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.

  • 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 29
    August 7
    August 11 (tentative)
    August 14 (tentative)

    Parent Panels 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
    July 16
    August 5
    August 12 (tentative)
    August 15 (tentative)

  • New Student Send-Offs
    The UCR Alumni Association in conjunction with Undergraduate Admission, is hosting three New Student Send-Off picnics this summer. It’s a way for incoming students and their families to learn about UCR from local alumni and parents and to meet other families in their area before they leave for college. We are looking for parent volunteers to participate.
    Riverside – August 13
    5 to 8:30 p.m.(Includes set up and clean up. Event runs 6 – 8 p.m.)
    UCR Alumni & Visitor’s Center

    Orange County – August 16
    10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 11 a.m. -1 p.m.)
    Irvine, CA

    Northern California – August 23
    10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 11 a.m. -1 p.m.)
    San Francisco, CA


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