Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

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There are many ways Rutgers alumni, family, and friends can contribute their time and energy to the university’s mission. View the options below, or let us know what interests you by completing the Alumni Volunteer Interest Form, after which we will get in touch with you to discuss ways you can get involved. 

Alumni Committees of the RUAA Board
Alumni Organizations
Community Service
Events & Programming
RUAA Board
Student Recruitment
University Senate

Featured Opportunity:


A Scarlet Voice is a member of the Rutgers community who volunteers their time to share messages through social media about all of the incredible things happening at the university. By joining Scarlet Voice, you are instantly connected to an easy and fun way to share your Rutgers pride. Join today by visiting  

Alumni Committees of the RUAA Board

For more information on the RUAA Committees, please visit

Alumni Organizations  

Chartered Alumni Organizations
To view a full listing of the RUAA Chartered Alumni groups including academic, professional, interest areas and more visit

Regional Alumni Clubs
Regional Alumni Clubs around the country and around the world are led and run by alumni volunteers. For more on Rutgers Clubs, visit

Community Service

Seeking Volunteer Career Counselors 
New Jersey has the second highest long-term unemployment rate in the country, with over 125,000 job seekers who have been out of work for over six months. Rutgers University’s Heldrich Center for Workforce Development is launching the New Start Career Network (NSCN) to help.

The NSCN is seeking volunteer career coaches and professionals with backgrounds in career counseling, recruiting, executive search, human resources, and related fieldsWe are looking for qualified and dedicated career coaches and other career professionals who are willing to donate their services and expertise to helping New Jersey’s long-term unemployed job seekers.

For more information or to volunteer, please go to: or contact Maria Heidkamp, NSCN director, at

The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education
, headquartered at the Rutgers Department of Nutritional Sciences, is seeking volunteer nutrition educators. Volunteers will assist with providing nutrition education to low income communities, working with all ages.

All new volunteers will receive training. Bilingual volunteers are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Erika Lannaman RD, at 848-932-9447 or

Rutgers Alumni Day of Service
November 10 (Rutgers' Charter Day)
Rutgers University’s commitment to service dates back to its founding fathers on Rutgers’ Charter Day, November 10, 1766. Thus, this program is inspired by the actions of Rutgers alumni and their long tradition of service. Throughout the world, Rutgers alumni are making a difference every day. While one day of service cannot meet every need in every community, bringing all Rutgers alumni together to make a difference at one time can have a substantial impact on both the individuals involved in this shared experience and the greater community. Projects are alumni-led and reflect the diversity of alumni interests and passions. Some projects will be big, some will be small, and together… their impact will be great.

Rutgers Community Programs Directory
Rutgers serves its community—in New Brunswick and beyond—through a broad array of programs and services. These programs originated on Rutgers’ New Brunswick Campus in service to our neighbors. But our success depends on your awareness and participation. We encourage everyone—community members, students, faculty, and staff—to learn more about Rutgers’ programs and get involved. Browse the program directory by category or view the alphabetical list of programs.

Rutgers Run For RAH Committee
Looking for a way to give back and fight hunger in New Jersey?  Enjoy working as a team?  Like organizing events and charity runs? Join the Run for RAH committee! The Rutgers Homecoming Run for RAH 5K charity race is in its 7th year and we are looking for energetic Rutgers alumni with creative ideas and an interest in community service, charity runs, events, marketing, and/or health and nutrition to join the planning committee. For more information, email Cassie Kingsbury at

The Run for RAH supports Rutgers Against Hunger, a universitywide initiative working to address the issues of hunger across the state of New Jersey.  For more information on Rutgers Against Hunger, visit

Rutgers Gardens
The Rutgers Gardens is a world of flowering trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials that is located right in the heart of New Jersey on the G.H. Cook Campus at Rutgers University. Encompassing over 50 acres, the gardens offer plants, events, and opportunities for all. For years the gardens have been called one of the best-kept secrets in New Jersey, a statement that we will soon change.

The volunteer opportunities are vast and include but are not limited to event committees, children’s programs, the farm market, garden stewardship, gift shop volunteers, greenhouse volunteers, office assistants, and tour docents. For additional information and to view the upcoming volunteer trainings, go to Rutgers Gardens or contact MaryAnne McMillan

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
Do you love the arts? Are you looking to volunteer a few hours a week? The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum is looking for volunteers for a variety of activities including providing guided tours as trained docents, planning membership events, providing administrative support, and working in the museum's gift shop. For more information or to volunteer, please contact

Paul Robeson Galleries
The Paul Robeson Gallery in Newark hosts a variety of contemporary showings throughout the year.  Bring a friend and attend one of the many events.  For more information on the shows and to volunteer, please contact Lisa English at

Events & Programming

Homecoming (Fall)
Homecoming volunteers work as a team to assist with marketing and execution of the events and programs at each of the university locations. For more information on the events and how to volunteer, visit or use the respective contacts below:

Run for RAH 2015

On Sunday, September 27, finish up your Homecoming weekend by volunteering at the annual Run for RAH 5K and 1-mile fun walk benefiting Rutgers Against Hunger! Members of the volunteer race crew will help with set-up/clean-up, registration, counting food donations, and directing and cheering on runners along the race course. The event starts and ends at High Point Solutions Stadium. Learn more and register

Rutgers Day (Spring)
New Brunswick Alumni Weekend and Rutgers Day are now on the same weekend! Interested in being a member of the Alumni Weekend team on Rutgers Day? For more information or to volunteer, please contact (with the subject line "Rutgers Day"). 

Alumni Weekend (Spring)
Alumni Weekend volunteers work as a team to assist in the marketing and execution of the events and programs on each of the university locations. For more information, please use the respective contacts below:


Reunion Campaigns
Are you passionate about Rutgers and eager to share your enthusiasm? Reunion Campaign volunteers are doers who can inspire others. Volunteers participate in fundraising efforts by engaging classmates in person, by phone, mail, e-mail and social networking in conjunction with Reunion Campaigns staff. You will participate in Reunion Campaign committee meetings and training in support of your class campaign initiatives. For more information and to volunteer, please contact the Department of Reunion Campaigns at (732) 932- 8102 or at

Opportunities Need Everyone! Visit to learn more about Rutgers crowdfunding initiatives or to support a project. 


Help students develop their careers
Interested in giving back to Rutgers by sharing your expertise? Rutgers University-New Brunswick is in need of employer and alumni volunteers to assist our staff with career development programs for our students. We are in need of field experts to assist our Career Development Specialists in critiquing resumes, performing mock interviews, and serving on career panels designed to prepare our students for the world-of-work. Learn more at

Student-Alumni Career Connections
Volunteer Mentors are needed for university-wide Student-Alumni Career Connections, sponsored by University Career Services. Join over 1,200 volunteers who provide career information and advice to students and alumni. Register online or contact for more information.

Rutgers Business School is looking for capable professionals with a minimum of three years working experience to join TeamUP, a mentoring program that helps in the transformation of Rutgers Business School undergraduates into responsible business professionals.  With a small commitment of 5 hours (total) over a 5 month period, professionals can help better prepare students for their professional future. Insight and advice from a professional, at this important stage of their development and career planning, will make all the difference.

Professionals interested in learning more about the program can visit our website at Questions about the program can be directed to Sangeeta Rao, Assistant Dean for Mentoring Programs. Call  973-353-5709 or email

Rutgers University–Camden Leadership Institute
We are seeking alumni who would be willing to mentor students, be guest speakers, or lend advice to the advisory committee. The Leadership Institute at Rutgers University–Camden is a close-knit community of some of our most active and engaged students on campus. The Institute connects students to many exciting programs, events and opportunities which help members make the most of their college experience.

Students experience personalized mentorship that provides insights about the best pathways to success in their major, as well as their future careers and life paths. They will be introduced to mentors and successful alumni who offer advice and act as role models to help them achieve leadership success.

If you are interested in this new program, email Scott Owens,

Rutgers University School of Law–Camden Alumni Association
Mentors and volunteers welcome! Click here for more information.

Rutgers Veteran Mentoring Program
Are you a veteran who would consider sharing much needed support, advice and guidance in order to help assist veteran students who encounter difficulty in adjusting to campus life? Rutgers New Brunswick University College Community in conjunction with the Camden and Newark campuses wishes to embark on a Volunteer Veteran-Mentoring program. We are therefore recruiting Rutgers faculty, staff, alumni and friends who are veterans or military family members as volunteers in order to share, encourage, and provide support to Rutgers Veteran and dependent of Veteran students. The primary purpose of the program is to provide Veteran students with much needed support, advice and guidance in order to help their academic goals; assist veterans who encounter difficulty in adjusting to campus life; assist with recruitment and retention and facilitate access to student-service support. If you are interested in being a volunteer on your campus, please click here to complete a preliminary questionnaire. For more information, contact Betsy Feliciano-Berrios at or 732-932-6965, ext. 2153.

RUAA Board

The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) is issuing a call for nominations for the RUAA Board of Directors. The RUAA serves approximately 408,000 alumni from all three campuses and seeks to have a Board that reflects the diversity present within the alumni body. The one common denominator of all candidates will be their ability to live up to our mission: “Advancing Rutgers University by engaging all alumni.” For more information please click RUAA Board Nominations.

Student Recruitment

The RAVIN program is a recruitment team comprised of more than 100 Rutgers alumni. These alumni volunteer their time by attending local college fairs to help the Office of Undergraduate Admissions recruit out-of-state students for the incoming class.

View this presentation to learn more about RAVIN and to find out how you can get connected to Rutgers right in your local area. (Please note, at this time, only alumni living outside of New Jersey are needed to participate in RAVIN.)

University Senate

Nominations are sought for the position of Alumni Senator, representing the RUAA on the University Senate. The University Senate sets the university calendar, regulates the relationships between the various disciplines, and discusses, formulates, and advises the president and the Board of Governors on virtually every major academic and policy question affecting the Rutgers community.  Learn more and nominate yourself or an alumni colleague for a position on the University Senate here

I Want to Get Involved!

Fill out the Alumni Volunteer Interest Form to let us know how you want to get involved with Rutgers!

Upcoming Chartered Organization Events

The RUAA Chartered Organizations unite alumni with similar interests and experiences. These volunteer-led groups need alumni to help with events, outreach, and more. View more events here.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Rutgers Alumni-Student Career Speed Networking
Hosted by the Rutgers Alumni Association

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Rutgers Newark Alumni Association Meeting
Hosted by the Rutgers Newark Alumni Association

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Rutgers Alumni Association Loyal Sons and Daughters
Hosted by the Rutgers Alumni Association


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer at any of these upcoming events. More volunteer opportunities are listed below.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee Food Bank Collection
Hosted by the Rutgers Club of Sarasota/Manatee

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