Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to the success of the University of Miami. From organizing national outreach activities to serving as online career advisors to students, there are many opportunities to make a significant impact. Regardless of your talents and skills, you will find volunteer opportunities that fit into your schedule and allow you to stay connected to the University community.

Below is a list of the many volunteer opportunities through which you can share your time and skills. 

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Title Description Location Help Program/Department
’Cane Connections Through this free online connection service alumni can volunteer as a career contact/mentor for fellow alumni and students that have access to the site. The site also allows alumni to search for old classmates, update your contact information, and make valuable career connections. Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Networking
Students
UM Alumni Association
’Canes Communities Get involved with a 'Cane Community in your area, either as a member or leader. Our 'Canes Communities provide alumni, parents, and friends the opportunity to participate in events and programs in their local areas while staying connected to UM. Complete the separate inquiry form online: Click here for our U Connect form. Where You Live Alumni
Events
Networking
UM Alumni Association
Alumni Awards Ceremony The UM Alumni Association awards individuals who have been successful in their given field, made a significant impact through community service, or have been actively involved with the University or Alumni Association in a special spring reception. Nominations are accepted year-long at alumni.miami.edu. On Campus Alumni
Events
UM Alumni Association
Alumni Board of Directors Support the University of Miami as a member of the UM Alumni Association Board of Directors. Members of this governing body of the Association assist in policy making while serving as ambassadors in their community to reconnect other alumni back to their alma mater. On Campus Alumni
Events
Networking
UM Alumni Association
Alumni Business Owners and Patrons Program Are you a University of Miami alumnus and own your own company? Then sign up to participate in the Alumni Business Owners and Patron program. Through the program, alumni owners offer discounts to alumni for services rendered through their company. Promote your company and support your alma mater at the same time! Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Networking
Promotions
UM Alumni Association
Alumni Career Coach If you are a UM alumni professional career coach, contact us to offer your servicesby providing career advice to students and alumni. Service would include one-on-one training, webinars, or teleconference sessions. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Networking
Students
Career Services and Education
Alumni Weekend and Reunions Reconnect with your alma mater by becoming involved with a reunion committee, volunteering during the weekend, or helping with special projects leading up to Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. We hope to see you at one of the numerous events that take place during the weekend including UM Experience, Alumni Avenue, and the official homecoming pregame celebration . We have several volunteer opportunities available whether you live in South Florida or around the world and will help you find the opportunity that fits your time and talents. On Campus
Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Promotions
UM Alumni Association
Band of the Hour Alumni Association Since 1993, the Band of the Hour Association has been drumming up support for the "Band of the Hour" with the help of alumni and friends, through advancement, service, and a commitment to the traditions of the University of Miami. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Networking
Frost School of Music
Black Alumni Society Founded in 1989 by a dedicated group of alumni, the University of Miami Black Alumni Society is committed to serving and uniting African-American, African, Caribbean, Black, and African descended alumni for the purpose of providing networking bonds with Black students. It strives to facilitate a comprehensive network among alumni, students, and faculty of the University in advancing the interest and needs of our community, and promoting the rich history of black alumni at UM. The Black Alumni Society raises scholarship money for deserving Black students, sponsors alumni networking activities, hosts career forums and works to connect students and alumni. Visit our website for a description of the committees and the current chair. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Networking
Students
UM Alumni Association
College of Engineering Alumni Association Stay connected with other alumni, current and former faculty, and students through the College of Engineering Alumni Association. The Association hosts a series of events throughout the year to keep alumni involved including a Homecoming Breakfast and Summer Send Off reception. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni College of Engineering
Festival Miami Usher Volunteer as part of Festival Miami! On the nights of ticketed concerts ushers are needed to collect ticket stubs, hand out Festival Miami program books, and insert program notes into program books. On Campus Alumni
Events
Frost School of Music
Friends of the Libraries The University of Miami Friends of the Libraries, a library support organization, was founded in 1960 by a group of University of Miami faculty, alumni, and community leaders. The Friends play a vital role in supporting programs, securing gifts, and funding projects for the Libraries and are instrumental in ensuring the University of Miami remains one of the foremost research institutions in the world. Community members interested in books, libraries, and learning are welcome to join the Friends of the Libraries. Members are invited to special events such as lectures, exhibit openings, and behind-the-scene tours. On Campus Alumni
Community
University of Miami Libraries
Golden Ibis Society The Golden Ibis Society, formerly known as the Old Timers Society, was started in 1975 by the late Ruth Linder Sutton, A.B. 30. The first event celebrated the classes of 1926 to 1936 at the home of Dr. Bowman Foster Ashe. Ruth and her husband O.B. Sutton, true pioneers of the University of Miami, felt strongly about the campus community coming together to celebrate the achievements of graduates. This annual tradition has since been incorporated into Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, and The Golden Ibis Society continues to be one of the most dedicated and active groups at UM. The opportunity to reminisce and enjoy our beautiful campus is only one piece of our annual tradition. By gathering at events such as our Annual Golden Ibis Society Celebration, and staying engaged in various ways at your alma mater throughout the year together we ensure the continued success of the University of Miami. On Campus Alumni UM Alumni Association
Green U Green U is the culmination of all efforts to increase sustainability throughout the University while educating the community to be stewards of the environment. From transportation solutions to recycling programs, public-awareness campaigns to research initiatives, Green U is helping the University of Miami grow greener every day. Visit the events tab on the website link to find out what events are coming up that you can get involved in! On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Community
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Kulula Project Minimum of one hour per week, with opportunities Monday - Thursdays (after school hours) Where You Live Community School of Education
Law Alumni Association's Young Alumni Committee (YAC) Members of the Young Alumni Committee (YAC) are volunteer representatives who serve as liaisons between their classmates, the Law School and the Law Alumni Association. The YAC consist of JD alumni from the Classes of 2001-2011. The YAC is comprised of five subcommittees including Communications & Public Relations, Events, Philanthropy & Fundraising, Student Recruitment and Student Transitions committees. The YAC also has Regional Representatives from across the country. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni School of Law
Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency Donate Life Ambassadors offer donor family members, transplant recipients and others who have been touched by donation or transplantation an opportunity to share their experiences and inspire our community to donate life. Volunteers raise awareness, encourage the public to register as donors, and help with bulk mailings and other office projects. Ambassadors can share their stories at health fairs and religious organizations, school presentations, and support community events and programs that reach diverse communities. Visit the main site and complete the volunteer form to volunteer. Where You Live Community Miller School of Medicine
Loyalty Society Varies On Campus
Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Networking
Promotions
Annual Giving
Medical Alumni Weekend Reunite with fellow medical alumni for a weekend full of events, class reunions, school tours, and lectures. On Campus Alumni
Events
Networking
Miller School of Medicine
Miami Circle Join Miami Circle and share your UM experiences with prospective students and their families in your community. You will have the opportunity to participate in activities ranging from assisting admission officers at college fairs to hosting and planning send-off parties for recently accepted students. Where You Live Alumni
Events
Office of Admission
Miller School of Medicine Alumni Association The mission of the Medical Alumni Association is to establish and enhance a mutually beneficial and enduring relationship between the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and its faculty, alumni and students. Become a member of the Medical Alumni Association and help to serve medical alumni in reconnecting back to their alma mater. On Campus Alumni
Events
Networking
Miller School of Medicine
Parent Connection Volunteers The Parent Connection is a volunteer program composed of current University of Miami parents who are interested in interacting with prospective admitted students and their parents as they navigate through the college selection process. On Campus
Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Events
Networking
Parents
Students
Office of Admission
Parents Council The Parents Council, a by invitation only group, seeks to involve parents of students in campus and regional activities, providing meaningful opportunities for involvement in the University of Miami. On Campus Events
Networking
Parents
Parents Program
Public Health Alumni Association Stay connected with other alumni, current and former faculty, and students through the Public Health Alumni Association. On Campus
Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Community
Events
Networking
Students
Miller School of Medicine
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Alumni Association Stay connected with other alumni, current and former faculty, and students through the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Alumni Association. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Networking
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
School of Business Mentor The School of Business Administration Mentor Program partners local professionals one-to-one with juniors, seniors and graduate students for career preparation assistance. Mentors and their proteges meet regularly throughout the academic year to discuss everything from study habits to career choices. Where You Live Alumni
Students
School of Business Administration
School of Law Alumni Association The University of Miami Law Alumni Association is one of the School's greatest strengths. With over 18,000 active members located throughout all 50 states and in over 66 countries, the Association provides a powerful national and global network. Our alumni generously share their time and resources with the School of Law and with their respective communities. By doing so, they help strengthen the School's position among the nation's best law schools and further enhance the value of their law degrees. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni School of Law
School of Law Alumni Volunteer Volunteer to assist prospective students, current students, or recent graduates. Whether you graduated last year or many years ago, you probably remember that making the transition from law student to attorney can be a daunting process. Our students and recent graduates seek opportunities to speak with practicing attorneys to learn about different practice areas and gain a better understanding of various legal communities. If you would like to be a member of our alumni network, please complete the Alumni Volunteer Form. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni School of Law
School of Law Career Development Office The Career Development Office (CDO) is committed to assisting students and graduates of the University of Miami School of Law with their job search and professional development needs. School of Law alumni can volunteer in the following ways: mentor a law student, participate in an informational career fair, speak on a panel, participate in the Speaker Series, post an internship or full-time job, serve as a contact for law students and recent graduates seeking information about working in different practice areas/geographic locations, be a guest speaker to undergraduate pre-law groups in your geographic area, join an admissions recruiter at a local event, represent Miami Law at a recruiting event, and e-mail/call admitted students to welcome them to Miami Law and answer questions. On Campus
Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Networking
Students
School of Law
School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumni Association Stay connected with other alumni, current and former faculty, and students through the School of Nursing and Health Studies Alumni Association. Increase your involvement in our healthcare community by participating in your class reunion, organizing an alumni event in your city, or by giving financially to support student scholarships and other programs that promote the ongoing efforts of the UM School of Nursing & Health Studies. We will help you to create a network of social and professional connections, share milestones in your life, mentor new alumni, but most importantly stay connected with friends and your UM family and make a difference! On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Networking
School of Nursing and Health Studies
School/College Alumni Groups Representatives of constituent specific Alumni Associations that serve to carry out the mission of the association through a variety of social, cultural and educational events for alumni. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Networking
UM Alumni Association
Special Interest Groups Representatives of constituent specific Alumni Associations that serve to carry out the mission of the association through a variety of social, cultural and educational events for alumni. Alumni can serve as members of the group or officers. Examples include Black Alumni Society and UM Sports Hall of Fame, to name a few. On Campus Alumni
Events
Networking
UM Alumni Association
Student Engagement Program The Student Engagement Program works to establish a relationship between the UM Alumni Association and current students, our Alumni in Training, to raise awareness of student and alumni benefits, services, and opportunities as well as help to ensure student leaders become alumni leaders. We are seeking alumni who are interested in direct interactions with students; encouraging them to stay connected with the UM Alumni Association as students and post-graduation. Volunteer opportunities include interacting with current students at student-alumni events such as an industry-specific networking reception, volunteering at a campus event, sharing your story at a Student Alumni Ambassador meeting, participating in the Student Alumni Ambassador candidate interview process, etc. On Campus Events
Networking
Students
UM Alumni Association
The Buoniconti Fund To Cure Paralysis In an effort to enhance the research efforts of the scientists at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, The Buoniconti Fund established volunteer Chapters in 1992. These Chapters are a vital element to reaching The Miami Projects goal -- a cure for paralysis. The Chapters raise awareness and funds through various events and campaigns within their communities, some featuring a local or regional theme. Chapter fundraisers have included Wine Tasting, Poker and Casino Night, Comedy Night, Crabfeast, Game Night with football or baseball, Happy Hour, Golf Tournament, Reverse Raffle, Cocktail Reception, Gala Dinner, Silent & Live Auction, Marathon and more. Where You Live Alumni
Community
Promotions
Miller School of Medicine
The Launch Pad The Launch Pad is always looking to grow its community of entrepreneurs. There are many ways for students, alumni and community members to get involved! To find out about being a speaker, helping in the Social Entrepreneurship, Science and Technology, and Women's initiatives, or investing in UM entrepreneurs, please contact The Launch Pad. The Launch Pad hosts over 100 events per calendar year bringing a diverse program of speakers to campus. Contact them if this could be you! On Campus Alumni
Students
The Launch Pad
Toppel Career Center The Toppel Career Center offers numerous opportunities for alumni to become involved in the career development of UM students: -Sponsor a career event -Volunteer to review resumes and/or conduct mock interviews -Serve on a panel to share your career experience -Participate in networking events with students -Hire a student for full time jobs or internships (www.hireacane.com) On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Students
Toppel Career Center
UM Sports Hall of Fame Alumni Association The UM Sports Hall of Fame Alumni Association recognizes student athletes, coaches and administrators who have contributed the most to Hurricane Athletics over the years. On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni UM Alumni Association
University of Miami Annual Giving See Description On Campus Alumni Annual Giving
University of Miami Law Alumni Association Achievement Award The Law Alumni Association, in its quest to expand its reach into the national alumni community, established the University of Miami Law Alumni Association Achievement Award. The goal is to recognize alumni on a national and international level, whose professional achievements and service to the communities at large have earned them the recognition of distinguished alumni. Submit your nomination of individuals who fulfill the criteria: "Individuals who are graduates of the University of Miami School of Law and who have excelled in his/her chosen profession, in the public or private sector, or in service to the legal community." Online/Virtual Alumni School of Law
Volunteer Opportunities at Sylvester Volunteer as a patient ambassador, work with the cancer resource center, or help out with special events all in conjunction with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System. Sylvester welcomes individuals, age 15 and older, to volunteer their time to help patients, faculty, and staff. Opportunities are available at Sylvester in Miami, Deerfield, Plantation, and Kendall. (Soon in Coral Springs and Coral Gables.) On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Community
Miller School of Medicine
Young Alumni Giving Varies On Campus
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Networking
Annual Giving
Young Alumni Leadership Council The Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC) is a by invitation only group of the University of Miami's most prominent young alumni (graduates of the past 10 years, typically between the ages of 21 and 35). Its purpose is to shepherd the development of young alumni leaders in ways that deepen their connection and commitment to the University and prepares them for active engagement in alumni life. Members are selected nationally to address the unique needs, challenges, and perspectives of young alumni through the review and recommendation of young alumni benefits and services, development of strategies for effective communication, and the creation of opportunities for young alumni such as career and social networking, and volunteer engagement. Members will also lead the young alumni community in supporting the importance of annual giving. On Campus
Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Networking
UM Alumni Association
Young Alumni Program The Young Alumni Program fosters and sustains the active involvement of young alumni in the support of the University of Miami and the UM Alumni Association, providing graduates of the last decade with information, leadership opportunities, and resources to connect virtually and regionally with fellow alumni. We are seeking young alumni who are personally committed to remaining active and engaged with UM through involvement and philanthropic support, and willing to share and encourage this commitment among their peers. On Campus
Online/Virtual
Where You Live
Alumni
Events
Networking
Promotions
UM Alumni Association