volunteer programs

City Service

CityDays: Veterans Day



Upcoming event: CityDays: Tue, Apr 21 -- Patriots' Day Vacation
Sign up as an individual or as a group. Registration will close at noon on April 14.

CityDays is a series of one-day volunteer opportunities for all members of the MIT community. All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to engage with the Cambridge and greater Boston community by devoting a few hours to volunteer with CityDays throughout the year. In conjunction with MIT’s mission, the CityDays campaign aims to work for the “betterment of humankind” by connecting those who are a part of the MIT community with local organizations who need volunteers.

CityDays is a great fit for those who would like to give back and learn about the community, but who may not have time for a long-term volunteer commitment. The Public Service Center handles all of the logistics for the day, including a meal, travel, and service placements. All you have to do is sign up and show up with an ethic for service. Participants may sign up as individuals or as groups. We encourage student groups to utilize CityDays as a pre-planned day of service.

The last CityDays of the semester is scheduled for April 21.

Email citydays-staff@mit.edu with any questions.



CityWeek is an alternative spring break in Cambridge where students participate in intensive community service for one week. This year we are working with the Margaret Fuller House, an organization that serves youth and families in our community by serving food, providing after-school programs, helping with job searches, supporting seniors, and building community in many ways. Students will learn about topics such as social justice, poverty, non-profits, and education. For more information, or if you have any questions, e-mail cityweek@mit.edu. Applications due February 18, 2015.