UConn Cares is a celebration of Husky pride and spirit through volunteering in your local community. Check out past UConn Cares alumni participants' top five reasons you should get involved!

 

  1. You’ll Be Making a Difference in Your Community. “As a dietitian I know how important it is to support local communities that aren't as fortunate as we are. I love to give back and wanted to help represent UConn in the process.” —Kelly Jones ’08 (CAHNR), Greater Philadelphia UConn Alumni Network

  2. You’ll Serve as an Ambassador for UConn. “I have had members of the community be surprised when I tell them that we get 20-30 alumni from a University 3,000 miles away to do projects that benefit our San Diego community,” —Ryan Foreman ’08 (CLAS), San Diego Alumni Network

  3. You Can Reconnect with Your Husky Family. “The UConn Cares events are so worthwhile, and they really allow folks to connect and reminisce with other alumni.” —Betsy Rolfe ’83 (BUS, CLAS), New Haven Alumni Network

  4. You’ll Influence Others to Get Involved. “This may be the spark that gets you more involved with different organizations in the future.” —Alyssa Suhr ’12 (CLAS), New York City Alumni Network

  5. You’ll Leave with a Warm and Fuzzy Feeling. “Whether you volunteer for blanket making, for a park clean up, or working in a soup kitchen, it is such a good feeling knowing that for those couple of hours you have done something to make a positive change in a life.” —Pam Oliva ’83 (CLAS), Hartford Alumni Network

 

UConn Cares 2022 In-Person Opportunities

Cares 2022 Virtual Opportunities

 

 

See the Impact of UConn Cares

 

1495 volunteers completed 3520 hours of service

 

3378 personal items gathered and distributed

 

 

176 blankets made

 

 

1350 pounds of trash collected

 

5.098 square miles of land cleaned

 

 

403 greenery planted

 

 

563 food donations

 

51253 pounds of food sorted

 

 

854 meals prepared and served

 

 

378 pet toys made

 

120 special olympic athletes assisted

 

 

145 letter of hope written

 

 

Questions? Please contact Kristen Luger, Assistant Director of Alumni Chapters and Networks, via email