Volunteer to Make a Difference
Share your Tartan pride, make new CMU experiences, connect with old friends and make new ones by volunteering at Carnegie Mellon University. The CMU Alumni Association is here to connect you with opportunities that fit your skills, interests and schedule. We can help potential volunteers learn more about getting involved and current volunteers access resources and opportunities.
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Who are CMU volunteers?
Carnegie Mellon University volunteers are the university's greatest advocates, force multipliers and our most loyal Scots. They are alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends — just like you! Each year, between 3,000 and 4,000 unique individuals volunteer for CMU in some capacity.
What do CMU volunteers do?
There are so many ways to volunter for CMU and share your pride and experiences with other members of the community. We list those opportunities on our Prospective Volunteers page. Additionally, many of the colleges, departments and organizations on campus have volunteer opportunities available. Feel free to reach out to them, as well.
Where do CMU volunteers live?
CMU Tartans are found across the United States in every region and all around the world — and you can volunteer from wherever you may be.
When do CMU volunteers work?
Each volunteer group is active during different times of the year and requires varying amounts of time. You'll learn more as you explore the CMU volunteer opportunities to find a fit that's right for you.
Why volunteer for CMU?
The best people to answer this question are CMU volunteers themselves:
- To stay connected to CMU
- To be part of a university-wide volunteer community
- To express pride in my alma mater
- To improve the current student experience
- To help the university grow
- To network and gain useful experiences
- To maintain and develop friendships and relationships
- To give back