Volunteer Opportunities

Looking to deepen your connection to the University of Richmond? Sharing your time and talent as a volunteer is a fantastic way to do so! From regional to virtual, there are several ways to give back. Explore the possibilities below.

Questions? Contact us at alumnievents@richmond.edu or (804) 289-8030.
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  • Regional Leaders & Contacts

    Regional Leaders

    Dedicated and energetic regional leaders serve as connectors, hosts, and ambassadors in regions that have a significant concentration of Spider alumni. The primary role of a regional leader is to help plan, host, and promote events that foster local alumni connections to their alma mater and one another. Learn more.

    Regional Contacts

    Friendly and hospitable regional contacts agree to be available as a resource for local and new alumni in their regions. Information for regional contacts will be listed on the alumni website in order for fellow alumni to connect with them as desired. Learn more.

  • Reunion Committee Volunteers

    As a member of the University of Richmond alumni community, Reunion Committee Volunteers are one of the University’s most powerful advocates. These volunteers contact classmates about coming back and giving back, helping them to reconnect with one another and with the University. By volunteering on your Reunion Committee, you could play an even larger part in the life of the University.

    To get involved with reunion, e-mail reunion@richmond.edu

  • Recent Graduate Regional Council

    Recent Graduate Regional Council members are passionate University of Richmond ambassadors who encourage other young alumni to actively engage with and support UR. They are seen as UR’s emerging recent alumni leaders with their support of the UR Alumni Association (URAA) as well as the larger university community. RGRC members are also often found in other UR regional and reunion leadership roles.

  • Spider Supporter

    Spirited Spider supporters are a group of volunteers committed to offering their time on an as-needed basis. This is a low time commitment role in which volunteers are on a contact list and asked to promote various University of Richmond initiatives and be open to lending a hand with regional events should a need arise.

    The primary responsibility is an annual commitment to write a letter to current students reflecting on your experiences as a Spider and introducing them to the alumni network.

    Interested in becoming a Spider Supporter? Email alumnievents@richmond.edu or call (804) 289-8030.

  • Virtual Volunteers

    Share your professional expertise, knowledge, and insights with fellow alumni as a virtual speaker. Virtual volunteers work with Alumni Relations to host a virtual event via Zoom to the at-large alumni community. There is also the opportunity to pre-record content to share with fellow Spiders!

    Questions? Contact us at alumnievents@richmond.edu or (804) 289-8030.

  • Recruiting and Hiring

     

    CAREER SERVICES CONTACT

    Becca Shelton, Assistant Director/Career Advisor
    bshelton@richmond.edu
    (804) 289-8547

  • Nominate Someone for the URAA Board

    You may nominate someone you think would be a valued addition to the University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA) Board of Directors. The URAA Board of Directors is fortunate to receive a lot of nominations and reviews each one carefully. You can submit a nomination online, or send names and qualifications to the University of Richmond Alumni Association at uraa@richmond.edu.

    Learn more.

  • Alumni Recruitment Committee

    The University of Richmond relies upon the support of dedicated and enthusiastic alumni volunteers. The Alumni Recruitment Committee (ARC), a network of several hundred alumni volunteers, supports the efforts and initiatives of the Office of Admission.

    Learn more about the committee, volunteer opportunities, and training resources. 

Expectations for Volunteers

  • Collaborate with Alumni Relations to develop lifelong connections between alumni and UR.
  • Respond to communication from Alumni Relations staff and fellow alumni.
  • Support University of Richmond events and initiatives.
  • Maintain confidentiality with all personal data used in assigned tasks.
  • Make an annual gift of any size to the University of Richmond.