Public Service

Welcome to Dudley Public Service! If you would like to get involved in the greater Cambridge/Boston community (and beyond), you've come to the right place!

We are here to connect GSAS students and other Dudley House members with local organizations working for wonderful causes such as elderly service, prisoners’ rights and criminal justice, LGBTQ rights, immigration, public health, and many more. Get involved in public service with us at homeless shelters, food pantries, the walk for fighting breast cancer, Charles River Cleanup, only to list a few!

Also, you can always reach out to us when you have any ideas and questions about public service opportunities through Dudley. Our doors are open to you.

  • Visit our webpage at

  • Like us on Facebook! @dudleypublicservice

  • Look out for “This Week at Dudley” for events organized by us.

  • Come to our events!

  • To sign up for the Dudley Public Service listserv and receive emails about upcoming events, email the Dudley Public Service Fellows Sarah McGough and Danielle Worden at

If you have any accessiblity needs for any of our events, please contact us in advance at

Upcoming Events

2018 Oct 18

HUPD Self Defense Class

4:00pm to 8:00pm


2nd Floor Common Room, Dudley House

Harvard is located in an urban setting and faces the safety and security issues found in any other city. The Harvard University Police Department is offering a self defense course to all Harvard affiliates to teach basic safety awareness principles and self-defense techniques.

We promise that you'll learn a lot, while having fun, in this 4-hour session with our HUPD Self-Defense partner!

Space is limited. Sign-up ...

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2018 Oct 20

Habitat for Humanity build

7:45am to 4:00pm


Meet at Dudley House


Come and join us to make October 20th a memorable Saturday by building a house for a family in need! The Dudley House build team will join Harvard Habitat for Humanity to help a local family who wish to become independent homeowners. 

Please note:...

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2018 Oct 25

Serve Dinner with Harvard Square Churches Meal Program

4:15pm to 7:00pm


Meet at Dudley House

meal service

The Harvard Square Churches Meal Program operates a community supper each Thursday evening at Christ Church Cambridge. Their mission is to provide a nutritious meal in a hospitable environment to anyone who needs a meal. 

We will convene as a group outside of...

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