Global Day of Service

Alumni volunteer around the world on September 17

Published Sep. 13, 2016

Second Harvest Food Bank

RIT alumni have always been service-minded. Their resolve to impact the world is never more evident than on RIT’s Global Day of Service, a day-long event that takes place around the globe, when RIT alumni come together to volunteer on a range of service projects.

Formerly known as RIT Cares, the Global Day of Service was initiated by the RIT Alumni Association as a way to reconnect with alumni across national and international alumni chapters.

The events, which will all take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, will vary depending on the needs of the local communities. Alumni are scheduled to complete mission work, conduct landscaping and clean up projects, help distribute food, volunteer in orphanages, and work with homeless animals. Volunteer opportunities have been organized in 21 different regions, with 28 individually registered sites. Three activities will be held in Rochester, NY, where local alumni and current RIT students will work together in the greater Rochester community.

In addition to the Rochester sites, projects will take place in:

  • Atlanta
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Croatia
  • Denver
  • Dubai
  • Ecuador
  • Los Angeles
  • Mumbai
  • New York City
  • Peru
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh-Durham
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • South Florida
  • Washington, D.C.

For more information, or to volunteer for an event, visit the RIT Global Day of Service page.