The University Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC) is dedicated to connecting volunteers with service opportunities within the University of Minnesota and surrounding community. Volunteering is a source of personal reward and a way of addressing the needs of those around us. Volunteering gives our lives a spark and helps keep us young!  Whether or not you have a University connection, whatever your stage of life, you are invited to explore the options and opportunities through the URVC.


Volunteering Makes a Difference

. . . in the lives of others 
teaching or mentoring students
participating in new discoveries
lending a hand to help others succeed
improving the world around you!

. . . in your own life 
learning and exploring new interests
using and sharing your expertise and talent
expanding your social network
maintaining your physical and mental health!

COVID 19 News and Updates:  We want all of our volunteers to stay safe and healthy and make good decisions in this time of uncertainty.  Please refer to your organization's website for bulletins about closures and cancellations.  We appreciate you and the work that you do and hope to resume more normal operations very soon.

Volunteer Opportunities

URVC offers a wealth of volunteer opportunities - both within the University of Minnesota and in the Twin Cities' community. Check out the many options available today!

"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."  --   Martin Luther King Jr.