UCI Volunteer Programs


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Who We Are

Volunteer Programs provides opportunities for community engagement and leadership development. Through mutually beneficial campus and community partnerships, students explore social issues by engaging in direct service, reflection, and critical dialogue. We aspire to be a resource that encourages and empowers the campus community to become global leaders.

NOTE: In an abundance of caution, many of the direct community service projects are on hold for the 2021-2022 academic year - please email volunteer@uci.edu.

College Corps at UCI 

UC Irvine is proud to be among 45 statewide campuses selected for the inaugural #CaliforniansForAll College Corps program, facilitated by Student Affairs.  

Students who are accepted into the College Corps program at UCI for the 2022-23 academic year will engage in community-serving opportunities that focus on food insecurity or climate action, while also receiving financial compensation and the option for academic credit among other benefits.

Led by California Volunteers and the California Office of the Governor, the College Corps program has three priorities across the state:

  • To engage college students in meaningful service to build leadership and civic responsibility
  • To promote academic success and economic well-being with students from diverse backgrounds
  • To support the work of community-based organizations in key local priorities, with UCI focusing on food insecurity and climate action opportunities

Apply here: College Corps at UCI application 

Learn more about UCI College Corps - collegecorps.uci.edu

What You'll Get

Each student serving as a College Corps Fellow for the 2022-23 academic year will receive:

  • An opportunity to create a more just, inclusive, and sustainable world by addressing climate change, and food insecurity in our community
  • $10,000 fellowship to help pay for college
  • Real-world job experience and resume-building skills
  • Access to trainingnetworking, and professional development opportunities
  • Connections with fellows throughout California via a virtual community platform and regional events
  • A sense of pride and accomplishment in working toward a common purpose alongside young leaders from across the state

Join the COVP Team 

1-17 April

Job Opportunities with Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs

Join the Student Life & Leadership and COVP team for the 2022-2023 academic year...

Application is now open through April 17th

student staff application

ASUCI Elections 

11-15 April

Job Opportunities with Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs

Join the Student Life & Leadership and COVP team for the 2022-2023 academic year...

Application is now open through April 17th

student staff application

Our Programs

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Volunteer Appreciation Week is all about recognizing and thanking volunteers who positively impact our community. During this week, learn about volunteer or civic engagement opportunities, participate in a service project, and enjoy free activities and goodies (like tote bags and stickers!).

Community Service &
Leadership Fair

Find volunteer opportunities, internships, leadership roles, and field study sites. Meet non-profit organizations, campus departments and campus organizations! 

MLK Jr. Day of Service

"Make it a day on, not a day off." Jan. 18, 2021

Unity through Service: "Isang Bagsak, La Luche Sigue"

Join the Latinx Resource Center and Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs in collaboration with the Cross-Cultural Center for - Unity through Service: “One down, the struggle continues," a service-learning project where we will have a meaningful conversation about the farm worker’s movement after gleaning * at the Harvest Solutions Farm in Irvine. We will preserve the historical legacy and stories of many leaders important to the movement such as Dolores Huerta, Larry Itliong, Cesar Chavez, Philip Vera Cruz, Gilbert Padilla, and more.

Featured Service Opportunities

Get Involved in Service

Virtual Service Opportunities 

As we work remotely, service to others does not stop! Check out the many ways you or organization can engage in volunteering in a virtual way! Questions or to submit an opportunity email volunteer@uci.edu

Please note: These opportunities below are not sponsored by the Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs. Please follow general safety precautions and CDC guidelines.


Other Featured Service Opportunities 

Organization  Opportunity/Event SIGN UP/CONTACT
UCI Vaccinne Pod

Recruiting volunteers to help with on-campus vaccinations! Tasks include managing check-in, issuing wristbands, line management, etc. Snacks, lunch and breaks are provided. We have moved to a set Monday - Friday schedule with two 4.5 hour shifts from 7:30 am - 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Volunteer Registration
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
Our mission is simple: To feed a hot and nutritious meal to the homeless, the unemployed, the working poor, the mentally challenged, the physically challenged, senior citizens, and most importantly – the children. As a volunteer, your service may involve cooking, set-up, serving, donations sorting and stocking, and other tasks to make sure our guests are served as efficiently and lovingly as possible.  Watch our video.
Clean Up Give Back 

We are a national non-profit organization seeking student volunteers to help us clean up local communities and engage others to care about the environment. These volunteering opportunities allow for students to help their community while social distancing in the great outdoors. 

Social Bridging Project
The Listos California Social Bridging Project, offers a way to volunteer from home alongside hundreds of other Bridgers to reach thousands of Californians and have a meaningful impact on their lives. 65,000 vulnerable Californians were helped by Bridgers in 2020.
Bridgers make calls to Californians using easy to use phone banking tools. Bridgers have access to professionally prepared scripts and vetted reference materials and are supported by our skilled team with thorough training and have direct support during service.

Want your volunteer opportunity to be featured? E-mail volunteer@uci.edu with details of your service opportunity.