» Volunteer Opportunities

Chapman’s campus is always buzzing with activities and events! Volunteering your time at Chapman events is a great way to get involved on campus and support your alma mater. Check back throughout the year and keep an eye out in the alumni e-newsletter for opportunities to volunteer at special events on campus. 

If you’re interested in volunteering your time at Chapman events, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at (714) 997-6681 or via e-mail.

In addition to the event and program opportunities listed below, serving on one of the five committees operated by the Alumni Association Board of Directors is a great way to get involved with your alma mater. Learn more »

Showcase your pride by displaying your Chapman degree in your home or office, your alumni license plate on your car, or even sport a Chapman t-shirt at events. Share your campus experiences with current students, attend an upcoming event, or sign up to be an alumni volunteer! 

+ - Event and Program Volunteer Opportunities

Midnight Breakfast
May and December
Midnight Breakfast is one of Chapman’s most beloved traditions. UPB is looking for alumni to volunteer their time at this annual event.
Contact: UPB director of special events and traditions

Senior Convocation
Join us at one of Chapman’s newest traditions to congratulate and distribute medals to graduating seniors.
Contact: Office of Alumni Engagement

Congratulate and distribute goody bags to the newest members of our alumni family as they cross the stage.
Contact: Office of Alumni Engagement

Summer Welcome Receptions
Join us in welcoming the incoming freshman class at our Summer Welcome Receptions across the country from Boston to Hawaii. We are looking to alumni to share Chapman stories, perspectives and advice with incoming freshmen from your home area and their families.
Contact: Office of Parent Engagement

+ - Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni Association Board Of Directors Committees
Volunteer your time by serving on one of the Alumni Association's four committees: communications, development, career and engagement. Learn more »

Young Alumni Involvement
Volunteer your time as a young alumni (alumni from the last decade) and help volunteer at Chapman events and plan events to bring the recent class years together throughout the year. 
Contact: Office of Alumni Engagement

5, 10 and 25 Year Reunion
Help plan your 5, 10 or 25 year reunion which will be held at Chapman University every year during Homecoming Weekend in October.
Contact: Sarah Buckley, coordinator of alumni engagement

50 Year Reunion
Help plan your 50 year reunion which will be held at Chapman University every year during Homecoming Weekend in October. 
Contact: Sarah Buckley, coordinator of alumni engagement

President’s Volunteer Service Award
Alumni are eligible for different levels of presidential recognition if they have performed 100+, 175+, or 250+ hours of community service within a 12 month timeframe. Awards are provided based on the qualities of the person nominated for the award.
Contact: Justin Koppelman, assistant director, student civic engagement

Alumni Guest and Event Bloggers
We’re looking for alumni contributors to the Chapman alumni blog. Blogs topics can range from career advice, alumni spotlight stories, event reporting after attending a Chapman event and more. 
Contact: Hallie Nicholson, assistant director of development communications

Alumni Social Media Ambassador
We’re looking for alumni to regularly check social media pages: Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin and respond to alumni comments and questions or make suggestions of content to post regularly on social media.  
Contact: Hallie Nicholson, assistant director of development communications

Diversity & Equity Initiatives Student Groups and Organizations
Connect with students and become a panelist, speaker, mentor and/or advisor for student groups and organizations such as American Sign Language Club, Black Student Union, Chapman Feminists, Disability Alliance of Chapman, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.), Queer Straight Alliance (formerly known as GLBA), and more.
Contact: Erin Pullin, director, diversity & inclusion

Chapman's Greatest Traditions
The University Program Board (UPB) is looking to bring back treasured Chapman traditions and needs alumni to help identify traditions from the past decades. If there are any traditions or events you enjoyed during your time at Chapman that you would like to see brought back, contact Jordan Olson.
Contact: UPB director of special events and traditions

Panther Pride
UPB is looking for alumni who are interested in sharing and helping create ideas to promote Panther Pride at Chapman, and especially at athletic events.
Contact: UPB director of special events and traditions

Panther Nights
Hosted by UPB, Panther Nights brings students together for some fun every Friday evening. UPB is looking for alumni to share their talents, their short films for movie nights and much more for this weekly event.
Contact: UPB Panther Nights director 

+ - Career Services and Mentorship Volunteer Opportunities

Think Chapman First!

Think Chapman First! is a referral program designed to encourage Chapman University alumni, family, and friends to consider CU graduates and students when hiring for internships or jobs.  If you or your company is looking for bright talent to fill roles within the organization, look no further than our outstanding Chapman alumni and students. 

If you are interested in receiving applicants and candidates from Chapman University, submit your internship or career opportunity via email

Alumni Speakers for Chapman Chats

Dessert & Dialogues are conversations led by alumni from different professional industries. These take place in the evening to facilitate our speakers’ schedules. The Dessert & Dialogues encourage connections and networking and consist of 1-3 alumni speakers, who visit with a number of students over dessert and coffee in a roundtable setting. If you are interested in participating in a Dessert and Dialogue, contact Brady Hogan '92 (MBA '14), director, alumni engagement, at (714) 744-7970 or via e-mail.

Alumni Speakers for Career Lounge Events

A Career Lounge is an informational career fair, where alumni mentors have a table or section of the student lounge. Students can visit professionals as they circulate around the room. These events are held numerous times per year to provide students with the opportunity to “pick the brains” of the professionals and executives presented at the Career Lounge in a casual setting. If you are interested in participating in a Career Lounge, contact Brady Hogan '92 (MBA '14), director, alumni engagement, at (714) 744-7970 or via e-mail.

+ - Host an Event

Host a Chappy Hour in Your Region

On the third Thursday of every other month, Chapman grads across the country get together for happy hour, networking and of course, fun!  The primary goal of Chappy Hour is to build a stronger Chapman network across the country. Relationships made at Chappy Hour have resulted in new friendships, job opportunities, and the recruitment of passionate alumni to reinvigorate their connection with Chapman. Visit the Activities and Events page for a schedule and complete listing of locations.

Chappy Hours are currently hosted in the following cities/regions: Orange County, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Washington D.C. and Denver.  If you’re interested in becoming a regional ambassador and hosting a Chappy Hour in your area, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Alumni Host, Speakers and Mentors for Welcome Receptions

Chapman families across the nation, from Boston to Hawaii are opening their homes this summer to host Welcome Receptions for new students and their families. These events provide a chance for incoming students to get to know their fellow classmates before beginning their lifelong journey as members of the Chapman community. Welcome Receptions are also a great opportunity for parents to meet members of the Chapman community including alumni, current students, incoming students, families, and Chapman staff, who are all ready to welcome them to the Chapman Family!

If you’re interested in hosting or attending a Welcome Reception in your area, contact the Office of Parent Engagement at (714) 997-6558 or via e-mail.  

Host an Alumni Networking Roundtable

Hosted every other month at a different location in Orange County, Alumni Networking Roundtables are designed for alumni who are employed or in transition and are interested in expanding their professional network. Roundtables are an optimal way to introduce your business, yourself and your career aspirations to fellow Chapman University alumni, who may have the connections you need to help you accomplish your goals. Attendees bring a brief, one page résumé of their education and skills, work experience and companies being targeted for employment. At the conclusion of the event, you will have not only made some new connections, but also potentially better positioned yourself for an opportunity to fulfill your career goals. Business casual attire is recommended. For more information on hosting an alumni networking roundtable, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement.

Host a Regional Event

The Office of Alumni Relations plans events throughout the country every year and we welcome the help of our alumni. You can host an alumni event by selecting a date, make arrangements with the venue or open your home or business to the event, and serve as our point person at the event. Alumni Relations will take care of the website and email communications, collect RSVPs, and send a package to the host with nametags, sign in sheets and giveaways. For more information about hosting a regional event, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement.

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