Summer of Service

Started in 2013, the Summer of Service campaign aims to inspire our 275,000+ alumni across the globe to come together and support or initiate voluntary service in their local communities. Here are some of the fun projects we've done in the past.

Root For Trees-2017

June 17, 2017 - Alumni volunteers, friends and families planting trees with Root for Trees at Hermitage Park, Edmonton.


Root For Trees-2017

June 17, 2017 - Alumni volunteers, friends and families planting trees with Root for Trees at Hermitage Park, Edmonton.



Root For Trees-2017

June 17, 2017 - Alumni volunteers, friends and families planting trees with Root for Trees at Hermitage Park, Edmonton.


Prairie Urban Farm Spring-2017

May 28, 2017 - Alumni volunteers receiving a tour of Prairie Urban Farm, South Campus.


Prairie Urban Farm Spring-2017

May 28, 2017 - Alumni volunteers planting tomatoes at Prairie Urban Farm, South Campus.


Prairie Urban Farm Spring-2017

May 28, 2017 - Alumni volunteers weeding the hugelkultur at Prairie Urban Farm, South Campus.


Root For Trees-2016

August 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers and families learning about planting trees with Root for Trees at Jackie Parker Park, Edmonton. See more photos


Root For Trees-2016

August 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers and families getting ready to planting trees with Root for Trees at Jackie Parker Park, Edmonton. See more photos


Root For Trees-2016

August 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers and family planting trees with Root for Trees at Jackie Parker Park, Edmonton. See more photos


Root For Trees-2016

August 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteer and family planting trees with Root for Trees at Jackie Parker Park, Edmonton. See more photos


Root For Trees-2016

July 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers and families enjoy a BBQ lunch after a hard day's work with Root for Trees at Jackie Parker Park, Edmonton. See more photos


PUF-SummerHarvest2016

July 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers weeding and harvesting vegetables at Prairie Urban Farm, South Campus. See more photos


PUF-SummerHarvest2016

July 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers weeding and harvesting vegetables at Prairie Urban Farm, South Campus. See more photos


PUF-SummerHarvest2016

July 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers learning about Prairie Urban Farm, South Campus. See more photos


PUF-SummerHarvest2016

July 20, 2016 - Alumni volunteers at Prairie Urban Farm, South Campus. See more photos


Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station Day of Service

June 4, 2016 - Alumni volunteers do some landscaping at the Augustana Day of Service: Miquelon Lake Research Station.  See more photos


Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station Day of Service

June 4, 2016 - Alumni volunteers build a shed at the Augustana Day of Service: Miquelon Lake Research Station.  See more photos


Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station Day of Service

June 4, 2016 - Alumni volunteers at the Augustana Day of Service: Miquelon Lake Research Station.  See more photos


Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station Day of Service

June 4, 2016 - Alumni volunteers at the Augustana Day of Service: Miquelon Lake Research Station.  See more photos


Prairie Urban Farm: Spring Planting

May 18, 2016 - Alumni volunteers receive a tour of the gardens at Prairie Urban Farm, U of A South Campus.  See more photos


Prairie Urban Farm: Spring Planting

May 18, 2016 - Alumni volunteers plant flowers at Prairie Urban Farm, U of A South Campus.  See more photos


Campus Spruce Up

May 18, 2016 - Alumni Flower Garden featuring flowers planted by our volunteers at Prairie Urban Farm, U of A South Campus.  See more photos


Campus Spruce Up

May 18, 2016 - Alumni volunteers pose after a hard day's work planting flowers at Prairie Urban Farm, U of A South Campus.  See more photos


Our Alumni Doing Great Things!
SoS-Recap

2015 - That's a wrap!


Habitat for Humanity

Aug 8, 2015 - Alumni volunteers pose during a break at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Edmonton.  See more photos


Habitat for Humanity

Aug 8, 2015 - Alumni volunteers read the plans at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Edmonton. See more photos


Habitat for Humanity

Aug 7, 2015 - Alumni volunteers saw wood boards at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Edmonton.  See more photos


Habitat for Humanity

Aug 7, 2015 - Alumni volunteers pose during a break at a Habitat for Humanity build in Edmonton.  See more photos


Lethbridge Weed Pull

July 25, 2015 - Alumni volunteers, family and friends pose after pulling weeds at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre in Lethbridge.  See more photos


Lethbridge Weed Pull

July 25, 2015 - Alumni volunteers, family and friends pull weeds in Lethbridge's river valley.  See more photos


Edmonton River Valley Cleanup

July 18, 2015 - Alumni volunteers, family and friends pose after cleaning up the River Valley at our third annual River Valley Cleanup.  


Edmonton River Valley Cleanup

July 18, 2015 - Alumni volunteers and family have some fun during the Edmonton River Valley Cleanup.


Edmonton River Valley Cleanup

July 18, 2015 - Alumni volunteers head over to Emily Murphy Park to clean the river valley.


Vancouver Shoreline Cleanup

July 11, 2015 - Alumni volunteers head to Third Beach in Vancouver's Stanley Park to "Do Great Things" by removing litter. See more photos


Vancouver Shoreline Cleanup

July 11, 2015 - Alumni volunteers, family, and friends pose with garbage collected after the Vancouver Shoreline Cleanup. See more photos


Vancouver Shoreline Cleanup

July 11, 2015 - Larry Plathan, '97 BEd, and Rocky Yang, '74 BA, pose for a picture while cleaning litter on Stanley Park's Third Beach in Vancouver. See more photos


Vancouver Shoreline Cleanup

July 11, 2015 - Young volunteers show off the garbage they collected from Third Beach in Vancouver's Stanley Park. See more photos


Campus Spruce Up

June 27, 2015 - UAlberta Ambassadors paint a picnic table during the Campus Spruce Up in Edmonton. See more photos


Campus Spruce Up

June 27, 2015 - Kurt Klask, Landscape Maintenance Supervisor with U of A Facilities and Operations, speaks to volunteers about painting the picnic tables and benches around campus. See more photos


Campus Spruce Up

June 27, 2015 - UAlberta Ambassadors pose for a picture during the Campus Spruce Up in Edmonton. See more photos


Green Deer Challenge

June 7, 2015 - Sandy Murray, '77 MD, Cindy Plackner, '81 BEd, and Derrel Plackner, '95 DDS, participate in the Green Deer Challenge by cleaning litter along Taylor Drive in Red Deer. See more photos


Green Deer Challenge

June 7, 2015 - Shelley Cooper, '91 BSc(HEc), and her son participate in the Green Deer Challenge by cleaning litter along Taylor Drive in Red Deer. See more photos


Green Deer Challenge

June 7, 2015 - Alumni Volunteers enjoy lunch after participating in the Green Deer Challenge in Red Deer. See more photos


Souped Up

June 6, 2015 - Calgary alumni Christine Vandenberghe, '04 MEd, Coral Lukaniuk, '95 BSc(MetEng), Angela Lum, '92 BA, Betty Davis, '96 EdD, Terry Davis, '66 BCom, and Julianne Larson, '06 BA, package soups at a volunteer service event in collaboration with Soup Sisters. The soup was donated to the Servants Anonymous Society.


Souped Up

June 6, 2015 - Jennifer Yet, '14 Dip(DentHyg), and Rod Albuquerque show off their Soup Sisters Cookbook at the Souped Up service event in Calgary.


June 6, 2015 - Calgary alumni Jeff Liske, '06 BSc(Spec), Priscilla Fung, '07 BSc(Pharm), and Corrine Bryant, '91 BSc(OT), package soup at a volunteer event in collaboration with Soup Sisters. The soup was donated to the Servants Anonymous Society.


Habitat for Humanity Camrose

May 30, 2015 - Alumni Volunteers spend the day on a Habitat for Humanity build site in Camrose. See more photos


Habitat for Humanity Camrose

May 30, 2015 - Alumni Volunteers paint door frames on a Habitat for Humanity build site in Camrose. See more photos


Habitat for Humanity

August 2014 - Alumni Volunteers spend the day on a Habitat for Humanity build site in Edmonton.  See more photos


Habitat for Humanity

August 2014 - Alumni Volunteers use tools at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Edmonton.  See more photos


Vancouver Shoreline Clean Up

July 2014 - Alumni Volunteers chat while cleaning up a park in Vancouver.  See more photos


Campus Spruce Up

June 2014 - Alumni Volunteers hard at work at our annual Campus Spruce Up, an event where we assist UAlberta Facilities and Operations with odd jobs around the U of A campus.  See more photos


Campus Spruce Up

June 2014 - Alumni Volunteers take a break for a photo at our annual Campus Spruce Up, an event where we assist UAlberta Facilities and Operations with odd jobs around the U of A campus.  See more photos


River Valley Clean Up

May 2014 - An Alumna volunteer and her children brave cooler than average weather at our annual River Valley Clean Up in Edmonton.  See more photos


Calgary Blood Drive

June 2013 - An Alumna Volunteer gives blood at an Alumni blood drive in Calgary.


River Valley Clean Up

June 2013 - UAlberta Ambassadors, student volunteers, help out at our first River Valley Clean-Up in Edmonton.  See more photos


Why we do what we do

The Alumni Association was formed in 1915 by a group of alumni volunteers who came together with the belief that they could do more together than separately. A belief in their shared values and university experience. A belief that they wanted to contribute more to the world, and that they could do so by coming together as a community. That they could build on the spirit of University founder Henry Marshall Tory, when he said “Great things are about to happen.” That they could be the ones to Do Great Things. Through our volunteer program, we aim to honour and promote this tradition.