The Volunteer Recruitment Team (VRT) program is a partnership between the Office of Admissions, the CU Boulder Alumni Association, and CU Boulder faculty, staff, and parents. The VRT program (formerly NAAAP/PVISA/CAPAA) was established in 1981, and over the years volunteers have helped the Office of Admissions at CU Boulder recruit the best and brightest students. Our members are instrumental in the admissions process by providing opportunities to support student admission efforts to enroll a competitive and diverse student body, and by connecting with prospective students in communities across Colorado, the US, and around the world. The recruitment efforts of the Office of Admissions would not be as far reaching if we did not have the help of our volunteers.
The goals and objectives of the Volunteer Recruitment Team:
- To create meaningful points of contact between CU Boulder, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and prospective students and their families
- To increase the number of competitive and qualified students considering the University of Colorado Boulder and increase the percentage of admitted students enrolling
- To provide assistance to the university's admissions efforts
- To increase alumni and parent engagement with CU Boulder
There are a number of different ways to be involved as a Recruitment Volunteer. Whether you are interested in scheduled activities or last minute opportunities or in-person fairs or note writing, we have a way for you to be involved.
College Fairs: College fairs are usually held at the sponsoring high school or conference/convention centers, so students and parents can speak with a number of colleges in one night, pick up materials and fill out contact cards. Volunteers are invited to attend when admissions staff cannot.
Preview Programs: Each fall, the Office of Admissions hosts programs across the country to give prospective students and families the opportunity to learn about CU Boulder. Volunteers are asked to mingle with the prospective families and share their CU Boulder experience.
Admitted Student Receptions: Each spring, the Office of Admissions hosts programs across the country, to help students with the next steps after admission. Volunteers are asked to attend to congratulate the students on their admission and share their CU Boulder experience.
Operation Confirm: Operation confirm is a calling/emailing project that is held each spring. Volunteers reach out to admitted students and their parents to give students a chance to ask questions and make a personal connection with CU Boulder.
Please check back for current opportunities.
Interested in becoming a member of the Volunteer Recruitment Team? Your first step is to complete this form, so we can get to know a bit more about you and reach out.
To ensure your success as an Admissions Ambassador, we ask you to:
- Maintain knowledge about student services and campus activities, academic programs and admissions requirements. The Volunteer Recruitment Team resources page and the admissions website will help you brush up on this information
- Enthusiastically demonstrate an appreciation for CU Boulder education and a commitment to seeking a qualified and diverse student body
- Identify the type of commitment you can make to the Volunteer Recruitment Team each year, including notifying the Volunteer Recruitment Team program director if it is time to retire or take a year off from involvement in the program
- Respond, as appropriate, to correspondence from the Office of Admissions
- Keep your contact information updated
- Follow through on activities to which you have committed
- Notify the Office of Admissions immediately if an emergency prevents you from completing your assigned activity or event
- Facilitate communication between prospective students and the university
- Communicate your own ideas, needs and feedback to the Office of Admissions