The Volunteer Center

As part of Campus Activities, the Volunteer Center is dedicated to promoting service within USC, the greater Los Angeles area, and the global community as a whole. The Volunteer Center’s programs are student-run and student-led.

Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Break (AB) program offers exciting opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to get involved with communities outside of USC during Winter and Spring Break. Our student coordinators plan and lead alternative break trips both domestic and abroad.

COVID UPDATE: Due to our concern for the safety and security of students and community members during this pandemic, in-person trips will be cancelled. Instead, this year the Volunteer Center is planning a Virtual Alternative Spring Break Conference to continue to address important social justice issues. More details will be added in the coming weeks!

For additional questions regarding the Alternative Break program contact

Friends & Neighbors Day

2016-08-20 LA's Promise Fund 6The Friends and Neighbors Day (FND) program organizes various days for students to serve in the community as a Trojan Family. FND introduces students to local service organizations throughout Los Angeles.  Service Projects are accomplished in a few hours by groups of 10-50 students working together.

Friends & Neighbors Day collaborates with Residential Education and Recognized Student Organizations to introduce more students to this long-standing service tradition. Every year, we send over 500 students, faculty, staff, and alumni to over 40 organizations around the city to serve with fellow Trojans and together make a positive impact in the community.

COVID UPDATE: This semester Friends & Neighbors Day goes virtual! Due to our concern for the safety and security of students and community members during this pandemic, in-person volunteer opportunities will be postponed. Friends & Neighbors Day and other service opportunities that we will promote through our newsletter will be virtual so that Trojans may participate no matter what part of the world they find themselves in.

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Volunteer Center
Steven Kathryn Sample Hall (SKS) 410
(213) 740-5693

*Please note, the Volunteer Center staff is currently working from home so email is the best contact method*
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