University of California, Riverside

Parents Association

Volunteer Opportunities

PA Volunteer Page - Dec 2017

Get Involved and Get Rewarded

Volunteering with the UCR Parents Association is a great way to earn participation points towards the coveted "Reserved Seating" section at your student's Commencement ceremony. Each volunteer activity is worth one point.

Here are our volunteer opportunities for Winter and Spring of 2018. Please contact for more information.

Winter Parent Meeting, February 10, 2018: HUB 302

Help at the check-in table and meet some of our fellow UCR parents. Volunteer work begins at 9 a.m. Contact now, as spots are filling up.

*Parent of the Year Essay Review Committee: Do this from home

Review and score essays written by students about the positive influence their parents have had on their lives and the lives of others. This volunteer opportunity takes place in April and can be completed from home. Contact now, as spots are filling up.

Highlander Day, April 7, 2018: UCR Campus

Volunteer to staff the Parents Association table at Highlander Day. Share your positive experiences as a UCR parent with prospective students and their families. Shifts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be made available in March, 2018.

*Highlander Day of Service, April 21, 2018: Various Locations

Join a service project in your area or create your own project. Check back in February for the link to the Highlander Day of Service page, for more information and registration.

Spring Parent Meeting and Parent of the Year Announcement, May 19, 2018: Alumni & Visitors Center

Help at the check-in table and meet some of your fellow UCR parents. Volunteer work begins at 9 a.m. Contact now, as spots are filling up.

2018 Commencement, June 15 – June 19: UCR Campus

Check back in January for a link the 2018 Commencement website for your planning. Registration to volunteer will open in April or May of 2018.

*Parent Spotlight, Opportunities Available Year-round: Do this from home

Did you know that you can also earn a point toward reserved seating at Commencement by sharing you story? Our Parent Spotlight rotates about every other month. Here we share the stories of Highlander parents from a range of backgrounds. Contact for more information.

Additional volunteer opportunities available through the SAA Career Exploration Conferences and Dinners with Alumni taking place on the UCR campus. You don’t have to be alumni to share your experiences in your industry with current students and young alumni. Click here to learn more.

*These activities are best for parents who live outside the area and are unable to volunteer on campus.

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) 398-4887