Alumni Volunteer and Engagement Opportunities

Alumni and friends can invest in University of Illinois Springfield by sharing their time, skills and experience with UIS students and campus units. Opportunities vary throughout the year; some are one-time-only events and others require ongoing commitment. If you have a skill or interest that is not listed, please contact and we will help you connect to the right unit. Your engagement strengthens and maintains the reputation of your Alma Mater.

International Student Services

  • Regular, on-going Host Family program that can greatly use more volunteers. More info ...

  • Help with various activities for the annual International Festival. More info ...

For more information about International Student Services, contact Sarah Jome at

Office of Disability Services

Volunteers are needed to work with students on a one-on-one basis.
For more information about Disability Services, contact Susy Woods at 217/206-6666.

Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center

  • Alumni needed to serve on the Good as Gold Volunteer Recognition committee. Meetings are held once a month from October through January and biweekly during the Good as Gold event in late April.

  • Seeking alumni who are interested in participating in service events with students. The volunteer names will be put on a list and you will be notified of upcoming service events, which usually occur twice a month.

  • Looking for alumni who are interested in presenting to first-year students on the topics of leadership and service to the Leadership for Life service wing in Lincoln Residence Hall. Meetings are typically held on Sunday nights.

  • Seeking alumni interested in mentoring the five peer mentors in the AmeriCorps program.

  • Looking for alumni who are interested in helping to chaperone the alternative spring break service trip. The next trip is in March 2011.

  • Seeking alumni to serve on the Holiday Stars Project committee. The committee meets from July through December and organizes and implements the annual holiday giving program for the UIS campus. The committee has worked with Central Illinois Foodbank for the past two years.

  • Alumni needed to serve on an advisory committee to identify business and corporate donors who are interested in sponsoring a new physical structure and office for the UIS Volunteer Center on campus.

For more information on all these activities, contact Kelly Thompson at or 217/206-7716.

WUIS Public Radio Station

  • Alumni volunteers needed to answer phones during on-air fundraisers. Oct. 20 is the next Alumni on the Air Day, an event in which alumni answer phones. Additionally, the station could use help with an assistant every day during the week of Oct. 16-22.

For more information about WUIS, contact Randy Eccles at or 217/206-6403.

Sangamon Auditorium Volunteer Association

  • Join a trained corps of more than 280 volunteer ushers to greet, direct, assist and ensure the safety and comfort of patrons attending performances and other events at Sangamon Auditorium and the Studio Theatre. More info about Sangamon Auditorium Volunteer Association

For more information about the Sangamon Auditorium Volunteer Association, contact Mindy McCaffrey at 217/206-8288 or

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