Global Day of Service

New Voters: Global Day of Service

The Global Day of Service is a community-wide effort to introduce incoming first-year students to a vibrant culture of public service programs at Harvard.  All class years (including alums) are welcome to sign up to volunteer!   

Our virtual volunteer teams will work on: 

  • voter registration drives and census outreach with Harvard Votes Challenge 
  • environmental advocacy projects 
  • issue-based advocacy through social media 
  • digital and technical projects 
  • research, evaluation, and archival projects 
  • curriculum and lesson plans for youth-focused programs 

Please note that all projects will be conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our campus and community partners include:

Core partners 

Focus Area

TEAM #1: A.R.T. and Office for the Arts at Harvard

arts and storytelling

TEAM #2: American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative

public health awareness campaign

TEAM #3: Breaktime

homelessness and workforce development

TEAM #4: Cambridge Local First

small business and non-profit support

TEAM #5: Caribbean Education Project (CaribEd)

education and youth engagement

TEAM #6: Center for Teen Empowerment

education and youth engagement

TEAM #7: Change the Tune: The Studio

education and youth engagement

TEAM #8: City of Boston - Census Outreach

census outreach

TEAM #9: City of Boston: Love your Block and City Hall on the Go

community activism

TEAM #10: Coronavirus Visualization Team

data visualization and public health research

TEAM #11: COVID-19 Task Force on Domestic Violence

public awareness campaign on domestic violence prevention

TEAM #12: Father Joe’s Villages

social services

TEAM #13: Feed the Front Lines NYC

social services: food and nutrition

TEAM #14: Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children (FIMRC)

global health access

TEAM #15: Generation Citizen

voter registration, civic engagement, and youth activism

TEAM #16: GenUnity

civic leadership

TEAM #17: Government Accountability Project

ethics and government transparency

TEAM #18 and TEAM #19: Harvard Votes Challenge

voter registration and voter engagement

TEAM #20:

immigration and human rights

TEAM #21: LabXchange Eco-Justice Program

eco-justice and environmental activism

TEAM #22: MBA’s Fight COVID-19

small business support

TEAM #23: MuckRock

government transparency: prison records

TEAM #24: New Voters

voter engagement and youth civic activism

TEAM #25: Open Environmental Data Project

environmental advocacy and public information access

TEAM #26: Red Cross

disaster relief and cause marketing

TEAM #27: Robin Hood


TEAM #28: Third Room

STEM education in rural areas

TEAM #29: United Way

arts and education

TEAM #30: Voters Choose

voter engagement


TEAM #31: Choose Your Own Asynchronous Adventure

research, program evaluation, transcription, and data mapping 

For more information about the Global Day of Service, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.