Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

Maroon & Gold Movement

We invite you to join the Maroon and Gold Movement! Wear your maroon and gold on Fridays and receive occasional U of M updates. Share your U of M story! #UMNProud. Make the pledge now and join the Maroon & Gold Movement!

College Fair Representative

Throughout the year, the University of Minnesota participates in targeted college fairs hosted by high schools and communities across the country. These fairs are designed to bring a number of colleges and universities to one location—exposing students and their families to a broad array of educational opportunities. The University attends these fairs to promote to students the opportunities they will find at the University of Minnesota, with the objective of getting the U of M in students' college choice sets. Conversations at fairs are focused on showcasing the U of M experience, the benefits of a U of M education, and encouraging students to visit campus and ultimately apply to the University. Register here to join the Alumni Ambassador Program.

What does a college fair representative do?

As a college fair representative, you will share your collegiate experiences with high school students, field questions, and hand out admissions materials on behalf of the University of Minnesota. Our college fair representatives:

  • Provide a welcoming, pressure-free environment in which interested students can gather information at their leisure.
  • Collect contact information from prospective students interested in receiving more information from the University.
  • Have friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitudes.

What does a college fair representative need to know?

Below you will find a short training session with more information about becoming a college fair representative.

Please note that if you are viewing this page on a mobile browser, you will need to visit our presentation page on Prezi to view this training. If you are viewing this page on a computer browser, you may watch it above.

Check out upcoming college fair volunteer opportunities at our National College Fair list. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please fill out our online form.

Goldy's Postcards of Pride

In a world filled with electronic communications, personalized handwritten notes are especially meaningful to prospective students. In fact, research shows that traditional mail is still one of the most impactful ways to connect with prospective high school students. Register here to join the Alumni Ambassador Program.

What does a Goldy's Postcards of Pride volunteer do?

As a Goldy's Postcards of Pride volunteer, individual alums will send handwritten notes congratulating the student on their admission to the U of M, giving each student a personal connection with alumni and the University of Minnesota.

What does a Goldy's Postcards of Pride volunteer need to know?

Below you will find a short training session with more information about participating in this program.

Please note that if you are viewing this page on a mobile browser, you will need to visit our presentation page on Prezi to view this training. If you are viewing this page on a computer browser, you may watch it above.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please fill out our online form.

Future Gopher Phone Corps

As Future Gopher Phone Corps volunteer, you will call admitted students to congratulate them on their admission, share your own U of M experiences, and encourage them to confirm their enrollment to the University of Minnesota. Your experiences as a U of M student and alum can help to showcase the benefits of attending a traditional college campus in the midst of a metropolitan area—affording students many internship and cultural opportunities. Sharing your love of the University will help students see themselves here and experience the impact of attending a University with a strong tradition for excellence. It will also illustrate the impact of a University with such a strong alumni community. Register here to join the Alumni Ambassador Program.

What does a Phone Corps volunteer do?

  • Contact admitted students about their admission to the University with a congratulatory phone call.
  • Relate positive personal experiences to the student's interests and goals, keeping conversations positive but honest.
  • Learn about what each student is seeking in a college experience by asking open-ended questions.

What does a Phone Corps volunteer need to know?

Below you will find a short training session with more information about participating in this program.

Please note that if you are viewing this page on a mobile browser, you will need to visit our presentation page on Prezi to view this training. If you are viewing this page on a computer browser, you may watch it above.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please fill out our online form.

Goldy's Coffee Crew

Goldy's Coffee Crew volunteers meet with individual students and their families to help them make a personal connection to the U of M. Alumni connections made at these meetings provide the personal touch and connection students and parents seek when determining whether a University is the right fit for the student. Register here to join the Alumni Ambassador Program.

What does a Goldy's Coffee Crew volunteer need to know?

Below you will find a short training session with more information about participating in this program.

Please note that if you are viewing this page on a mobile browser, you will need to visit our presentation page on Prezi to view this training. If you are viewing this page on a computer browser, you may watch it above.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please fill out our online form.

Admitted Student Event Host

Throughout the year, the University of Minnesota hosts several events for prospective students and their families. These events are planned and hosted by Office of Admissions staff, and alumni help us host by greeting students and families, and connecting students' interests with the many opportunities available to them at the University. Alumni participation in these events provides the personal touch and connection students and parents seek when determining whether a University is the right fit for the student.

These events serve as an opportunity for the Office of Admissions to work with alumni to bring the U of M to students living outside of the Twin Cities. Receptions focus on promoting the benefits of attending the University of Minnesota, encouraging admitted students to confirm their enrollment, and sharing with students the "next steps" towards a successful transition to the University. Register here to join the Alumni Ambassador Program.

What does an event host volunteer do?

Admitted student reception hosts:

  • Help determine a location for the event.
  • Mingle with students and their families.
  • Share their personal U of M experiences with students.

What does an event host volunteer need to know?

Below you will find a short training session with more information about participating in this program.

Please note that if you are viewing this page on a mobile browser, you will need to visit our presentation page on Prezi to view this training. If you are viewing this page on a computer browser, you may watch it above.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please fill out our online form.

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