Sharks Serve their Communities All Over the Globe

Nova Southeastern University's Global Day of Service brings alumni, students, faculty, and many other members of the NSU community together to support volunteer projects. It provides opportunities to honor and celebrate our commitment to the university's mission of making a positive impact in our communities. 

There are several ways for you to participate. Join us at one or more of the below events as we serve the community and give back to those in need. Volunteer opportunities are open to all alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and community members!

In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

Catch up with your fellow Sharks as you make a hands-on difference in your communities through in-person volunteering. Make an impact in areas that matter to you with opportunities like beach cleanups, making meals for the homeless, assisting with adoptions and pet care at an animal shelter, and more.

A limited number of Global Day of Service t-shirts will be provided for in-person volunteers at each event while supplies last. 

Check back soon for 2023 Global Day of Service opportunities.

NSU alumni holding up an NSU banner at a beach clean-up event

Take a look at some of the opportunities we hosted in 2022!

When: January 15–17, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. 

Location: 3460 Powerline Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Volunteers served lunch to the homeless community and distributed care packages.

When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Location: NSU Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus at 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Assemble meals to feed Broward County's homeless individuals and families by packing 400 lunches. All supplies were provided. All meals were donated to Miami Rescue Mission and Broward Outreach Center.

When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Location: Carpenter House at 4414 Surf Road, Hollywood, FL 33019

Help keep our beautiful coasts clean to ensure a safe environment for humans and animals alike. All supplies will be provided. Bring family and friends! Volunteer hours are available.

When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 12:00–3:00 p.m.

Location: Broward County Animal Care at 2400 SW 42nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Help stuff Kong and treat toys, help with adoption folders/bags, and assist with the pet clinic.

Shifts will be 90 minutes with 15 volunteers per shift. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

When: Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10 a.m–2 p.m.

Location: 6551 Orange Dr, Davie, FL 33314

Join the Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce to transform the Davie Woman's Club! Volunteers will help paint the 100-year-old community building and organize the first-ever library. All supplies will be provided.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Veteran’s Home Letters

Letters for Alexander “Sandy” Nininger State Veteran's Home

When: January 15-17, 2022

Location: Virtual

Volunteers had the opportunity to write digital letters or upload a recorded video message to brighten an elderly Veteran’s day!

Check back soon for 2023 Global Day of Service virtual opportunities.

NSU veteran volunteers holding up a volunteer sign

Connect with Us on Social

Are you making waves in your career? Turning the tide with personal accomplishments? Share your good news with the NSU global community.

Submit your success story, photos, and class notes by emailing, and be sure to tag us on social media.