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Looking for a way to contribute with your time and talent? Whether on campus or closer to home, find your inspiration today. Learn more about current and upcoming opportunities in addition to our signature programs below.


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Current Opportunities

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Alumni Scholarship Reviewers

We are seeking alumni volunteers to participate in the annual Alumni Leadership Scholarships review and selection process of our exceptional candidates. This commitment allows for flexibility when it comes to your pace and availability, in the comfort of your own home, over the two-week review period. The process is aided by training documentation and materials as well as a dedicated point of contact who is available to assist at every step of the way. Those who express interest via the form link will be provided with more information before committing. Please share your interest by May 3.

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Take a Triton to Work: Career Experiences for Students

Take a Triton to Work

Take a Triton to Work pairs students with UC San Diego alumni for professional development guidance via a career exploration conversation or job shadowing opportunity. Alumni meet with current students to share their career journey, industry knowledge and expertise, and answer questions. These experiences are a great way for students to learn more about fields of interest and to hear first-hand how alumni are using their degrees.

Learn about Take a Triton to Work

Alumni 101

Alumni 101 Panelists

Alumni 101 is a moderated professional development conversation led by UC San Diego alumni for current students. Topics focus on life after graduation and leverage the experiences of alumni along with the expertise of career advisors. Students gain valuable networking practice, learn the interpersonal skills needed to enter and succeed in their career and also understand how their studies, projects and experiences can be applied after graduation. If you'd like to get involved, contact Paula Thomas '87 at

Get Involved with Alumni 101

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Tritons Connect Mentors


You've walked in their shoes. Now, help them find their path. Join Tritons Connect and sign up to mentor students and alumni.

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Triton Table Talk Speakers

Triton Table Talks are casual and comfortable professional development conversations on a variety of career-building and lifelong learning topics. Each virtual experience is an opportunity for UC San Diego alumni and students to meet and interact with fellow Tritons, build connections and gather professional guidance in an informal group setting. Contact Paula Thomas at to get involved

Become a Table Talk Speaker

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Admissions Alumni Ambassadors

Assist the UC San Diego Office of Admissions in serving as one of their first Alumni Ambassadors. This volunteer program allows you to share your Triton pride at UC San Diego's admission and yield events, sharing your story with prospective and admitted students. Students are eager to hear from you! Connect with students, families, friends and alumni worldwide — especially in your hometown.

Become an Admissions Ambassador

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English-in-Action (EIA) Volunteers

Remotely, in person on campus or in person off campus

Partner with the International Students & Programs Office's (ISPO) to have the rewarding experience of sharing cultures as you assist international students and associates in improving their English language skills.

Signature Programs

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Homecoming Reunions

Reunions offer a unique opportunity to celebrate the past, while looking to the future and the promise of potential. Participate as a reunion committee lead or member. Help guide your class or affinity group in commemorating a milestone, while ensuring a memorable celebration of this important event.

Get Involved in Homecoming

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Regional and Affinity Clubs

UC San Diego Alumni Regional Clubs (more than 25 around the world) help alumni connect to each other and the university with opportunities for service, social and professional networking. Regional alumni clubs host career networking nights, lectures, community service activities, sporting events, family picnics, mixers and much more. There are also alumni affinity groups based on profession, area of study, culture and other interests. Applications open year-round.

Join an Alumni Regional Club or Affinity Group

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Triton 5K

Serve as a volunteer to support our biggest alumni event of the year, the Triton 5K. The annual 3.1 mile run is a 20+ year old campus tradition that supports student scholarships. Volunteer responsibilities include handing out registration packets, cheering on runners, offering water and more. Volunteer opportunities are a lot of fun and cover three days. Take your pick, choose your slot and help out!

Volunteer for the Triton 5K

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UC San Diego Global Days of Service

Participate in our biggest volunteer event of the year! For six years, UC San Diego has been making a difference in local schools and the community through the Alumni Day of Service. Projects have included clean up, beautification and tutoring programs at Bayside Elementary (Imperial Beach), Ross Elementary (Clairemont), Oneonta Elementary (Imperial Beach), Avondale Elementary (Spring Valley), Zamorano Fine Arts Academy (Paradise Hills) and North Chollas Community Park. The annual event is fun for the entire family, and a meaningful way to collectively make a big impact. Make a Triton difference and participate in a local project or create one for alumni living outside of the San Diego region.

Get Involved with Global Days of Service

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New Triton Welcome Event

Join us for a New Triton Welcome Event in your region! Come welcome incoming students at a casual outdoor picnic and share wisdom, tips/tricks and more about your UC San Diego experience. Details coming soon!

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