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 2023 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 Patrick Walker, Director of Alumni Relations, Regional Engagement via email.