public service

2017 Apr 22

Serve and Grow: Volunteer at an Urban Farm

8:30am to 2:00pm



Are you dedicated to creating a sustainable food system? Do you want to help your community? Do you like spending time outside and learning about food? 

Visit the Food Project urban farm in Boston with the Dudley Public Service Team! We will learn about the organization and its mission, and help with tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting, washing vegetables and preparing beds. This is a great opportunity to escape schoolwork and enjoy a day of farming together! 

2017 Apr 07

Volunteer Trip to the Greater Boston Food Bank

12:15pm to 4:00pm


the Greater Boston Food Bank

Time: Friday afternoon, April 7th. Action: End Hunger!

Join the Dudley Food Literacy program for a Friday afternoon volunteer shift at the headquarter of the Greater Boston Food Bank! We will be trained in food safety at first and then will work as a team. We will meet at 12:15PM, April 7th at the hallway of the Dudley Cafe and head for 70 South Bay Ave, Boston on red line. The shift will be 1-3:30PM. We plan to arrive back at Harvard at 4PM.

2017 Apr 04

Blood Drive

9:30am to 3:00pm


Graduate Student Lounge, Dudley House


Donate Love by Giving Blood!

Sign up for a blood donation before March 31st and save lives at Mount Auburn Hospital! We will provide plenty of juice and snacks to reward your generosity!

Email to sign up and receive more information.


2017 Mar 25

Habitat for Humanity Build

8:00am to 4:40pm


Join the Dudley Public Service team in building a house! Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing decent, affordable homes for those in need. We need enthusiastic people who can donate their expertise to various projects during the build schedule. 

Spots are limited, so sign up before March 20th by emailing!


2017 Mar 21

Koru Mindfulness Course

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Wed Apr 12 2017 .
2:15pm to 3:30pm

2:15pm to 3:30pm
2:15pm to 3:30pm
2:15pm to 3:30pm


Graduate Student Lounge, Dudley House


Mindfulness is about developing the ability to be fully attentive to all moments in life. Offered in collaboration with HUHS, this introductory course is designed to reduce the amount of time you spend worrying about the future and fretting about the past. 

You will be introduced to several mindfulness exercises: meditation, correct breathing, guided imagery, the body scan and more. 

Sign up before March 16 by emailing


2017 Feb 08

Conversation with Boston Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives

5:00pm to 6:00pm


Dudley House Fireside Room


Dudley House Food Literacy Fireside Chat: Conversation with Boston Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives


        The City of Boston is now working with non-government organizations in combating the challenges of food insecurity in Boston and reducing inequity in food access. The program is currently undergoing much change and values potential input of Harvard students.

        Come and learn more about the program and contribute your ideas. Together we can make Boston a even better place for everyone!


2017 Feb 02

Volunteer at Boston Living Center

5:15pm to 8:00pm



Do you love volunteering? Are you looking for a positive way to start the semester?

Join Dudley Public Service Team on February 2nd and contribute your time and energy to the Boston Living Center (BLC).

The BLC serves up to 40,000 warm and nutritious meals a year to people living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteers are at the heart of the meal program as they help to set-up the dining room, prepare and serve food and clean up when the meal is over.

2016 Nov 21

Clothing Drive

Nov 21 (All day) to Dec 10 (All day)


Dudley House 3rd Floor

As the weather gets colder, some are in need of clothes. Please donate gently used clothes, socks, and shoes to bring warmth to those in need.

2016 Nov 28


Nov 28 (All day) to Dec 07 (All day)


Dudley House - Third Floor


We invite the GSAS community to donate new unwrapped toys and bring a smile to a child this holiday season!*

Drop the toys off in a box located on the third floor of Dudley House starting from November 28th!

Questions? Contact

* Suggested cap on individual gifts is $20.