Ways To Make a Difference

Volunteering is a great way for UB Alumni to stay connected to their university. The following examples show ways you can become involved and have an impact on the lives of students and fellow alumni.


Summer Send Offs

Volunteering is a great way for UB alumni to stay connected to the university. The examples here show ways you can become involved and have an impact on the lives of students and fellow alumni.

Each August the UB Alumni Association invites incoming freshmen and their families to a picnic near their hometown to meet other new UB students and to learn from current students and recent grads. Regional summer picnics are slated for this summer in a number of cities across New York State. Share your stories and provide a warm welcome.

Freshman Move-In

On Thursday, August 21, new students will flock to UB’s North and South campuses. To help the move-in process go as smoothly as possible, volunteers are needed for a number of tasks—from providing directions and hauling boxes to calming the nerves of frazzled parents.

Meet-a-Mentor

Help UB students and recent grads choose a career, learn about the world of work and develop the networking skills they will need to succeed. Being a mentor is a rewarding volunteer experience that enables you to share your own background and experiences, and at times that work with your schedule.

Dinner for 12 Strangers

Host or cohost a dinner or brunch for a group of UB students to welcome them to the community and make the university seem a smaller, friendlier place.

For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, visit www.alumni.buffalo.edu/volunteer or call 1-800-284-5382.