Carnegie Mellon University

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.

Potential Volunteers

Explore volunteer opportunities at CMU

Current Volunteers

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 Explore volunteering at CMU:

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. 

Learn more about becoming a CMU volunteer.

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.

Complete the Volunteer Interest Form to be contacted about becoming a volunteer at CMU.

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.


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.

Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form to find the perfect fit for your needs and goals.

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
Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form and a staff member will reach out to you with more information.