Frequently Asked Questions

Does this page list all volunteer opportunities at Rice University?

While this page does not list all volunteer positions at Rice, it attempts to list a range of opportunities across campus. We hope for this to become a comprehensive site to make it easier for those interested in volunteering at Rice to connect to the best volunteer position for them.

What do I do if I’m not sure how I want to volunteer?

Please contact our office, and we would be happy to set up a time to talk about what your interests are and what positions might be a fit for you.

How long does a volunteer job last?

There are a variety of volunteer positions that can take anywhere from a few hours, a few days or last through a year. We hope to partner you with the best positions for your interest and schedule.

If I’ve already filled out the volunteer form but want to volunteer for something else, do I have to fill it out again?

You are welcome to contact the Volunteer Engagement team at or 713-348-4046 and we can assist you in signing up for any additional volunteer opportunities.

What if I’m interested in multiple volunteer opportunities?

We welcome potential Rice Volunteers to volunteer for multiple opportunities. Please fill out the volunteer form and mark all opportunities you are interested in. The Volunteer Engagement office will be in contact with you about next steps.

Who can I contact if I have further questions?

Please contact the Volunteer Engagement team at or 713-348-4046.

What volunteer opportunities are there for Rice students?

There are so many ways for Rice students to get involved at Rice. The roles listed on this website are general interest. Other opportunities may exist for you through your residential college, your academic department, student government (Student Association and Graduate Student Association), the Center for Civic Leadership, and the Rice Annual Fund.

Do you offer any volunteer opportunities for high school students?

We are excited that students are eager to be a part of Rice University! Unfortunately at this time, we do not have opportunities for high school students to volunteer.