CUNY SPS Change Warriors

Volunteering is a richly rewarding experience. The CUNY SPS Change Warriors aims to provide students with an opportunity to participate in the development and growth of humanity through direct and indirect service. As a volunteer, you will create positive change through small and meaningful acts of service.

Core Competencies


  • Intentionally dedicating your talents, skills and time with the aim of improving communities and ultimately, society


  • Developing relationships through meaningful interactions with community members and volunteers


  • Nurturing your mind, and keeping it open to new skills, and life experiences that expand awareness and cultivate humility

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain an understanding of social responsibility and commitment
  • Develop and nurture working relationships
  • Cultivate transferable leadership skills like communication, problem solving and effective decision-making
  • Foster a growth mindset and understand life perspectives that are different from one’s own

Celebrating Service

Your time, dedication, and service are invaluable and contribute so much to yourself, and society. With this, we celebrate and honor those who have reached specific milestones in their mission to give back. The programs and awards are ways we recognize your commitment to being Change Warriors.

  • Change Warrior – awarded to those who complete 25-35 hours within a semester
  • Lex Change Warrior – awarded to students who complete 36-45 hours
  • Student Life Change Warrior – awarded to students to who complete 46+ hours


  • All graduate, undergraduate, and certificate students are eligible to participate in this program
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA for undergraduates and certificate and 3.0 for graduates
  • Enjoy sharing your time and helping others
  • Commit to Serve, Engage and Learn

Successful completion of the program requires you to:

  • Apply at the beginning of each semester
  • Attend orientation
  • Attend program meet-ups
  • Submit all hours by the last day of classes
  • Submit a reflection on your experience
  • Complete pre- and post-assessment

For more information, please contact Reshma Jaigobin, Student Development and Leadership Coordinator at