UCI Volunteer Programs

Affiliation Process for Registered Campus Organizations

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The Volunteer Programs affiliation process is for Registered Campus Organizations (RCOs) interested in getting more involved with our office and whose organizations goals aligns with our mission.  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. 

Applications for 2018-2019 will be accepted throughout the academic year.


- Re-register with Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs and pay the registration fee. This is not automatic even if your organization was recognized as an RCO during the past academic year. Be sure to indicate your organization's request to affiliate with Volunteer Programs during the registration process. For questions about the re-registration process, please contact the Office of Campus Organizations & Volunteer Programs at (949) 824-5181.

- Meet with the Assistant Director of the office of Volunteer Programs. All new RCOs who have previously not affiliated with us must schedule a meeting with our Assistant Director at https://calendly.com/akeam/orgmeetings/

- Attend quarterly affiliates meetings. Your organization must attend quarterly affiliates meetings at the Volunteer Programs Office. These meetings are mandatory and are facilitated by our professional staff. Each RCO must send at least one board member to these meetings. Meeting dates to be announced.

- Share with your members Volunteer Programs and activities during organization meetings or through listservs or other communication avenues.


- Receive updates and announcements regarding unique leadership opportunities, upcoming events, workshops and resources for your organization.

- Be directly connected with the Volunteer Programs professional staff, who can assist you in planning service projects and working with community partners.

- Be advised on relevant topics such as event planning, budgeting, dialogue facilitation, and risk management.

- Network with other student groups engaged in direct service, reflection, critical dialogue, and community engagement. Have more visibility of your organizations among other service based organizations.

- Obtain information about relevant leadership and internship opportunities and upcoming on-campus events.

- Have the opportunity to have a table at the Leadership & Community Service Fair in Winter Quarter.

- Be a part of a community of affiliate organizations that support one another:

      - Share organizational goals, events, activities.

      - Discuss challenges or support needed for growth

      - Share ideas and best practices to help other organizations succeed

      - Have the opportunity to collaborate and develop new programs or initiatives

Questions? Contact volunteer@uci.edu