Volunteering

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Want to lend a hand?

Staying active with UVic by volunteering with fellow alumni and current students is a very rewarding experience. Here are some of the ways you can maintain your connection to UVic through the alumni association.

UVic Alumni Association Board or Committees

The board and committees are dedicated to providing support and recognition for the University of Victoria, its students and alumni. Several of the standing committees of the UVic Alumni Association board include committee members who are not board members. These committees are:

  • Alumni Networks and Events
  • Communications
  • Enterprises
  • Grants and Awards
  • Student and Alumni Programs

For details about volunteering for one of the committees, please contact the assistant to the director, at 250-721-6255.

Event Support

Alumni Relations occasionally needs volunteers to help with alumni events. For example, handing out Kind Mail cards to students, signing event attendees in at a registration table, or assisting with event logistics at our high profile Alumni Week events! If you can't commit to a regular volunteer schedule, then this may be a good fit.

Diploma Frame Volunteer

Diploma Frame Volunteers are responsible for framing diplomas at convocation based on graduate requests, and providing friendly customer service to ensure the framing and pick-up process runs smoothly for convocation attendees. Read the complete position description here. 

Community Outreach

Project Serve is a one-day community service-learning opportunity that matches UVic students and alumni with local community organizations to spend the day working on a service project. Spend a day contributing to a local community organization, support a cause you care about, and learn about the community service-learning approach, which combines hands-on service work with reflection. This is a great opportunity for alumni to work alongside students! Register for Project Serve here.

Reunion Coordination

Reunion Coordinators use their creativity, enthusiasm and organizational skills to plan activities to celebrate their UVic reunion. Create or join a committee to plan a reunion for your department, faculty or UVic alumni friends and help your fellow alumni renew and maintain connections with one another and with the university!

Alumni Chapters, Networks and Regions

Volunteers work collaboratively with alumni relations staff to organize events in various locations or within an affinity group such as a chapter, network or region. These positions include building pride amongst alumni, encouraging connection within the affinity group and helping at various events.

Visit our Alumni Chapters and Networks page to see if there is one that suits your interests. Visit our alumni regions page to locate a region near you and to contact its members. If you are interested in volunteering with any of these groups, please indicate your specific interest when you complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Student Ambassador

The UVic Student Ambassadors are a group of dedicated student volunteers who build University pride, connect to campus through meaningful volunteer experiences, help bridge the transition from student to alumnus/alumna and give back to UVic.

Register for Volunteer Opportunities

As an alumni volunteer, you will have opportunities to:

  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Expand your skills and develop a sense of community
  • Receive recognition from your alma mater
  • Have fun!

Please register for volunteer opportunities by completing the Volunteer Application Form.

For further information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Charlene Fesnoux
Alumni Volunteer Engagement Officer
Alumni Relations, University of Victoria
250-721-7315 or