Give Back, Gain More

Volunteer work shows your commitment to public service and improving local communities. It’s a great way to demonstrate your professional experience and leadership to future employers. You’ll also build a network of contacts that will serve as resources for new career opportunities.

Civic Engagement/Community Service Centers

Community Service Centers help you get civically, electorally, and politically engaged. Civic engagement means getting involved in the communities you’re part of—at New York Tech, where you live, or where you work. The students staffing the CSC will help you learn about issues in these communities and how you can start solving them. If you are part of a club or organization, partner with the CSC and consider developing a long term, sustainable philanthropy for your group. Some programs the CSC runs include:

  • Campus Conversations—discuss social justice, diversity, and other public concerns with faculty and staff members.
  • Fund raising and advocacy efforts—organize around topics ranging from modern day slavery to cancer and blood drives.
  • Voting assistance—help the New York Tech community with voter registration, candidate information, absentee ballots, and polling locations.
  • Political engagement—interacting with legislators and government officials, organizing petition drives and letter writing campaigns.
  • HCCI—work with our partners, the Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement Inc. (HCCI), to help Harlem's Bradhurst neighborhood become a more resilient community.

Learn more about New York Tech's partnership with HCCI

Consultants for the Public Good

Work on community-based projects at nonprofit organizations and government agencies and use your expertise and skills to solve public problems. We offer short- and long-term project-based volunteer opportunities, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a full year, so you can participate regardless of your schedule or home and school commitments.

Are you an international student, currently ineligible for an internship? These hands-on learning experiences can provide you with an opportunity to build your resume and apply class-learned skills to real-world problems.

Explore the complexities of public issues, learn critical thinking and acquire the civic skills, confidence, and practical experience necessary to make change happen on the community level.

Find Out How You Can Get Involved

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