Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Parent Relations advises a Parents Association Board. The board meets three times a year and exists to integrate parents into the university community by mobilizing them to volunteer their talents and abilities, to contribute financially, and to join other parents, students and university personnel in helping to create an educational environment consistent with the mission statement of USD.

Dear USD Parents,

On behalf of the Parents Association Board, it is our privilege to welcome you and your student to the University of San Diego, and into the Torero family! We congratulate you and your student in succeeding in the journey of college selection and we'd like to share with you our excitement and experience as fellow Torero parents.

Our daughter, Shayna Marie took a circuitous route to the University of San Diego via Boston University. Choosing to study at USD was one of the paramount decisions she made as a young adult. From the moment we attended our "Summer Send Off" and were embraced by the warmth and approachability of the staff from the Parent Relations Office, Renda Quinn and Allen Baytop, we sensed we had found a "home" not only for our daughter, but for ourselves as well.

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One of our hopes when Shayna enrolled at USD was that we may have opportunities to share in her experience of college life without encroaching upon her space and new-found independence. We participated in a multitude of events sponsored by the university encouraging family involvement. We participated in Move-In Weekend, Homecoming and Family Weekend, Grandparents' Weekend and, as a family, we attended Summer Send Offs to share our enchantment of USD. We have been lucky enough to attend special events hosted by USD such as the appearance of the Dali Lama and we have been privileged to meet and forge new friendships with families whom, like us, have embraced the USD experience.

Joining the Parent Board afforded us additional opportunities to assimilate USD as our family university. We were honored to be invited to dinner with President Mary E. Lyons, we participated in USD Parent Corps projects to give back to the San Diego community; we assisted in reaching out to parents of all new incoming freshman and transfer students to ensure a positive transition to USD and we aided in raising funds for students in need of assistance to graduate.

If you wish to continue creating memories with your child, we encourage you to become involved as a parent. Whether you live near or far, whether you are dedicated to your alma mater or not, whether you are entrenched in your profession or business endeavors or whether you would like to meet like-minded families and build new friendships, we urge you to adopt USD as "your family university". Participate as a family or as an individual; the choice is yours. The opportunities abound for you to become engaged in the environment where your child is developing. Share in the learning experience of your child and enhance this chapter of their lives by joining in and becoming a part of the USD sphere. We are a University of San Diego family and we continue to be enriched by the encounter. We look forward to making your acquaintance and generating new experiences and life long memories.


Roy and Rehanna P'14
Parents Association Board

The University of San Diego Parents Association is teaming up with the Rebuilding Together organization for yet another service project within the local San Diego community! On Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. USD Parent Corps members, with USD parents, students, alumni and friends will meet to fix up a house located in the neighborhood of Barrio Logan. The work done will consist of mostly painting and gardening as we will exclusively work on the outside of the home. In order to help purchase materials and supplies, we do ask for a $25 donation per participant or a $5 donation per student. Complimentary lunch and snacks will be provided.

Many hands make for light work so we would greatly appreciate as many volunteers as possible! If you are interested, and would like further information, please contact USD's Office of Parent Relations at (619) 260-4808 or

Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Parent Ambassadors

The Office of Parent Relations coordinates a national parent volunteer program. Parents may volunteer to serve as a USD Parent Ambassador to the university by assisting with Parent Relations, Admissions, and regional events. Parents and families of USD students serve as parent ambassadors (or volunteers) and have the opportunity to participate in the Parent Ambassador program. It’s a great opportunity to become involved with USD, meet other parents/families, further connect with your student’s college experience, and simply enjoy your status as a USD Torero parent. Learn more about volunteering as Parent Ambassadors. View the sign up to become a Parent Ambassador. Parents of alumni are welcome and encouraged to join.

Contact Information

Parent Relations
Degheri Alumni Center 217
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4808
Fax: (619) 849-8283