Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

UCSC offers many opportunities for alumni to stay connected to the campus. Volunteering is a great way to give back and make a lasting impact.

Network with Banana Slugs in your area at regional events

In locations around the country, UCSC alumni and friends get together to enjoy each other's company, network, listen to faculty speakers, go to theater performances, wine tastings, parties, and educational outings, and many other activities. You can volunteer to help plan events in your area, or just join the fun! For more information click here or contact Samantha Li at (831) 459-4631 or

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Become an Alumni Weekend Outreach volunteer

Alumni Weekend and reunion celebrations are more lively, fun and inspiring if classmates come back to celebrate with you. No matter the amount of time you are able to to commit, we have an opportunity for you. Build on yesterday's vision, and stroll down memory lane. Alumni Weekend Outreach Volunteers are key to making sure we have a successful Alumni Weekend and reunion program. For more information about the Alumni Weekend Volunteer opportunities, click here or contact Shayna Kent at (831) 459-3966 or

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Participate in Admissions outreach to recruit new students

Talk to prospective students, attend college fairs, and inspire the next generation of alumni. Share your experience at high school and community colleges, and at Admissions events in the Spring before students make their final decision. Click here to sign up, or for more information contact the Office of Admissions at (831) 459-4008 or

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Get involved in legislative advocacy

Lead fellow UCSC alumni in letter-writing and email campaigns, join a delegation of alumni to meet with legislators, and share your passion for our collective mission: teaching, research, and public service. Sign up for our online advocacy program and find out more about UCSC's government and community relations. For more information contact Melissa Whatley at (831) 459-3470 or

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Mentor a student or a fellow alum

Share career insights and plug in to what students are doing. Assist students and other alumni by volunteering to provide career counseling and professional advice by telephone or as part of career fairs and conferences. Contact Katie Linder at or (831) 459-3151 about becoming part of the Career Advice Network.

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Smith Renaissance Society

The Smith Renaissance Society serves the college dreams of independent students who are current or former foster youth, runaways, juvenile offenders, orphans, or homeless youths. This program provides institutional support to independent students, its services extending from academic and emotional advising, to help navigating the University system and to authorizing priority enrollment in courses. It is the first program of its kind in the University of California System and, to date, the only one that provides systematic outreach to current foster youths and others seeking college admission. Alumni are able to participate in the program as a mentor to a student. Click here for more information, or contact Bill Dickinson at to learn more.

To become an Alumni Volunteer, or for more information, please contact:

Arleah Aguilar, Alumni Engagement Student Intern,