University of California, Riverside

Parents Association

Volunteer Opportunities


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 Alyssa Cotter at (951) 827-2586 or email to get started.  Earning points is easy and fun!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Highlander Summer Orientations - July & August 2016
    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. Parents are needed to staff the Parents Association table and be available to answer questions of incoming families at the Family Panel session. 

    Staff the Parents Association Table
    Hand out information about the Parents Association and speak to parents of incoming students about any questions they might have.
    Time:  12:30 pm—1:30 pm
    Dates:  August 1, 4, 15

    Family Q&A Session
    Share  your positive experiences as a parent of a UCR student. Help answer questions about experiences with your student’s transition into college life.
    Time:  1:30pm —3:15 pm
    Dates: August 5, 9, 19

    Sign up today!

  • New Student Socials - August 2016
    The UCR Alumni Association, in conjunction with Undergraduate Admission, is hosting three New Student Socials 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.

    Diamond Bar – Saturday, August 13
    8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.)
    Sycamore Canyon Park, Diamond Bar, CA
    Volunteer at Sycamore Canyon Park!

    Riverside – Saturday, August 13
    12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
    UC Riverside, Pentland Bear Cave
    Volunteer at UCR!

    Orange County – August 27
    10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (includes set up and clean up. Event runs 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
    Irvine, CA
    Volunteer at Mason Regional Park!

  • Parent Spotlight: Tell us your UCR story! Share a photo of you and your student to be featured.
    Submit your story today! 

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