Why Alumni Volunteer

Why Alumni Volunteer

Giving back is an inherent part of all who hail from the University of Michigan, and our alumni see it as a way to embody their deeply rooted pride and spirit. It’s how they share their talent with the world. They’re Victors. Wolverines. Volunteers.

Alumni Volunteer is a platform that connects alumni with volunteer opportunities offered through the University, from academic schools and colleges to non-academic units across campuses, that honor their interdisciplinary expertise and general passion for volunteerism. When our alumni come together to lend a hand, the impact of our volunteer efforts reaches every corner of our global Michigan communities.

The Alumni Volunteer Code of Leadership

As members of the Michigan alumni family, we appreciate your dedication to lending a hand in the name of your alma mater. Serving as an alumni volunteer is ingrained in us all — it is a commitment to working in the best interests of the University, and not for personal, political, third party, or financial gain. This code of leadership was established to protect and honor that commitment, and to help all U-M campuses, schools, colleges, and units to fulfill our mission through alumni volunteerism. 

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through passionately creating, communicating, preserving, and applying the pillars of our preeminence: knowledge, art, and academic values. We strive to foster leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. Because we value your contribution as alumni volunteers, we expect you to wholeheartedly fulfill your moral obligations as a Wolverine volunteer by embodying this mission and executing your volunteer work with it in mind.

In addition, at the University of Michigan, our dedication to academic excellence for the public good and the advancement of knowledge is inseparable from our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As an alumni volunteer, you also support and represent this commitment. The Alumni Volunteer platform was created to honor individual identities by offering opportunities that celebrate different strengths, abilities, and contributions. When you lend a hand — wherever you are, however you can — you are joining other alumni volunteers as we strive to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world.

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