Friends & Neighbors Day


The Friends & Neighbors Day program (FND) is one of our most popular community service programs. This program was born after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots as a way to connect student volunteers with local service organizations in meaningful ways. 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 hope that you have a great time at FND!

COVID UPDATE: Due to concern for the safety and security of students and community members during this pandemic, volunteer opportunities will be virtual during the semester. Also, we have added more dates for Friends & Neighbors Day virtual volunteering events to support more nonprofits and so more Trojans may participate no matter what part of the world they find themselves in.

Fall Virtual Dates

  • August FND Week
    • Saturday, August 15
    • Tuesday, August 18
    • Wednesday, August 19
  • September FND Week
    • Saturday, September 12
    • Tuesday, September 15
    • Wednesday, September 16
  • October FND Week
    • Saturday, October 17
    • Tuesday, October 20
    • Wednesday, October 21
  • November FND Week
    • Saturday, November 7
    • Wednesday, November 11

Spring Virtual Dates

  • January FND Week
    • Monday, January 18 (MLK Day)
    • Saturday, January 23
  • February FND Week
    • Saturday, February 13
  • March FND Week
    • Saturday, March 13
  • April FND Week
    • Saturday, April 17



Sample Protocol

After registering and listing their top preferences, volunteers receive a confirmation email 2-5 days before FND with details about their placement, instructions, and webinar link/time if applicable. Times vary for different projects so please read your confirmation email. 

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