Save the Date: August 3rd through 9th!


  • What is Highlander Week of Service?

    Highlander Week of Service pays homage to UC Riverside’s national recognition as a leader in community service. Since 2015, we have traditionally held Highlander Day of Service in April, when over 900 highlanders participated in over 60 projects throughout the nation, and across the sea in London! The COVID-19 pandemic caused us to cancel Highlander Day of Service this year, but more people than ever are in need of assistance.  While we cannot meet in person to volunteer this year, Highlander Week of Service allows alumni, parent, students, and friends to show their UCR pride and commitment to service by organizing and participating in virtual community service projects, showing that even in challenging times, Highlanders rise together for the good of others.

  • Who can participate?

    Everyone is welcome to participate Highlander Day of Service. Projects will note age restrictions. 

  • How to I register a project?

    After confirming your project with your local organization, you can register the project on the main website. All projects must be approved by office staff prior to being listed on the website. Please allow 48 hours for processing. Please see our Organizer Packet for additional information.

  • Does it count if I volunteer for a solo project?

    Absolutely! Be sure to register your project and follow up with photos so we can be include it in our recap.

  • Who do I contact with questions about a specific project?

    Please contact the project coordinator listed for the project.

  • I do not see anything listed in my area.

    New projects are added often, so please check back. If you do not see a project in your area we suggest reaching out to local charities in your area to look for volunteer opportunities and start one yourself!

  • The project I want to attend is full.

    Oftentimes people’s plans change, so keep checking back. You can also contact the project coordinator to see if the project can accommodate extra volunteers.

  • Will I get updated information?

    You will receive a confirmation email after your sign up for your project with detailed project information. Additionally, you will receive a reminder email the week prior to Highlander Day of Service

  • I can’t volunteer that week. Is there anything else I can do?

    Yes! You can always support UCR by making a tax-deductible donation to the UCR Foundation.  Doing so is fast and easy.