College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
College of Science and Engineering

Volunteer opportunities

More than 500 alumni, parents, and friends of the college volunteer each year to help with programs that benefit students, the college, and the community. Your gift of time – whether a few hours or a longer commitment – will make a difference!

Contact Alumni Relations to be placed on the volunteer list or be connected with the right organization: Ann Terry at or 612-626-1802.

Mentor a student

Several hundred industry professionals join the Mentor Program and help a student explore a career path. Mentor registration starts in September. Join the mentor program.

Provide career insight

Talk to students about careers in your field as part of a panel or a guest speaker for a careers class. Or provide students with informational interviews or practice interviews. Visit GoldPASS, the University's online career database to connect and engage with students in their career exploration.

Enrich the student experience

Support student programs and events with a gift of your time or professional expertise.

Recruit future students

Help gain commitments from accepted students by calling or hosting an event.

Support legislation

Join the Legislative Network and support the legislative and funding requests of the University. Join the University's Legislative Network.

Support K-12 outreach

Invest your time and talents in the next generation of scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Coach teams of 4th to 12th grade students involved in science and robotics competitions.

Help with alumni events

Welcome and register guests, as well as help with set-up and cleanup, for events like the public lectures and alumni reunions.