University Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC)

Robots project

As part of UMRA, the University of Minnesota Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC) provides opportunities for retirees to use their knowledge, skills, and interests in volunteer service within the University and the surrounding community. URVC is open to both retirees of the UMN and members of greater metropolitan area. 

URVC is connecting over 500 University retirees to University and community volunteer activities. For details, see this URVC snapshot.

What are the objectives of URVC?

The University Retirees Volunteer Center (URVC) has three key purposes:

  1. To provide opportunities for service that are rewarding to University of Minnesota-Twin Cities retiree volunteers,
  2. To identify projects within and outside the University that need volunteers, and
  3. To connect volunteers with these projects.

URVC volunteers, typically, contribute nearly 9,000 hours each year to projects offered through URVC. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the projects have shifted to “virtual, remain at home” opportunities for volunteer service. Others continue onsite.

Volunteer projects include opportunities for tutoring, course instruction, participation in research studies and adult literacy programs, community health education, tax preparation, debate and mock trial judge, theatre usher.

Free parking is provided by URVC for volunteers participating in University of Minnesota—Twin Cities projects on campus. 

URVC Volunteers in Action Opportunities

If you would like information on the many volunteer opportunities offered through URVC, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or, if preferred, call 612-625-8016. A URVC office staff person will contact you.

A couple of current opportunities are: