Want to lend a hand? Or two? We’re happy to have you on board! You can search for open service projects by region. Then, select the project you’d like to work on and register for the event. The project organizer will be in touch with further details.

The Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service is Saturday, May 5, and the majority of service projects will take place on that day. Some events are held on alternate dates to accommodate project needs, which will be noted in the project listing. 

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More projects will be added as they are planned!

Dartmouth Club of Alaska
Anchorage Citywide Creek Cleanup

Join fellow Dartmouth alumni and friends to collect trash on the Chester Creek Trail in Goose Lake Park. We’ll meet in the Goose Lake parking lot. Trash bags and some snacks will be provided. Please bring heavy gloves, a water bottle, closed-toe shoes or boots, and dress for the weather. Children are welcome. Please wear Dartmouth clothing if you have it! 

Project Information:
Goose Lake Park
2811 UAA Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
9–11 a.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Los Angeles (DCLA), Dartmouth Uniformed Service Alumni (DUSA), and Dartmouth Alumni in Entertainment & Media (DAEMA)
Honor Our Nation's Heroes at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center

Join DCLA, DUSA, and DAEMA for bingo, bedside visits, and thank you card making at the West Los Angeles VA Medical as we honor our veterans! Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with veterans, team up with veterans as they target the coveted bingo, distribute prizes to the winners, play the role of bingo caller, help serve refreshments, conduct bedside visits with veterans while distributing hats and other items, and create thank you cards for our veterans to show our appreciation for their service. Alumni, partners, friends, and children ages 10 and up are welcome to join. Wear Dartmouth gear or green for our group photo! Food and drink will be served. Free parking is available onsite.

Project Information:
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd, Bldg. 215, Los Angeles, CA 90073
9:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 

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Dartmouth Club of Greater San Francisco
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department

Meet at the "Hellman Hollow" sign on JFK Drive to help restore and maintain "Dartmouth Hill" in Golden Gate Park. Be sure to wear gardening clothes and gloves! Parking is available and children are welcome.

Project Information:
751-851 John F Kennedy Dr, San Francisco, CA 94121
10 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley
Second Harvest Food Bank

Help at one of the largest food banks in the US! Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties provides food to nearly a quarter million people each month. More than half the food is healthy and nutritious fresh produce! Food sorting usually involves quite a bit of lifting and bending. There are also options for box assembly and sometimes can labeling. Children must be at least 14 years of age and accompanied by a parent. Casual and comfortable clothes are fine, but no shorts or tank tops are allowed. Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. 

Project Information:
Second Harvest Food Bank
4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA
9 a.m.–12 p.m.

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Dartmouth Association of the Rocky Mountains
Boulder Creek Cleanup

Join fellow Dartmouth alumni for a morning of fun and service on Saturday, May 5. We'll be partnering with Rocky Mountain Anglers and the city of Boulder to clean up Boulder Creek! Bring your friends and family for the clean-up and then stay for a BBQ in the backyard at RMA. Bring shoes/clothes that you won't mind getting a little dirty. Children are welcome!

Project Information:
Boulder Creek
1904 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
10 a.m.–noon

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Special Olympics Colorado
Help set up for the Special Olympics fundraising event on May 5. We’ll be indoors, and have capacity for up to 20 volunteers. Children ages 8 and up are welcome.

Project Information:
8199 Southpark Ct. Littleton, CO 80120
1–4 p.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Hartford
Plant-a-Row for the Hungry

Assist with whatever work is needed to get the grounds ready to be planted with vegetables that will be tended through the season and that, once harvested, will be donated to local shelters. Children are welcome.

Project Information:
Plant-a-Row for the Hungry
Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
8:45 a.m.–noon

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Dartmouth Club of Eastern Fairfield County
Mercy Learning Center

For our club’s service project, we will be helping out Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport by assembling food bags filled with essential items from their wish list. Join us from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the home of Suzy Nachman Mercado '86, P'15, P'19 and Dave Mercado P'15, P'19 in Fairfield. Children under 18 are welcome. We will have a short presentation about the organization which provides basic literacy and life skills training to low-income women. In addition, if you would like to have a tour of their facility, that will be possible when we deliver the assembled bags on Monday (May 7). RSVP by May 1 to Suzy at mercman@optonline.net for either the Saturday bag assembly and/or the Monday facility tour. If you are unable to join us on Saturday, but would still like to help, you can bring donations to Mercy Learning Center anytime M-F, 9-5 (see their wish list online at http://www.mercylearningcenter.org/wish-list/) or drop them off at Suzy's house.

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Dartmouth Club of South Florida
Beach Cleanup

We invite you to join the Dartmouth Club of South Florida by volunteering during the Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, May 5. This year, we are helping to clean up a beach in Bill Baggs State Park. The Club encourages attendees to bring a brown bag lunch and beach attire for time together following the cleanup. We will be able to tour the lighthouse at 1 p.m. for those who want to spend time at the Park following the service event. Family, friends and children under 18 are welcome. Volunteers should bring gloves, sunscreen/hats, closed-toe shoes, and a brown-bag lunch. Bill Baggs will provide garbage bags and pickers. We will clean from 9-11:30, eat lunch at noon, and take the lighthouse tour at 1pm.

Project Information:
Bill Baggs State Park
1200 South Crandon Boulevard, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
9–11:30 a.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Georgia
Atlanta Community Food Bank

We will gather at the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Product Rescue Center to inspect, sort, and package donated food items that will be distributed to individuals and families in need. We have space for 15 volunteers, ages 8 and up.

Project Information:
Atlanta Community Food Bank Product Rescue Center
732 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
1–4 p.m.

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Women of Dartmouth Chicago
Cradles to Crayons

Volunteers will do whatever is helpful to assist this fantastic organization provide essential items to over 197,000 children in Chicago who are in need of these basic items to thrive. This project is limited to the first 25 volunteers to register. Children (preferably over age 5) are welcome. Please free to bring a child or spouse or friend to help out! It’s a very social and relaxing time, and we had such fun meeting alums from different classes the last time we did this! 

Project information:
Cradles to Crayons
4141 W. George Street, Chicago, IL 60641
10 a.m.–noon

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Dartmouth Alumni Club of Maryland
Believe In Tomorrow Children's House at Johns Hopkins

Make cookies for families with critically ill children who stay at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Children are welcome.

Questions? Contact Emily Zhou Tu’16 at yang.emilyzhou@gmail.com.

Project Information:
Believe In Tomorrow Children's House at Johns Hopkins
1915 McElderry Street Baltimore, MD 21205
1–3 p.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Greater Boston
Room to Grow

Join fellow alums for a volunteer event at Room to Grow. Volunteers will sort and inventory clothing, toys, bedding, and book donations from the community and assist in displaying them in Room to Grow's baby boutique. Volunteers must be age 13 and over. 

Project Information:
Room to Grow
142 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA
10 a.m.– noon

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Dartmouth Club of Pioneer Valley
Whole Children
*Please note this event takes place May 20*

For our 3rd Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service the Dartmouth Club of Pioneer Valley will be helping Whole Children, a Hadley-based non-profit co-founded in 2004 by Mary Cleary Kiely '79. Whole Children provides recreational, social, and enrichment programs for children and teens of all abilities, designed especially for those with special needs.

Please join other DCPV alums, their families, and friends in volunteering at Whole Children’s most important annual fund-raiser, their 4th Wild Goose Chase, an inclusive family fun day at Look Park in Florence. The park will hoppin’ with a 5K run, a bunch of kids’ races, horse drawn wagon rides, food trucks, a carnival tent with face painting and games, and Whole Children's band! We’ll be working to help sign in volunteers, as race course monitors, game organizers, and more. Want to run and perhaps fundraise for Whole Chldren? Absolutely! Kids 12+ are encouraged to join us. 
Volunteers meet at 9AM on May 20th at Look Park with members of the Whole Children staff to receive assignments and get questions answered. For any details between now and then, please contact Peter Dupret ’65 at pdupret@live.fr.

Project Information:
Whole Children
Look Park 300 North Main Street, Florence MA
10 a.m.–2 p.m.

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Dartmouth Club of the Midwest
The Food Group

This event is on Thursday, May 3.

Help sort donations and pack food in the Food Group’s warehouse. Participants must be in the 6th grade or older.

Project Information:
The Food Group
8501 54th Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55428
6–7:30 p.m.

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Dartmouth Club of St. Louis
St. Louis City Park
*Please note this event takes place May 19*

We will partner with One Drop for Life Inc. and City Park Department on May 19 help plant flowers along Market Street and Tucker Boulevard. This is our chance to show St. Louis pride and be part of this year’s efforts to make downtown St. Louis a more beautiful and vibrant destination for our kids and families! Flowers, plants, gloves and all tools will be provided at the site, and children are welcome.

Project Information:
City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103
8:30 a.m.–noon

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Arm in Arm

Join fellow alumni and friends to inventory and stock food items for food pantry shelves as well as decorate and fill snack/lunch bags for homebound residents. Additionally, we ask that volunteers please bring along a small grocery bag with food or personal care products for the pantry. Collectively, we will weigh and sort our donation. Suggested donations include: canned low-fructose fruit, canned tuna, salmon, chicken or chili, canned low-sodium vegetables, dried beans, rice, canned potatoes, pasta, hot or cold cereal, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, mac and cheese, olive or canola oil (plastic containers), herbs and spices (plastic containers) honey (plastic containers). Please do NOT bring anything in a glass container. Children are welcome, and volunteers are free to come for as long or as little as they like.

Project Information:
Arm in Arm
123 E. Hanover St, Trenton, NJ 08608
9–10:30 a.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Suburban NJ
Community FoodBank of New Jersey

In 2017, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey distributed more than 50,000,000 pounds of food to people in need. The CFBNJ could not do this wonderful work without the assistance of volunteers who contribute more than 100,000 hours annually.

There a variety of projects including sorting and repackaging food for distribution to pantries and agencies, as well as assembling family packs and senior boxes. This is a great and fun way for teenagers to earn volunteer credits and help the local community. Children ages 12 and above are welcome with adult supervision.

For more information, please visit the Community Foodbank of New Jersey’s website or consult their volunteer FAQ.

Project Information:
Community FoodBank of New Jersey
31 Evans Terminal Rd., Hillside, NJ 07205
9–11 a.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Northern New Jersey
CUMAC Food and Clothing Drive

Over 1 million people in NJ are struggling to keep food on the table – and our club is joining CUMAC, which works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in Paterson, Passaic County and northern New Jersey, in the fight against hunger. We will be holding a food and clothing drive at the Fairway Market in Paramus, and your donations of food items and gently used clothing, shoes and household items can mean the difference between comfort and hardship for our neighbors We will have two cars at the back end of the parking lot ready for your donations with our Dartmouth Club signs.

Please note that cans and plastic containers are preferable to glass. CUMAC welcomes refrigerated and/or frozen food. Some of the most needed food items include cereal, breakfast bars, peanut butter & jelly, powdered and evaporated milk, dried fruit, baby food and formula, canned food products, and packaged snacks. The community closet could really use seasonal and on-trend clothing, plus-size clothing, linens and towels, small appliances (toasters, irons, microwaves), dishes, glassware, pots and pans, home décor, children’s toys, books, and hygiene items.

Project Information:
CUMAC
Fairway Market Parmus located off of Rt 17 North (30 E Ridgewood Avenue, Paramus, NJ)
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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New York City 

DGALA
Citymeals on Wheels

Volunteers will be delivering meals to our elderly homebound neighbors. Volunteers should wear weather appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes as deliveries are done on foot within walking distance of the meal center. Volunteers will be given a brief orientation, route sheet instructions and meals. Volunteers will deliver in pairs or small groups. Meals are delivered rain or shine. Children are welcome.

Project Information:
Citymeals on Wheels
Ground floor of St. Malachy’s Church
239 West 49th Street between 8th Ave and Broadway, New York, NY
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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East Harlem School

Join New York alumni and friends to provide homework help and tutoring for grades 4-8. The project will take place at a "Saturday School" held each weekend during the school year for underserved students on the campus of an East Harlem private school that focuses on the academic and personal skills these students need to be successful in high school and college. Children 8th grade or older are welcome. There is street parking and a garage nearby. 

Project Information:
The East Harlem School
309 East 103rd Street, NYC
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

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Dartmouth Club of New York
Reach Out and Read

Join the Dartmouth Club of New York on Sunday, May 7 and read to children at a Reach Out and Read affiliate in NYC's Chinatown. There will be one hour shifts available from 10am-3pm. Shifts will be assigned the week before the event. You can also donate books to our Book Drive via this gift list. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Project Information:
Charles B Wang Community Health Center
125 Walker St, 2nd Floor, New York
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Contact: Soh Won Cha
soh.won.cha@gmail.com

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Dartmouth Club of Long Island
North Shore Holiday House

Join fellow alumni and friends to help the North Shore Holiday House get ready for summer. Projects will include gardening, painting, and cleaning. Children are welcome!

Project Information:
North Shore Holiday House
74 Huntington Road, Huntington, NY 11743
9 a.m.–noon

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Piermont, NY
Keep Hudson Rockland Beautiful and Hudson Riverkeepers

Join alumni and friends to support the annual Keep Rockland Beautiful Earth Day clean-up during the months of April and May in Rockland County, New York as well as Riverkeeper's Hudson River Sweep, which cleans up the shores of the Hudson River. Volunteers will be provided with light breakfast, bags, gloves, and trash pickers as well a lunch. Children are welcome.

Project Information:
Piermont Avenue, Piermont NY
9 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Tulsa
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Join fellow alumni and friends to help a larger team package bulk food donations into portions for families and individuals. Unfortunately, children must be over the age of 11 to attend.

Project Information:
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
1304 N Kenosha Avenue, Tulsa, OK
9–11:55 a.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Oregon
Oregon Food Bank

Repack and label bulk dry food in a lively, active environment! You'll be repacking foods like rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages, either working at tables or around bins. To secure a spot, you MUST register with the Oregon Food Bank here. You'll need to log in (or create an account) to be added to our group, but it only takes a minute! Children over age six are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Volunteers must be able to lift 5 pounds and stand on concrete surfaces for an extended period.

Project Information:
Oregon Food Bank
7900 NE 33rd Dr., Portland OR 97211
1–3:30 p.m.

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Dartmouth Club of Dallas
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas

We will help the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dallas by packing college starter kits for the Collegiate STEPS students at the admin office. They will have 80 to 90 bins that we will need to assemble with all types of things, such as Lysol, school supplies, etc. Children are welcome and parking is available!

Project Information:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas
BGCGD Administration Building, 4816 Worth Street, Dallas, TX 75246
10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Black Alumni of Dartmouth Association
Special Olympics Texas Spring Track Meet

Join fellow Dartmouth alumni and friends to support the Special Olympics Texas spring track meet! Children are welcome. Please wear a Dartmouth hat. You may purchase a Special Olympics t-shirt at the event if you would like.

Project Information:
Special Olympics Texas Spring Track Meet
Dickinson High School Sam Vitanza Stadium
3800 Baker St, Dickinson, TX
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Green Mountain Club

Help clear the Long Trail (and some side trails). Bring work gloves, lunch, and water. Tools will be provided or bring your own. Meet at the Richmond Park & Ride (I-89 exit 11) at 8:30 a.m. This trip will involve moderate work, at a slow-moderate pace. We’ll cover 4-10 miles and an elevation gain of 1000-2000′. Questions? Contact trail chairs Pam Gillis at 802-879-1457 or gillis1986@gmail.com, or John Sharp at 802-862-3941. This project is for adults only.

Project Information:
Meet at the Richmond Park & Ride (I-89 Exit 11)
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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Women of Dartmouth Upper Valley
The Haven's Healthy Eating Perinatal Addiction Treatment Program

Volunteers will work together to make healthy food to support local moms and their nutritional needs as they access their treatment programs. We’re excited to work with fabulous women to help other women! Learn more at the Haven’s website. This project is for adults only.

Project Information:
Hixon House at the Haven
713 Hartford Ave, White River Junction, VT 05001
noon–3 p.m.

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Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley
Upper Valley Haven

Join fellow alumni, family and friends to serve your local community. There will be a cooking project and outdoor clean-up planned. Please contact Laura Schneider at service@dcuv.org for more details. Children are welcome!

Project Information:
Upper Valley Haven
713 Hartford Ave, White River Junction, VT 05001
9 a.m.–noon

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Dartmouth Club of Washington, D.C., BADA, and DUSA
Honor Flights

Greet WWII veterans as they visit their memorial. Wave flags and make signs welcoming each group as they arrive from the three area airports. You may be asked to take photos for visitors with their own cameras, help groups get organized once off their buses, and the like. Wear your Dartmouth gear so we can find each other at the site! Children are welcome, and the event will take place rain or shine.

Project Information:
WWII Memorial
1750 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC
9 AM–12 PM

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Little Falls Watershed Alliance

On Saturday, May 12, from 9:45 a.m.–noon, please join Women of Dartmouth D.C. for a family-friendly (all ages welcome!), environmentally-conscious volunteer activity. We will partner with the Little Falls Watershed Alliance to clean the Little Falls Creek and Parkway. Meet at the gravel parking lot at 9:45AM at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway and Mass Ave. If you are late, find us working our way towards River Road. We will have gloves, bags, safety vests and even a limited number of boots to lend. Tick season will be here, so please take precautions. Wear sunscreen/hat, suitable shoes, and feel free to bring your own water/snacks (especially for the younger volunteers). IMPORTANT – please also register on the Little Falls Watershed Alliance website to ensure enough supplies are available (or bring your own). If the event has to be canceled because of inclement weather, a notice will be posted on the Little Falls Watershed Alliance website, so please check there before the day of the event. SSL credit hours available (forms will be available on site or bring your own).

Please wear Dartmouth gear/green!

Project Information:
Little Falls Watershed Alliance
Meet at gravel parking lot (Mass Ave & Little Falls Pkwy) Little Falls Trail, Bethesda, MD 20816
Saturday, May 12
9:45 a.m.–noon

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