RIT Global Day of Service

Saturday, September 8

Join Tigers in your community for a day of service that reaches around the world!

Bring Tiger pride and power to your community’s needs during RIT’s annual Global Day of Service. Join your fellow alumni for a group, hands-on project that will help non-profit organizations in your area. Just a few hours of your time can have a big impact!

Projects are being set up around the world—check the project list below for your region. Register for existing projects or create a new project to help a non-profit you care about.

Space is limited for all projects, so register today!

Create your own project
Guidelines for Projects


No Global Day of Service project in your area yet? You can create a project that helps a non-profit in near you. Please read the Guidelines for a Successful Projects before you begin, then submit the information below.

All new projects must be submitted to RIT’s Alumni Relations Office by August 4, 2018. Registration for new projects must be completed by August 27, 2018.

Guidelines for Successful Projects

While every non-profit organization can use our help, there are guidelines for creating Global Day of Service projects to ensure that both the organization and our Tiger volunteers benefit from the day. Please follow these guidelines when creating any GDS project, or contact wpsdar@rit.edu for questions.

  • Contact the non-profit organization before you create a project for Global Day of Service. Explain the purpose of the day, and ask if they have a work need that can be addressed by groups of volunteers in 3-5 hours. We strive for 20-25 volunteers at a location, but many organizations can only accommodate 5-10 volunteers.
  • Please make sure the organization understands that the day is set for Saturday, September 8, 2018. We cannot approve projects being done on other days.
  • Select a leader or “project champion” – an RIT alumnus who is willing to be the main contact for the non-profit organization, for RIT Alumni Relations, and for volunteers. The champion will receive all materials from RIT, and be in charge of confirming volunteer participation on the day.
  • Have a contact name, phone, and email for a staff member at the non-profit organization so project champions and RIT Alumni Relations can contact them if needed.
  • Make sure you have necessary detail on the project including: location to which volunteers will report, start and end time for working, minimum and maximum number of volunteers that can work on the project, and specific skills, clothing, or equipment the volunteers need to have.
  • Go to the project creation site and enter all the information. Submit, and once your project is approved, your project champion can confirm with the non-profit organization that Tiger alumni will be there on September 8!
  • When the project is approved, RIT’s Alumni Relations office will send your project champion a link to the project registration webpage. Your project will also appear in the list of projects by region. Emails will be sent to RIT alumni to encourage registration, and events will be promoted in social media. However, we also encourage you and your project champion to contact fellow alumni in your area and get them to register.
  • Before the Global Day of Service, RIT’s Alumni Relations office will send materials for the day, including a sign-in sheet for volunteers, and instructions for the project champion to confirm the event.
  • And most important for a successful project, have fun and do great work!


See how RIT alumni, parents, students, and friends are bringing Tiger Pride to their communities this RIT Global Day of Service! And, don’t forget to post your own Global Day of Service photos using #RITGDS.