Civic engagement is the process by which an individual becomes involved within their community. There are many ways to be active and involved: community service, volunteer work, public events, and community programs and groups. More information about our site and civic engagement can be found on the "About" page. Below, you will find a list of current events in the Princeton area, as well as a separate list of opportunities for service.

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Monday, January 17, 2022
10:00am – 2:00pm
West Windsor Arts MLK Day of Service
Registration required; see below

West Windsor Arts will be partnering with the African American Parent Support Group and the WW-P NAACP youth chapter to provide a Day of Service for volunteers to complete at home. Possible projects include bedtime kits, personal care/hygiene kits, and winter clothing accessories. To view all projects and programs, and to sign up, click
here.
Monday, January 17, 2022
10:00am – 11:00am
HomeFront Virtual “Everyone Counts” Packing Event
No registration required; see below

HomeFront will host a virtual packing event on Zoom to prepare snack bags for homeless families in the Mercer County area. Participants must bring their own materials as specified on the HomeFront website. For more information and the Zoom link to attend, click
here. Email christinaj@homefrontnj.org with any questions.
Monday, January 17, 2022
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Restoration at Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve
Registration and waiver required; see below.

Help continue the restoration of the lakeshore at the Billy Johnson Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve, located at 57 Mountain Avenue. Volunteers will work to remove invasive plants and install deer-exclusion caging around native tree and shrub saplings.
All ages are welcome; children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. In addition to pre-registering 
here, please complete a Volunteer Application and Waiver (simply add “MLK DAY” to the Other Information section) Email info@fopos.org with any questions.
Sunday, January 23, 2022
9:00am – 1:00pm
Diaper drive for Afghan families
435 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ


The Jewish Center of Princeton, in partnership with I-RISE (Interfaith Refugee and Immigrant Services and Empowerment) is holding a “Drive-Through Diaper Drive”. This is to fill the need of newly arrived Afghan evacuees in the greater Princeton area, whose families are growing. This drive will answer immediate needs, as well as establish a “diaper bank” housed at the Jewish Center, as a resource for Afghan and other newly resettled families.
The drive will be held in the circular driveway of the parking lot in back of the synagogue. To ensure health and safety, volunteers will greet cars to accept donations.
Other ways to donate: Visa gift cards in $10 or $20 denominations Contribute directly to the TJC Refugee Fund by clicking this link and choosing TJC Refugee Fund –  
https://thejewishcenterofprinceton.shulcloud.com/payment.php
Tuesday, January 25
Princeton Public Schools Referendum Voting

A referendum will be held on Jan. 25 to approve $17.5 million worth of bonds for critical repairs and new roofing for all six schools. If the referendum is approved, the State of New Jersey would reimburse up to 34% of principal and interest on the bonds (approximately $7 million of State aid). Mail-in ballots for those who have requested them were mailed on Dec. 11.

More details at https://www.princetonk12.org/district/referendum-2022
Wednesday, January 26
7:00pm – 8:00pm
“What the World Needs Now – More Empathy”
Virtual presentation via Zoom
Registration required; click
here to register

Experts say that with bullying and cyberbullying on the rise, face-to-face interpersonal skills are declining. Lynne Azarchi, executive director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center, and Kathleen Megahan, education director at Kidsbridge, highlight strategies and tactics to promote and instill empathy, kindness and compassion in children, family or students. 
Registration required. Zoom link will be emailed to the attendees on the day of the program.
Current Opportunities