Volunteerism is a vital part of our University culture. For University of Phoenix volunteers, getting involved means everything from reading with a child to foster a love of literacy to helping high school students prepare for job interviews.

Launched in 2007, the University of Phoenix Community Engagement Program is made to fit the lifestyle and community service needs of our students, alumni, faculty and staff.


The mission of the University of Phoenix Community Engagement Program is to provide access to volunteer opportunities, training and tools for our nearly 1 million students, alumni, faculty and staff, and to build a reputation as a leader for service-minded universities.

Why support volunteerism

At University of Phoenix, we know the value of integrity and being socially responsible. Part of our mission as a university is to give back to the community in the areas where we live. Volunteerism is such an important part of our culture at University of Phoenix that each employee is provided with two paid days off per year to volunteer for a cause they are passionate about.

By encouraging our employees to get involved in community service that is meaningful to them, we hope to be a part of improving our communities and sustaining engagement.

Volunteering provides endless benefits to everyone involved

Our students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged. By doing good in their local communities, our University family members get a sense of fulfillment.

“Volunteerism encourages teamwork and promotes leadership and skill building that enhances career, education and life development.” (VolunteerMatch, 2010)

Our communities are strengthened because our companywide efforts focus on our core values: sustainability, education-related philanthropy and volunteerism.

“Volunteerism provides skilled and talented volunteers that offer direct cost savings to nonprofit organizations and help bring community needs into focus.” (VolunteerMatch, 2010)

For questions about University of Phoenix volunteerism, please email volunteermatch@apollo.edu

Success stories

We believe that the efforts we make in our local communities today will foster success stories long into the future. These success stories are the real reward for us at University of Phoenix.

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University of Phoenix alumni share their road with at-risk teens

As part of our “Share Your Road” program, University of Phoenix partnered with Road Trip Nation to connect high-school students with alumni mentors. Sit in as three at-risk teens find encouragement from our alumni’s stories.

Contact us: community@phoenix.edu