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Reconnect with classmates. Make a difference in students’ lives. Help ensure Cal is equitable and accessible to all. You can do all this and more when you volunteer with CAA.

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Volunteer with an Alumni Chapter

With more than 90 chapters and online communities—including identity and special-interest groups—it’s easy to find your place to give back among your fellow Golden Bears.

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Greet New Students at Summer Welcome Parties

Every year, Alumni Chapters around the country organize gatherings to welcome incoming Cal students, introduce them to Cal traditions, and share alumni stories.

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Volunteer with the Alumni Scholars Program

Alumni around the world help us to select more than 800 scholarship recipients annually! CAA is seeking application readers, interviews and scholarship chairs. This is a great way to connect with current students and meet with alumni.

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Student Support

Our experiences at Cal may change through the years, but students say one thing is constant: the support they receive from alumni enriches their time at Berkeley. Get to know the many ways you can show your support for students today.

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Why I Volunteer with CAA

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    “I like to maintain relationships with campus faculty, administrations, and students. Also, I’ve seen how beneficial it is to have alumni participate in events. Having alumni involved when I was a student helped shape a lot of my views, led me to make certain decisions, take job offers, and created a sense of community for me.”

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    “When you see a diamond in the rough and you know they have ‘the goods,’ sometimes all it takes is saying, ‘You can do this.’ Hearing ‘I can do it’ from students, and them believing it, is what I enjoy most about volunteering.”

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    “My favorite volunteer highlight was an exchange between an incoming student from Kenya and an African American alum who worked in the country post-graduation. It was a perfect example of Cal’s global reach and the amazing connections between past and future Berkeleyans.”

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There are so many ways you can give back to the UC Berkeley community—from Alumni Chapters to advocacy to mentorship. Come join your fellow Golden Bears!

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