USC students can make an impact through Friends & Neighbors Day service projects at organizations throughout Los Angeles and beyond. FND gives students an opportunity to give back and to meet fellow students or community members with similar interests. Register to volunteer virtually on our upcoming Friends & Neighbors Day by clicking the button below.
Registration for a specific project may close a few days before that FND date to give our staff time to assign volunteers to project sites. Read the project descriptions for our next FND below. Please Note: Descriptions may be updated throughout the month as we prepare for FND!
Friends & Neighbors Days Virtual Project Descriptions
April 2021 (Last FND of the Semester!!!)
Youth and Education
- KEEN – Saturday, April 17 (11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Pacific Time)
With KEEN, volunteers will work with some great kids and young adults with disabilities. Volunteers don’t need any prior experience working with disabled individuals or with tennis – KEEN provides training to its “coaches” prior to each session. You will participate in a virtual Tennis class led by Acing Autism plus have some one-on-one time with a Keen athlete.
Hunger / Homelessness
- Safe Place for Youth – Friday, April 23 (11:00am Pacific Time)
Volunteers will be trained advocacy research and helping them collect information on local neighborhood council positions on homelessness and urban development. After the training, volunteers will attend a neighborhood council meeting on their own time, take notes on attitudes towards homelessness, and send a summary of their experience back to Safe Place for Youth.
- The Phoenix – Saturday, April 17 (12:30pm Pacific Time)
The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. In this service project, volunteers will learn about opportunities the Phoenix has, and then will participate in a virtual volunteering opportunity! Volunteers will be doing outreach to different community organizations and clinics to update the Phoenix’s databases.
Student Group Policy
Looking for a service opportunity for your student group? Recognized Student Organizations can request to be a part of our upcoming Friends and Neighbors Day event! Group members can volunteer together on a service project on a first come, first serve basis. Submit a request for your RSO to participate this upcoming Friends & Neighbors Day through our Group Request Form for this month. 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 the red button above to be assigned to your group’s volunteer site.
Note: We will update this information with project summaries for our upcoming Friends & Neighbors Day throughout the month before each event!