By volunteering, alumni enrich the lives of current students and help build a vibrant community

An Invitation … To Give Back And Make Meaningful Connections

My UCD education and experience afforded me a great career and life. In retirement I welcomed the invitation by Alumni Relations to assist today’s students as they start out. Sharing some life experience has been a very positive experience for me – a chance to ‘give something back’.” Pat Macken, BSc Chemistry 1979, PhD 1983; Career Mentor, Alumni Buddy, Reunion Class Agent 

UCD IS SHAPED and sustained by the involvement of alumni across the University. We are so grateful to the 2,900+ alumni who have volunteered with UCD in recent years.

From mentoring students and speaking at events, to writing testimonials and organising reunions, alumni make a real difference to the University community in so many ways. By giving their time, alumni support students to settle into college life and to flourish in their studies, offering vital advice as they navigate the next steps in their careers. Through sharing their experience, alumni offer hope and motivation which enriches and inspires the next generation. By keeping in touch with fellow alumni and taking part in events and reunions, they nurture the lifelong friendships that are essential to our vibrant and diverse community.

Volunteering with UCD provides an opportunity to impact the lives of current students, but can also spark meaningful personal connections, advance skills and expertise, and cultivate innovative thinking and broadened horizons.

In our recent UCD Alumni Survey, 76 per cent of all respondents were interested in volunteering – both in Ireland and across the globe. We value this generosity and invite you to join UCD’s thriving community of alumni volunteers as we expand our bank of opportunities.

To register your interest in giving back and to learn more about volunteer roles to suit your schedule and interests, visit, email Ria Flom at or call +353 1 716 1232.

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