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Friends & Neighbors Day

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The Friends & Neighbors Day (FND) program was born after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots as a way to connect student volunteers with local service organizations in meaningful ways. It has since become one of our most popular community service programs. During FND, students are introduced to incredible volunteer opportunities at various nonprofits throughout the Los Angeles area. Our goal is to inspire students, staff, and alumni to continue their passion for community service during their time here at USC and beyond. Participate in an event to make an impact in your surrounding community. We will also share events on our newsletter and the volunteer opportunities calendar below to connect nonprofits and Trojan volunteers.

FND Includes

  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • free transportation from USC to site
  • group service projects guided by volunteer leaders
  • free t-shirts (while supplies last)

Upcoming Dates

Fall Dates

August 27

September 24

October 22

November Trojans Serve

Spring Dates

January 21

February 11

March 4

April 1


Register for Friends & Neighbors Day

USC students can make an impact through Friends & Neighbors Day service projects at organizations throughout the surrounding Los Angeles community and beyond. We hope that you have a great time at FND!

Join FND Leadership Council

Getting more involved in Friends and Neighbors Day through these two great leadership opportunities is a wonderful way to connect to our local community, develop your leadership skills, and gain valuable service experience!

RSO/Department Opportunities

Looking for a service opportunity for your group or department? Recognized Student Organizations and USC departments/offices can request to volunteer together to bond and give back in our Friends and Neighbors Day events!. Submit a request for your RSO to participate this upcoming Friends & Neighbors Day through our Spring Group Request Form. If space is available, we will assign you to one of the sites you’ve indicated that has the capacity for your group, and email you with details. Once approved, your members can register by clicking on the registration link above and selecting your group’s volunteer site. Registration for all volunteers is on a first come, first serve basis so make sure your members register as soon as we assign you a site!

*Please note: If multiple members of your RSO are reported as being disrespectful to their Team Leader, other volunteers, community partners and/or any other person(s) while participating at FND, your RSO may be unable to attend future Volunteer Center events as you are not displaying the values and expectations of the Volunteer Center and the university. Depending on the severity of their actions, these members will be Referred to the Office of Community Expectations.*

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event in person may contact Judy Sandoval at or (213) 740-4662. It is requested that individuals requiring accommodations or auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify us at least 5 days prior to the event.  Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.