Together, we do more
Emory Cares brings to life the university’s mission to serve humanity. Every year members of the Emory community work together to build thriving, resilient, and caring communities. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, family, and friends can take part in this tradition regardless of location.
Questions about Emory Cares? Contact Gloria Grevas, associate director of Alumni & Constituent Programs.
Join Emory Cares
Emory Cares is back this spring as we observe National Volunteer Week, April 16-22. National Volunteer Week recognizes the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, build stronger communities, and be a force that transforms the world.
Register to participate in Emory Cares!
We can’t do this work without you! Let us know if you’re interested in leading a service project. We are currently accepting project submissions for the spring service series here.
Need some inspiration? View past projects here.
Lead the way
Have a project in mind that you’d like to lead in your area or virtually? Emory alumni, faculty members, staff, and students can register to be project leaders. Learn more
CALLING ALL INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS!
As part of Emory Cares, you can volunteer on your own. From picking up trash at your local park to donating to a food or supply drive, you can make a difference in your community. Send a description and photo of your service to firstname.lastname@example.org, and get a free Emory Cares T-shirt!
Emory Cares All Year
Giving back to your community is a year-round pursuit—so why shouldn’t Emory Cares be one? We are expanding the scope of Emory Cares beyond the traditional day of service to encourage volunteerism throughout the year.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Week – Monday, January 16, 2023
- National Volunteer Week – Sunday, April 16 to Saturday April 22, 2023
- Emory Cares Day – Saturday, November 11, 2023
While we celebrate service especially during the times listed above, Emory Cares projects can take place year-round through regional alumni networks. If you’re interested in organizing a project during another time of the year, please email email@example.com
The origins of Emory Cares
In 2003, former Emory Alumni Board president, Renelda Mack 83C, envisioned a meaningful Emory community service tradition that spanned the nation. Mack imagined students working alongside administrators at a local foodbank, while other alumni volunteered in Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles.
In 2008, Emory Cares was awarded the Presidential Award for General Community Service, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering and civic engagement.
Emory Cares is about giving back to your community, one of which is donating to a campus organization. View a list of other ways to support students.
Emory Cares National Advisory Board
The Emory Cares National Advisory Board was established in 2020. This group of alumni leaders helps advise the program’s direction, drives volunteer mobilization, and promotes non-profit partnerships.
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