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Friends & Neighbors Day

Registration opens 3-4 weeks before each event date! Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about upcoming events and other service opportunities!

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

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

Upcoming Dates in 2023-2024

Fall Dates

August 19

September 16

October 14

November 11

Spring Dates

January 27

February 24

March 23

April None


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 Group Request Form. This form will reopen or add more slots every month before each FND. 

After you register your RSO/Dept 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 sent via email and 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 members of your group are reported to our staff for behavior towards 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 individuals may 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.