Volunteer Opportunities

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Alumni Reunion

Alumni Reunion is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with alumni and friends from years past. There is a full spectrum of fun events and wonderful people to meet. Check out the complete schedule here. Contact Alumni Relations at 906-487-2400 or alumni@mtu.edu to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Mentoring

The Alumni Association has established a network to allow recent graduates the opportunity to connect with alumni and retirees who have experience in their fields. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our new graduates gain from your hard-earned experience.

Parade of Nations

The Parade of Nations strives to promote worldwide culture and national awareness to Michigan's Upper Peninsula through an annual event that includes a parade and multicultural festival. Volunteer for the most fun unpaid job in town! 

Move-In Weekend

Welcoming new students and their families to campus is one of the most exciting times of the year. You can provide directions, a friendly face or help our new Huskies move into their residence halls. This is a great opportunity to show our  new students and their families just how much community spirit means at Tech!

Preview Day

Preview Day is an informational program for admitted students and their families held each March. Open House is held in late September each year for high school students and their families interested in learning more about Michigan Tech. If you are interested in helping to introduce these new prospective students to Michigan Tech please contact Admissions at 906-487-2335 or email MTU4U@mtu.edu

Summer Youth Programs

Summer Youth Programs offers students an opportunity to explore a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math and also experience miniature version of college life. Students live in our full-service residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and participate in their chosen exploration. Volunteering makes you a part of the sense of wonder and discovery!

IESL Conversation Partners

Conversation Partners is a program sponsored by the Intensive English as a Second Language Program that pairs multilingual learners of English with native or near-native English-speaking members of the Michigan Tech community. The program is open to students, faculty, staff and retired employees. Participants commit to one hour per week of one-on-one informal conversation in English.

Summer Reading Program

Michigan Tech’s summer Reading as Inquiry initiative—known as the Summer Reading program—is meant to prepare incoming first-year students for college-level reading, inquiry, and discussion. Retired employees are welcome to volunteer as facilitators for the class-like group sessions during Orientation week.

Friends of the Van Pelt Library

The FVPL is a group of students, faculty, staff, alumni, retired employees and community members who understand that the J. Robert Van Pelt and Opie Library is one of Michigan Technological University's most important resources. You are welcome to join this group which is united in their determination to enrich the Library and to help it to serve the University and the community.