Commitment: one day
NU Service Day, MLK Day of Service & Leadership, Honors Outreach Project, the CEP Spring Service Day and other one-day programs in the fall and spring provide students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members the opportunity to come together to assist area nonprofits with critical projects.  
How to Partner: Request a Site Proposal Form from Anna Sylvester (

Commitment: one semester
Service-Learning facilitates and supports partnerships between faculty-led academic courses and community-based organizations.  Students spend the semester learning about and applying course content through service experiences that address community needs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis prior to the start of the fall and spring semesters until all partnerships are filled. 
How to Partner: Contact Becca Berkey ( or complete the Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Program Request for Partnership (RFP).  

For more information about any of our programs, please contact:
617-373-5809 /

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