Students walking across the bridge in the rain on the UCSC campus.

Volunteer Networks

Making a difference

Alumni around the globe reconnect with their UCSC community through exciting volunteer opportunities. The needs are many. We are here to help you find a volunteer opportunity that excites you. Reconnect, meet other alumni, support students, and be a part of the UC Santa Cruz future that is transforming the world.

Learn more about volunteer opportunities, or suggest a new one.

Become a 2024 Commencement volunteer

Help create a memorable experience for the graduating class of 2024! Volunteers will wear many hats: graduate check-in, offering support and encouragement, and venue set-up and break down. Volunteers receive a UCSC t-shirt and hat.

Volunteer at any of the commencement celebrations and ceremonies Friday, June 14 – Monday, June 17. All volunteers will be invited to a virtual Volunteer Orientation on Monday, June 10, 2024, from 3 – 4 pm.

Please contact with questions.

UCSC Bridge

Be a regional ambassador

Join Slug Ambassadors and partner with UCSC to connect and support fellow Slugs in your communities! As an ambassador, you can plan exciting events, assist with outreach, volunteer, and fundraise. This is not just an opportunity to give back to your alma mater but also a chance to grow your personal networks and make a positive impact in your community. Come be a part of something special!

Big Creek Reserve trees and creek.

Alumni identity groups

Shared identity alumni networks offer alumni the opportunity to celebrate diversity in the UCSC alumni community and connect around shared interests and backgrounds. Our Alumni Identity networks mirror the resource centers available to support current UCSC students. Contact us to learn more or get involved.

Volunteers in action

Get inspired to become a volunteer and learn what motivates our dedicated alumni volunteers.

Last modified: May 03, 2024