We are proud to support our RIT and greater Rochester community through service and philanthropy. Help us measure our collective impact and tell our story by reporting your service and philanthropy hours.
Before you report your hours, please be sure to gather the following information:
Name of RIT club, organization, or department
Type of service (direct service, monetary donations, non-monetary donations, advocacy, cards/letters, or other).
Time and date of service
Name of nonprofit organization
Contact information for nonprofit organization
Event name (if applicable)
Names of individuals who participated (if submitting on behalf of a group)
An RIT students looking for ways to get involved with the Rochester community by offering their time and skills through one-time, short-term, or long-term service.
Community or Direct Service:
Service involves unpaid hands-on work with an organizations, cause, or community in which a volunteer makes a connection between themselves, the skills they have to offer, and the needs of the community.
Service is done with an organization.
Examples: Volunteering at a local soup kitchen, Pick up the Parks, Habitat for Humanity, painting a youth center, tutoring at a literacy program, disaster review at the Red Cross, walking a dog at the Humane Society.
Philanthropy (monetary or non-monetary donations):
Philanthropy is the act of helping through the giving of gifts, typically monetary in nature, to charitable or nonprofit organizations.
Philanthropy also includes giving aid through the collection of materials FOR or on behalf of an organization.
Examples: Relay for Life, donations to Goodwill, Mud Tug, food drives, PB & Jam, Heart Walk, 5K's for a cause, collecting prom dresses, toiletry drives.
Advocacy is the act of educating or promoting an organization or cause.
Advocacy is done for or on behalf of an organization or cause.
Examples: Wear Red Day, Breast Cancer Awareness Week, tabling with information packets, informational sessions on mental health and wellness.
Service work done with a grassroots or community organization that does not fall under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit/governmental organization category but has the overarching goal to promote a cause, challenge an issue, or challenge policy.
Examples: Making signs, attending rallies, interpreting, canvasing, or petitioning
Any donation (monetary or non-monetary) that is given to a grassroots or community organization that does not fall under the 501(c)(3) nonprofit/governmental organization category but has the overarching goal to promote a cause, challenge an issue, or challenge policy.
Examples: Money, food, water bottles, clothing, etc.