Why Volunteer with CAA

Whether you want to come back to campus for the first time in 20 years, reconnect with classmates, build a stronger connection with the University, or make a difference in students’ lives; the Cal Alumni Association is a place where you can do it all!

We encourage you to read the stories from our passionate and dedicated alumni volunteers to find out what volunteering with the Cal Alumni Association can do for you.

Allyson Gipson BA ’84, M Arch. ’86
Alumna Exemplifies and Shares Cal’s Excellence
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Carol Kavanagh Clarke ‘60
Do you speak Cal?
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Program Spotlight - The Alumni Scholars Program

This summer, the Alumni Scholars Program completed the selection process of all incoming freshman/transfer students and worked with more than 1,200 alumni. One of our new Scholarship Chairs recounted her experience of helping build community with other Cal alumni: 

“This experience helped me build community by allowing me to connect and collaborate with Cal alumni who were also transfers, low-income, first-generation, underrepresented, and recent graduates. We brought about diversity within the interviewers while also welcoming new students and making ourselves available to them post-interview and in their personal transition to Cal. Also, personally, it was a great seeing myself on the other side of the process—as an interviewer and not the interviewee.” —Violeta Alvarez ’16

Check out this year’s recipients! »