A Culture of Service
Volunteer50 supports UC San Diego’s mission of public service by connecting our campus community with volunteer opportunities—including our campuswide signature events—and showcasing the collective impact of our volunteers. Whether you volunteer for one of our projects, or with the nonprofit of your choice, all community service counts toward your participation in the Volunteer50 initiative.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and make a direct impact on your community. When you join Volunteeer50, you’ll be the first to know about upcoming UC San Diego volunteer opportunities. You’ll also enjoy these added benefits:
Receive a free t-shirt when you participate in a Volunteer50 service project.
Track and Verify Hours
We make it easy to track your service hours online throughout the year. You can also have your service hours verified through Volunteer50.
Volunteer50 hosts an annual volunteer celebration in June. We also offer special giveaways throughout the year to thank volunteers.
The 50-Hour Challenge
Can you complete 50 hours or more of community service during the academic year? Volunteer50 gives special recognition to volunteers who meet this goal, a tradition that began during UC San Diego’s 50th anniversary.
Campus Volunteer Opportunities
UC San Diego offers many ways to get involved and make a difference.
Center for Student Involvement
Discover community service opportunities for UC San Diego students. From tutoring at local K-12 schools to social justice service abroad, the Center for Student Involvement is a one-stop-shop for students looking to get involved and give back.Learn More
The UC San Diego Staff Association creates community, champions staff interests and provides opportunities for professional networking and development.Learn More
UC San Diego Alumni
Connect with fellow alumni while participating in service with an impact. From group volunteer opportunties to virtual service, UC San Diego Alumni makes it easy to make a difference.Learn More
The Volunteer50 Committee is made up of volunteers from across campus. We are always looking for great volunteers to help plan and lead our service programming! To learn more about getting involved with the committee, send us an email.