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Volunteers for Rice help strengthen the university with their experience and expertise. Through a variety of opportunities spanning interests and spanning the globe, we hope to connect the Rice community to volunteer positions that are meaningful not only for the university, but also for the volunteer.

Featured Opportunity

The International Friends at Rice (IFR) program is a great opportunity for volunteers based in the Houston region or who travel to Houston frequently.  IFR volunteers enjoy getting to know international students by sharing cross-cultural experiences and learning about other countries. "Friends" help internationals discover Houston and make them feel more at home. This volunteer position is open to all Rice Alumni, parents, friends and staff. The time commitment is about 3 - 4 meetings during the student's first 6 months at Rice. For more information on joining IFR, please complete the volunteer application form by August as matches take place beginning in September.









We are pleased to present you with Rice’s 2015-2016 Volunteer Impact Report, where you can see how Rice volunteers across the country and the world give back to Rice and impact the lives of Rice students, alumni, parents and friends alike.


Become A Volunteer

Let us know how you would like to be involved by filling out the volunteer application form.



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