How to Help Students
With the unknown rippling effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are asking Rams to come together to make a much-needed impact on our Colorado State University community. Changes to accommodations in respect to housing, dining, and limited opportunity to earn funds result in a multitude of complications for students and families. More than 1,800 students continue living on campus in the residence halls and University apartments, including many international students and student families. A gift to Ram Aid can help provide much-needed relief to those students and families, and many more, as we help them navigate these uncertain times.
Volunteer with Us
The CSU Alumni Association provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for alumni to support and stay connected to the University!
Explore the categorized involvement opportunities below and then click on the VOLUNTEER button to complete your Volunteer Interest Form, letting us know which areas you’re most interested in and where you’re located! We’ll get back to you with meaningful volunteer experiences tailored to your interest area!
Explore Involvement Opportunities
A great way to connect with fellow alumni across the country is through continued involvement with your local Ram Network alumni chapter!
Examples of Opportunities
Ram Network Leadership & Planning committee
Serve on your local Ram Networks leadership and planning committee and help create meaningful ways for alumni to engage in your area!
Hosting Ram Network Game Watch Parties
Get together with Ram Fans in your area to cheer on CSU sports!
Organizing Ram Network CSUnity and Alumni in Action service projects
Participate in the planning and implementation of CSU’s day of service, and other service projects throughout the year.
Social Media Ambassador
Promote alumni events, share CSU news, and spread the word about alumni accomplishments on the local Ram Network Facebook page!
General Event Volunteer
Help out with various aspects of events hosted by the Ram Networks. For example, planning/logistics, registration and check in, and clean up.
A great way to connect with fellow alumni, current students, and the CSU campus is through involvement with Campus Connection volunteer opportunities. These opportunities have a direct link with campus, are typically located on campus, and provide volunteers with an opportunity to participate in student-centric programming like Rams Leading Rams or greeting students and their families at Ram Welcome Picnic.
Examples of Opportunities
Various Student Engagement Opportunities
These programs provide students with the opportunity to establish meaningful connections with alumni by which students and alumni can come together with a variety of backgrounds and professional work (example: Senior Etiquette Dinner).
Ram Welcome Picnic
Join fellow alumni and Rams fans passing out stickers, buttons and other giveaway items to incoming freshman, transfer students, and their families.
Painting the A
Help out checking in students and staffing a registration booth for the annual Paint the A tradition.
Help out during CAM’s annual birthday party in Fort Collins or Denver! Volunteers will help staff various family-oriented activities.
The Football/Basketball 101 programs are designed to help CSU’s international students learn about and connect with the traditions associated with Football and Basketball at CSU. Volunteers will staff registration tables, help students learn about CSU athletics traditions, and join students during a game!
National Western Stock Show
Join fellow alumni and Rams fans passing out stickers, buttons and other giveaway items on CSU Day at National Western Stock Show.
Alumni volunteers will have an opportunity to help review scholarship applications for the Jim and Nadine Henry Scholarship, the Denver Metro Scholarship, and the Legacy Scholarship.
ALUMNI AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
The Alumni Ambassador Program provides meaningful engagement opportunities whereby alumni can give back by volunteering their time to support the CSU Admissions Office recruitment efforts.
Examples of Opportunities
College Fair Support
Join an Admissions Counselor at a college fair near you to help recruit new Rams to CSU! Availability will be dependent upon the Admissions Office recruitment plans.
Joins the Admissions team at admitted student events around the country. Volunteer your time to help with event logistics or serve on a speaking panel!
Explore CSU day
Help recruit new Rams during Admissions’ largest visit day of the year. This on-campus opportunity has many different options for volunteer work!
Rock Your Ram Gear When You Volunteer
We know several of our Colorado State alumni are going above and beyond in response to the pandemic we’re all facing. Whether you’re donating blood, facilitating meal provisions at a local school, helping out at a food pantry in your community, or on the front lines as an essential employee – you are a hero, and we want to celebrate that!
Wear your green and gold (somewhere under your superhero cape) while you’re doing the good. Send a selfie along with the city you’re from to RamNetworks@colostate.edu, and help us fill our social channels with #RamsGiveBack. It’s Rams like you that make us proud to be, and we want to share the good you give to the world!