The strength of CSUN Alumni is fueled by volunteers who remain connected to the university by sharing their time and talents. CSUN counts on volunteers for everything from mentoring students to running our chapter advisory boards to hiring CSUN grads for internships and permanent employment. Your knowledge and experience are invaluable to us. 

Raise your hand and become a volunteer! Explore the variety of ways to get involved and fill out this form to sign up.


Share Your Expertise

  • Speakers/Panelists (one-time commitment)
    • Share your professional expertise and experience with students and/or CSUN alumni in a workshop, webinar or hosted event on or off-campus. Please include areas/topics of expertise on your volunteer form.

  • Ask A Matador (one-time or ongoing commitment)
    • Sign up to help fellow Matadors through our new Ask a Matador micro-mentoring platform. Visit to find out how you can make a difference for a Matador by offering advice and sharing your expertise.

Be a Mentor

    • Speed Mentor (one-time commitment)
      • Connect with students at a CSUN Alumni event. Share career advice, expertise and experience in a small group setting.  Expand your professional network by meeting fellow alumni while helping students in their career journey.  Speed mentoring opportunities are available several times a semester with different student populations.  Choose to participate in one or multiple events, it’s up to you.

    • Resume Reviewer (one-time commitment)
      • Review and provide feedback for students and young alumni resumes in-person at CSUN Alumni hosted events and/or digitally. Expand your professional network by meeting fellow alumni while helping students in their career journey.


Executive Mentor Opportunities:

    • Dinner With Matador Host (one-time commitment)
      • A dinner host shares a meal with up to seven students in a relaxed setting outside of campus.  A host greets arriving guests and facilitates conversation during dinner by sharing about their career journey and inviting guests to share questions.  Dinners allows everyone to expand their social circle by meeting new people.  The host sponsors the dinner as an in-kind donation to CSUN.  Find out more here.

    • Corporate Connect Host (one-time commitment)
      • Serve as the main point of contact for one of our signature student programs, Corporate Connect.  This program involves hosting up to 20 students at your work organization.  The visit usually includes an overview of the organization, alumni career stories, a site walk-through (tour) and a sponsored Q&A lunch.  The host can involve other alumni working within the organization and HR managers to participate in the logistical planning of the event.  Learn more about hosting here.


Be a Chapter Leader

Special interest alumni chapters provide Matador alumni with a chance to broaden their career networks, build lifelong friendships, and give back to CSUN through service and support.  All of our alumni chapters continually search for volunteers to fill leadership roles and committee positions. Volunteer time commitments range from a few hours making phone calls to a year-long commitment as an executive officer.  Please review the various chapter volunteer opportunities and include which chapters and roles are of interest on your volunteer form. All roles require a one-year commitment.

  • Chapter President/Vice President: Chapter presidents serve as a liaison between the chapter constituency and the alumni staff. The president is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the chapter by working with the Board and the alumni staff to establish long-range goals and event strategies. Chapter Vice Presidents serve as the second in command if the president is not present. Provides counsel to the different committees and initiatives spearheaded by the rest of the chapter leadership board. 
  • Chapter Treasurer: Oversees the club's money, its collection, and disbursement. Working with the alumni staff, the treasurer is responsible for keeping accurate books that will enable them to give a full financial report whenever requested.
  • Chapter Secretary: Maintains effective records of chapter operations and meetings. Provides administrative support to the chapter and effectively relays information to the constituency.
  • Chapter Communications/Social Media Coordinator: Liaise between the chapter and alumni staff as it pertains to any communications with or for chapter members. The communications coordinator will also manage all chapter social media pages to promote chapter events and chapter leadership, if applicable.
  • Young Alumni Representative: Develop a strategy to engage and recruit young alumni to join the chapter. Work with the chapter leadership to create events geared towards this population.
  • Student Engagement Volunteer: Serve as a liaison between the chapter and any student clubs or academic programs that are parallel with the mission of the chapter. Engage students with chapter events and ensure that student representatives are present in chapter decision making.
  • Chapter Photographer: Attend chapter events and meetings to capture photographs to be used as marketing tools for chapter communication efforts.