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Event Crew

The success of our events relies on many people, including the fabulous volunteers who help with set-up, staffing, tabling, and behind-the-scenes support.


Want to help capture all the fun and interesting times at Cowell? Have a camera with you? Join the Volunteer Photographer team! A 45-minute training is involved.


Do you play an instrument, sing, dance, or practice another performing art? Let us know; there are opportunities throughout the year to get up on stage.

Visual Art Exhibits

The Dizikes Art Cases showcase the visual artwork of students.

College Senate

The Cowell Senate is the student governing board of Cowell; every Cowell student is eligible to become a full voting member of the Senate. Senate meets weekly on Thursday evenings.

Entertainment Co-Op

Help staff Cowell Senate's loan library of video game components, sports equipment, DVDs, and academic tools.

Leadership Opportunities

Learn about what it takes to be a Resident Assistant, Program Assistant, Welcome Leader, or Academic Peer Advisor. These students make a positive difference in the lives of fellow students, from Welcome Week through Commencement.

Residents: Help in your Building

If you live at Cowell, your Resident Assistant would be happy to have your help and input on events or programs geared towards your building community. Please be in touch with your RA!


There are many opportunities for involvement beyond Cowell. Here is some community resources you may also want to explore.

UCSC Student Volunteer Center (SVC)

SVC student-run organization is dedicated to enhancing student involvement in the local community. Their aim is to connect UCSC students with meaningful volunteer opportunities on campus and in the Santa Cruz community while connecting local organizations with passionate and engaged students. Learn more at the Student Volunteer Center website.

Campus Resource Guide

Review this list, compiled by the Admissions Office, that includes many ways you can get involved at UCSC.

Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

Need help finding a volunteer opportunity suitable for you? 

Check out the Ways to Volunteer Page to find various ways to get involved in your Santa Cruz County community, with 150+ volunteer opportunities listed. You can visit their Volunteer Matching Site