Harvard 2023 Global Day of Service

Please join us as a volunteer during Harvard's Global Day of Service. This annual event welcomes the Class of 2027 to a culture that promotes civic engagement across the greater Harvard community. All class years and alumni are invited to sign up as volunteers. This day of service will be held during first-year orientation on Friday, September 1, 2023. This year's local non-profit partner is First Gen Scholars. 


First Gen Scholars (FGS) provides college to career readiness for first-generation students. As its mission, FGS aims to amplify the success of first-generation students by gaining admission to college and graduating debt-free. FGS helps first-generation high school students through the college application process, including the scholarship applications. Unlike other organizations, FGS remains involved for support until students receive a college degree. An important factor as 33% of first-generation students drop out of college by the end of their third year. 


During the Global Day of Service, each volunteer will be matched with 2 FGS high school students for a LinkedIn review & interview practice:

  • An effort will be made to pair the volunteer and FGS student according to areas of interest (healthcare, legal, etc.), but this will not be possible with each match. 
  • The FGS students will receive their volunteer's LinkedIn profile and/or resume in advance in order to prepare questions.
  • Each volunteer will be placed in a Zoom breakout room for 10 min in order to review the LinkedIn profiles of the 2 FGS students, jotting down any suggestions for improvement or questions.
  • The 2 FGS students will then join their assigned volunteer and kick off with intros.   
  • Then the volunteer will interview each FGS student while also giving feedback on the LinkedIn profiles - the high school students will also bring their prep research questions up during this time. 
  • At the end, we'll reconvene in the main room to see how it went for everyone and wrap up. 

Prior to the Global Day of Service, we'll contact you for the following information:

  • Your areas of interest for FGS student matching
  • Your LinkedIn profile and/or resume to share with the 2 matched FGS students

Date: Friday, September 1, 2023

Time: 11am - 1pm PT

Location: Virtual - Zoom link will be sent to those who register

Sign-ups have closed for this event, thank you for your interest!