Get Involved

Get involved with the Emeriti Center

  • Provide counsel to the university on special committees
  • Host a regional social event
  • Become a presenter for the Emeriti Center College
  • AROHE membership assistance
  • Emeriti Center fundraising

Trojan Global Intergenerational Friends (TGIF)

Offers a networking reception a few times a year for international students to meet USC retired and current faculty and staff who want to be helpful. It also includes an online list of registered TGIF mentors.

Trojans Helping Trojans (THT)

An active committee of staff and faculty, mostly retired, the THT Committee meets monthly to find ways to help and to continue their connections to USC during retirement.

Volunteer Opportunities: Organizations Currently Looking for Volunteers

Emeriti Center Book Club

Volunteer in the Community

CASA of Los Angeles

CASA of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports community members to serve as volunteer advocates for children in the foster care system in LA County.  Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers work one-on-one with a child in the foster care system, gathering information and making recommendations about how to serve the child’s best interests in both the courtroom and the community. Volunteers focus on educational needs, permanent placement, medical treatment, and resources necessary for an independent and successful future.

Encore Fellowships

Social Venture Partners is looking for Encore fellows, who are winding down their career, but not quite ready to leave the workforce. When accepted you would be earn a stipend and explore a career that connects your passion and your day-to-day work at a place where you will be utilizing your skills to build a better world. This fellowship is approximately 1,000 hours for a year.

Executive Service Corps of Southern California

The ESC’s is looking for volunteer consultants for local southern California nonprofits. As a dedicated volunteer consultants, you will use your extensive experience as organizational leaders along with ESC’s training to advise senior leaders of nonprofit organizations. This consulting opportunity is approximately 16-20 hours per month.

LA Works

LA Works is a useful search tool that connects you with local volunteer opportunities that are relevant to your interests, including a specialized new program specifically for those who are 55+ and looking for ways to give back. These projects are flexible and can range from feeding the homeless for a day to offering consulting for a month.

The Volunteer Center 

Location: South Bay – Harbor – Long Beach

Under the leadership of Dee Dee Hicks, the Volunteer Center curates volunteer opportunities for all ages, servicing 43 cities in the Southern California area. By contacting the Volunteer Center, you can obtain information to get connected to just the right volunteer experience. These service opportunities range from short term to long term and are fit for the time commitment you choose.