It is the UNIS mission to inspire its students to become an active force in shaping a world that is more peaceful, compassionate and sustainable.
The ethos of community service runs throughout the school and is formalized in the high school. Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2 students are required to perform a minimum of thirty hours by the end of the school year. There are many volunteer opportunities at UNIS; however, for students to engage in varied and meaningful service work in the greater NYC area, they are expected to complete at least ten (if not all thirty) of these volunteer hours outside of UNIS. The Office of Student Activities publicizes opportunities and helps with placements.
UNIS students partake in various community service opportunities. Some past projects include:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
- NYC Parks Conservation Corps
- Intern with a variety of New York City museums
- City Harvest
- Solar One
- Star Learning Center
- Project Rosseau
- 92nd Street Y
- Five Borough Bike Tour
- USA Mali Charitable Association
- The Dwelling Place
- Wild Bird Fund
- Hour Children
- Citizen's Committee for Children of New York
Looking to volunteer?
The Office of Student Activities regularly broadcasts UNIS and BeyondUNIS volunteer opportunities throughout the year.