Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Listed below are just a few of the many opportunities for you to give back to USD. We hope you will consider becoming involved with the Alumni Association or with another part of campus. Take a look at the Volunteer Timeline for specific dates and descriptions of activities. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (619) 260-4819.
- Pass out free food to students at Finals Feeding Frenzy
- Be a volunteer at registration or in the beer garden at the Homecoming Picnic and Tailgate
- Be an advocate for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund and the Alcalá Alumni Fund and encourage alumni to give back to USD in any way that they can
- Support the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund as a volunteer at the USD Wine Classic
Homecoming and Reunions
- Be a member of the Homecoming Committee and help to plan the weekend
- Fundraise for your Class Reunion Gift
- Be a Class Reunion Ambassador and call classmates to get them back for the weekend
- Get involved with a Regional Chapter in one of the following areas: San Diego, North County San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside/San Bernardino, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, New York, Washington D.C. or Honolulu.
- If you live internationally, we invite you to join our groups in Mexico, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and the Middle East.
- Read student scholarship applications and select recipients for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship, Terry Whitcomb ’53 Alumni Scholarship, Kyle O’Connell Memorial Scholarship, Daniel Burkett Memorial Scholarship, and the Senior Class Legacy Scholarships
- Speak at a student organization meeting or class about your USD experience
- Join a panel of alumni to talk with students or parents about the student experience and future careers
- Share your wisdom and experiences with seniors about life after graduation
- Join the USD Preceptor Program and share your experience with first-year undergraduate students
- Become a career mentor on the Torero Network
- Attend Take a Torero to Lunch and share career advice with students
- Mentor freshman students as an alumni preceptor
Volunteer Admissions Network-Click here
to let us know how you're interested in getting involved!
- Help the Admissions Team to recruit and retain the best students by attending college fairs, making congratulatory phone calls, attending receptions or interviewing out-of-town students.
School of Business
- Join the Parent Relations Team in different cities around the country to meet with incoming freshman students during the summer and share your USD experience
School of Law
- Become a member of the SBA Alumni Council
- Mentor students in the MBA program
Alumni Advisor Program
- Mentor current students, come to Careers in the Law or be part of the directory
Brown Bag Discussion Series
- Meet with first year students to discuss certain topics about law school
Moot Court Competitions & Mock Trials
- Be a judge for these competitions
- Law Firm Challenge
- Class Agents
Pro Bono Legal Advocates
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
- Contact Steve Hartwell at (619) 260-2353.
Center for Awareness, Service & Action
- Act as a docent, or help to staff events and/or work in the office.
- Befriend a developmentally delayed person through individual mentoring and large group activities.
- Students promote environmental education on-campus and in the community through environmental/marine biology workshops for local elementary schools and after-school projects.
- Provide assistance to CASA team leaders with one time events, i.e. Trick or Treat, natural disaster preparedness, Linda Vista Multicultural Fair, and other programs.
Shoes That Fit
- Provide shoes and clothing to local school children on a one-to-one basis. Children are identified by parents, teachers, and school nurses, and their needs are posted on campus.
- USD hosts an annual Special Olympics Basketball Tournament in April. Interact with the athletes and help with the event by keeping score, timing, preparing dinner or officiating a game.
- Volunteers tutor USD employees whose first language is not English. USD employees in turn can help teach their native language to the USD tutor. Tutors work one-on-one with their learner. Two-semester commitment is required.
- Meals are delivered to homebound AIDS and HIV patients in the San Diego area on Fridays from 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Make the lunchtime meal at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen on Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Monthly Tijuana Service:
- Each month an opportunity is offered to spend one day serving and learning in Tijuana, Mexico. Perfect for first timers. The monthly trip is generally taken the first Saturday of each month.
Hunger and Homelessness Week
- Serve the hungry and homeless and learn about the causes and solutions to the issues.
Interfaith Shelter Network
- Help staff a rotational shelter in San Diego during both fall and spring semester.