On Call Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a diverse mix of volunteer opportunities?  Sign up as an “on-call” volunteer today and we will invite you to help with campus events such as residence hall move-in, fall welcome, and commencement exercises. On-Call volunteer experiences are typically two to three hours in duration and are a great way to network with other alumni volunteers.

Commencement Volunteering:

Graduation day is the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice.  The Commencement Corps program involves alumni to make sure that day is extra special for students, their friends and family.  Corps members welcome commencement guests, take family photos, talk with our graduates about the benefits of the Alumni Association and help to make this a celebratory day. Though we are full for December, our next commencement volunteer opportunity will be in April 29, 2018. To volunteer, please sign up here!

Signature Events:

There is no question about it, alumni like to party.  But more importantly, alumni like to party with a purpose.    Throughout the year alumni help to plan and host several signature events.  These events celebrate alumni success, raise funds for student scholarships, rally around our sports teams, and much more.  If this sounds like something you are interested in, let us know.  We always have a need for leadership in this area.

Student Welcome Week and Move In Activities:

Alumni Relations partners with Student Involvement and Leadership throughout the year to enhance the student experience.  Each fall alumni welcome students to campus with a presence at the Welcome Back picnic. Alumni also engage in activities to help students move into our residence halls.

"Micro-volunteer" Opportunities

Looking for a short-term and highly relevant way to give back to UM-Flint?  Check out one of our “micro-volunteer” opportunities.  These volunteer engagements are typically less than an hour in duration and are focused on helping students succeed. Frequently, we are in need of alumni with specific degrees who are open to sharing their UM-Flint experience and the opportunities afforded them because they have a MICHIGAN degree.  Engagements take place in both group/classroom settings and one-on-one interactions.  Continue reading to learn more about the opportunities available.
 

Career Panels:

Several times throughout the year, faculty call upon alumni to present students with a “real world” view of life after college.  These moderated discussions are designed to provide students with a broad picture of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.  Questions asked of panelists include such things as:
 
  • How did you secure your first “real” job?
  • What do you wish you had known then that you know now?
  • Which aspects of your college education do you use most often in your job?

To register as a Career Panel volunteer, please sign up here!

Informal Chats:

Our Career Center staff are in the business of helping students find their passion.  In many instances, the best way to learn about a career is by speaking with an alumnus/alumna working in a student’s field of interest.  Chats can take place over the phone, via email, or face-to-face.  We are in the process of building a volunteer database for each degree offered at UM-Flint and for several specific career fields and industries.  Sign up today to help a student discover their calling.