Advancement and
Alumni Engagement

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

Register your project

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, and get a free Emory Cares T-shirt!

Sep 01 Aug 31

1:00AM – 1:00AM

Rollins School of Public Health Seating Our Future Campaign 2023

Feb 16 Jul 20

12:00AM – 1:00AM

Emory Cares: Community Leadership Impact Program (CLIP)

Feb 22 May 20

12:30PM – 2:30PM

DC Network: Fitness Class at Cut Seven

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


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.