Register for Friends & Neighbors Day


Volunteers repainting classrooms at 93rd St. School


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 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!

Registration will close on Friday January 22, 2021!Registration Link

Friends & Neighbors Days Virtual Project Descriptions
January 2021


Youth & Education

  • Jumpstart Saturday, January 23 (10:30 am-1:00pm PST)
    Bring the joy of reading to the kids while everyone is staying safe at home – in a small team, volunteers will create a virtual read-along video. After you sign up for this activity, your will receive an email with more details and tips. You will get to meet your team at the meeting on Saturday and get the information you need to successfully complete your project!

Hunger / Homelessness

  • Hunger Free America Monday, January 18, 2021 (11:30am-2:30pm PST or 2:00pm-5:00pm PST)
    Hunger Free America would like to engage as many national nonprofit organization as possible to make a platform to share the work they are doing and inform the community on crucial interlinkages between food justice and social justice. Students can choose from one of the two workshops listed below:

    • Food Justice is Health Justice – Monday, January 18, 2021 (11:30am-2:30pm PST)
      By the end of the workshop, the audience will be able to: Describe the correlation between health inequity and poor health outcomes; Understand ways to achieve health equity and create positive change; and, understand the role the community plays in working toward and achieving healthy equity.
      The workshop will be followed by a virtual social media content creation project. Volunteers will have 1 hours to create social media content using,, or another free online tool to promote learning opportunities and/or soliciting donations for Empowering the Masses to support their work.
    • Food Justice is Racial Justice – Monday, January 18, 2021 (2:00pm-5:00pm PST)
      This workshop, co-hosted by Ilana Ascher of Repair the World, will discuss systemic racial discrimination throughout history and today that has led to BIPOC being the most vulnerable populations to face food insecurity in our country today and what work needs to be done.
      The second half of this event will be devoted to a virtual service activity; Hunger Free America’s Phone Banking for Child Nutrition. Volunteers will participate in phone banking to provide information and increase awareness in communities in NYC about vital nutrition benefits that could help families and individuals, such as pandemic-EBT, SNAP, and WIC.



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. 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!