Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

Are you involved? Reconnect with Rutgers!

View our listing of the many ways Rutgers alumni, family, and friends can contribute their time and energy to the university’s mission. You may also 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 reconnected and get involved.  Select an option below to get started: 

Alumni Committees of the RUAA Board
Ambassador Program
Community Service
Events & Programming
Regional Clubs
RUAA Board
University Senate

Featured Opportunity: Alumni Weekend 2015

Do you enjoy planning creative events, programs, and celebrations?  Reunion volunteers work as a team to develop engaging events and programs for all Rutgers alumni.  Volunteers will assist in marketing and the execution of events and programs in the spring on each of the three campuses.  For more information on the events and how to volunteer, visit or contact


The RAVIN program is a recruitment team comprising more than 100 Rutgers alumni who live outside of New Jersey. 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.

Alumni Committees of the RUAA Board

For more information on the RUAA Committees, please visit

Ambassador Program

Camden Alumni Speakers Bureau
We welcome the offer of alumni to share expertise on one or more subjects that include the social sciences, global issues, health, law, physical sciences, public policy, technology, and much more.

Camden Alumni Admissions Ambassadors
Support the recruitment initiatives of admissions officers and advise students on becoming potential Rutgers students. This may include attending open houses and other on- and off-campus admission events, communicating with admitted students, speaking on the qualities of Rutgers University, and more. Identify and refer students ongoing throughout the year.

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

New Brunswick Admitted Student Open House
Looking to connect with the incoming students and meet the many alumni parents and grandparents that are proud to have the Rutgers legacy continue on? Interested alumni can represent the RUAA at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (The RAC) by handing out give-a-ways and RUAA materials.   For additional event information and to volunteer, please contact Kristy Omelianuk at

Community Service

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 will be 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 Against Hunger
Work with other alumni volunteers to develop a mission for a universitywide effort to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate by increasing awareness of issues, encouraging activism and service, stimulating research to assist those in need, and providing immediate relief. Visit the Rutgers Against Hunger website to learn more about what we are doing to alleviate suffering from hunger and how you can help.Work with other alumni volunteers to develop a mission for a universitywide effort to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate by increasing awareness of issues, encouraging activism and service, stimulating research to assist those in need, and providing immediate relief. Visit the to learn more about what we are doing to alleviate suffering from hunger and how you can help.

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? Joining the Run for RAH committee might be for you!  The Rutgers Homecoming Run for RAH 5K charity race just finished its fourth 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. 

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 click the link here

Committee members will participate in monthly meetings and assist in the event details, marketing efforts and more.  If you are interested, please email Dana Shapiro at for additional information.

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 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, farm market, garden stewards, gift shop, greenhouse volunteers, office assistant, and tour docents. For additional information and to view the upcoming volunteer trainings, go to Rutgers Gardens or contact MaryAnne McMillan

Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve System (JC NERRS)
Dedicated volunteers are essential in helping the Jacques Cousteau Research Reserve fulfill its mission of improving the management of New Jersey coastal environments through science, education and stewardship. Volunteers can participate in a wide range of vital activities including leading tours and providing interpretation to the visiting public, perform clerical and administrative duties, help maintain our Rain Garden, work with computers and other equipment, assist with workshops for teachers, children and coastal decision makers, represent the Cousteau Reserve at community events, and even recruit other volunteers.

For more information and to fill out volunteer application go to Rutgers Marine Reserve or contact 609-812-0649.

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 to work in the museum store for half a day once a week. The store reflects the museum's international collections, academic setting, and diverse clientele by offering a wide variety of unusual and unique gifts for all ages. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Rebecca Brenowitz, Coordinator of Community Relations and Volunteers at 732.932.7237, ext. 611 or at

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

Reunions (Spring)
Are you a creative person who enjoys planning events, programs, and celebrations? Reunion volunteers work as a team to develop engaging events and programs for all Rutgers alumni who return to campus. They also assist in the marketing and execution of the events and programs on each of the three campuses in the spring. For more information, please contact


Reunion Campaigns
Are you a leader?  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 trainings 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

Newark Graduating Senior Toast
Volunteers will help with the planning and set up of the Newark Graduating Senior Toast reception in Norman Samuels Plaza.  As a volunteer you will have a chance to mix and mingling with the graduates.  For additional event information and to volunteer, please contact Alexandra Brown at

Homecoming (Fall)
Do you enjoy planning creative events, programs, and celebrations? Homecoming volunteers work as a team to develop events and programs that reflect an exciting image of Rutgers University and its athletics department. They also help to strategize its marketing and execute the events and programs in the fall on each of the three campuses. For more information on the events and how to volunteer, visit or contact


Rutgers Day

Interested in helping the RUAA on Rutgers Day?  Volunteers will work with staff handing out RUAA materials and helping with the Rutgers trivia game.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact

Rutgers University Commencement
The Office of the Secretary of the University seeks volunteers to help during Commencement.  Students, faculty, staff, alumni, retired members of the Rutgers community, and family and friends are invited to volunteer as Commencement Ambassadors.  To learn more and register, please click here

Young Alumni
Work with other alumni volunteers to develop a mission for the engagement of young alumni through targeted programming and involvement in universitywide events. For more information on leading Rutgers young alumni engagement efforts, contact


TeamUP, 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

If you’re ready to join as a mentor, please click here.

Questions about the program can be directed to Sangeeta Rao, Assistant Dean for Mentoring Programs. Call  973-353-5709 or email

The RBS Mentor Program is an initiative to provide career and professional development guidance and support to RBS undergraduate students on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses. Mentors can serve in many important roles as a coach, advisor, and source of encouragement/support. The goal is to share career advice and increase student’s awareness of their career field, provide job-search strategies and other useful tips. If you have 2-5 years experience in Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain and Business Administration please consider lending your time and expertise to the current RBS students.

Apply for the RBS Advisory Mentoring Program in Newark here. If you have questions specific to the Newark program, please contact Wanda Mendez at or at 973-353-5524.

Apply for the RBS Mentor Program in New Brunswick here. If you have questions specific to the New Brunswick program, please contact Wenylla Reid at

Alumni Career Network
Volunteer Mentors needed for universitywide Alumni Career Network. Faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to volunteer for the Rutgers Alumni Career Network, sponsored by Career Services. Join over 1,800 volunteers who provide career information and advice to students and alumni. Register online or contact for more information.

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.

Looking to Mentor a Rutgers Student?
Rutgers Students and graduates are prepared to take on the world and many are looking for ways to break into their field.  Being a career mentor provides you with a rewarding experience while helping to broaden the skills and knowledge of a Rutgers student through internships and employment.

If you are a Rutgers graduate or a hiring manager seeking top-notch talent, contact the Rutgers career centers to publicize full-time jobs and internships and meet the students and alumni who can move your organization. Visit the following sites to post a position for each campus:

For more information, contact:

Rutgers Newark Alumni Relations Communications
Do you have a strong social media and communications background?  The Newark Office of Alumni Relations is looking for volunteers interested in preparing, writing, and editing various communication materials for Reunion and Homecoming.  For more information and to volunteer, please contact Alexandra Brown at

SCOPE (Science Career Orientation and Professional Externship) Mentoring Opportunity
Would you be interested in sharing your professional expertise with a current Rutgers student who is looking to follow a similar career path as you? If you currently work in science or technology and are located in the tri-state NJ/PA/NY region, we hope you will consider volunteering to mentor a Rutgers sophomore majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). 

This opportunity allows alumni mentors to host a Rutgers student in their workplace for a two-day extern experience in the spring and/or winter. The office of will provide tips and guidelines for you to create a successful experience for the student who shadows you during your work day.  Alumni mentors already working in science or technology are among the very best resources. With support from the National Science Foundation through our Garden State-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP), Rutgers is providing enhanced advising, academic coaching, and career counseling to students majoring in STEM disciplines.

Rutgers alumni and friends may apply to become a mentor in the SCOPE program, submit an online application

Regional Clubs

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

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.


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. The deadline to nominate is February 21, 2014.

I Want to Get Involved!

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

Volunteer Opportunity:
R Town Greeters

For Rutgers, entering the Big Ten Conference means exciting new opportunities in academics and athletics. For our community, it means an elevated profile, increased national attention, and visitors from all over the country. We are seeking volunteers to help us welcome our new guests, contribute to the festive environment of Big Ten home game weekends, and shape positive first impressions of our towns and university.

Do you have what it takes to be a volunteer R Town Greeter? If so, consider applying for this special opportunity. Those selected will be trained to provide information and general assistance in New Brunswick and Piscataway on Big Ten home football game weekends.

If you’re outgoing and friendly, and want to get involved, we encourage you to apply.

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.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Rutgers Alumni Rowing Team 2014 Season
Hosted by the Rutgers Alumni Rowing Team

Friday, July 25, 2014

Rutgers Club of San Francisco Happy Hour
Hosted by the Rutgers Club of San Francisco

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 Rutgers Family Crabfeast and Summer Sendoff
Hosted by the Rutgers Club of Washington, DC and Baltimore

Monday, August 04, 2014

Rutgers Executive MBA Golf Outing
Hosted by the Rutgers Executive MBA Alumni Association

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2014 San Francisco Summer Sendoff
Hosted by the Rutgers Club of San Francisco

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rutgers Alumni Association 9/11 Memorial Visit
Hosted by the Rutgers Alumni Association

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rutgers Club of Connecticut at New Haven Summer Tennis Open
Hosted by the Rutgers Club of Connecticut

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sixth Annual Engineering Alumni vs. Students Barbecue
Hosted by the Rutgers Engineering Society


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rutgers University–Newark Homecoming
Hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rutgers University–Camden Homecoming
Hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rutgers University–New Brunswick Homecoming
Hosted by the Rutgers University Alumni Association

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