University of California, Riverside

Parents Association

Volunteer Opportunities

Students with Mom

Get Involved and Get Rewarded

Parent volunteers are needed for the following activities. Earn participation points towards the coveted "Chancellor's Reserved Seating" section at your child's Commencement ceremony.   Each volunteer activity is worth one point.

If you would like to volunteer for any of the activities listed below, contact Allison Tavaglione at (951) 827-2586 or email to get started.  Earning points is easy and fun!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Parent of the Year Committee

    Parents who participate on this committee are asked to read essays submitted by students nominating their parents for Parent of the Year. Essays will be mailed to you mid-March. You will read the essays and score them and then return the score sheet.

  • Commencement
    Assist with Faculty & Official Party Line-Up, Host & Guest Services, Program Booth and much more. If you are interested in volunteering in Commencement 2014 please register online.
    June 13 - 6:00 p.m.
    June 14  - 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    June 15 -  8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    June 16 – 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • 2014 Highlander Summer Orientations
    The Parents Association is looking for parent volunteers to assist with events this summer! As a current parent your experience and perspective is extremely valuable for incoming students and their families.
    Parent Tabling at lunch 12:15 – 1:30
    July 9
    July 15
    July 18
    July 19 (Spanish speaking parents only)
    July 21
    July 24
    July 29
    August 1
    August 4
    August 7
    August 11 (tentative)
    August 14 (tentative)

    Parent Panels 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
    July 10
    July 16
    July 19
    July 22
    July 25
    July 30
    August 2
    August 5
    August 8
    August 12 (tentative)
    August 15 (tentative)


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Contact Information

Parents Association
2203 Alumni & Visitors Center
Riverside, CA 92521-0110

Tel: (951) 827-2586
Fax: (951) 827-3186