Volunteer Opportunities for Alumni

Alumni and friends can invest in University of Illinois Springfield by sharing their time, skills and experience with 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 advancement@uis.edu and we will help connect you to the right unit. Your engagement strengthens and maintains the reputation of your alma mater.

Sangamon Auditorium Volunteer Association

Join a trained corps of more than 235 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. For more information about the Sangamon Auditorium Volunteer Association visit their website or call 217-206-8432.

Leadership for Life

Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center

Present to first-year students on the topics of leadership and service to students in the Leadership for Life service program. We also welcome professionals with experience in one of our five areas of service: youth and education, hunger and homelessness, public health, community awareness, and sustainability.

For more information, contact volunteer@uis.edu or 217-206-7716.

College of Education and Human Services Alumni Council

The CEHS Advisory Board advocates and supports the growth and development of the College’s educational programs.  Members of the board actively participate in identifying sources of financial support, provide insight into new education and human services practices, and suggest improvements and opportunities for the College and its programs to grow and meet the needs of the local community and beyond.  For more information, please email the CEHS Office Administrator.

International Student Services

  • Regular, on-going Host Family program that can greatly use more volunteers.
  • Help with various activities for the annual International Festival.

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

Illinois Connection Advocacy Network

Illinois Connection is the University of Illinois Alumni Alliance’s legislative advocacy network. Its mission: to gain greater federal and state support for the University of Illinois’s three campuses as well as their interests. By increasing awareness and understanding of the U of I’s positive impact on the state, nation and world, Illinois Connection advocates help to ensure the University’s legacy and longevity.

Visit the Illinois Connection Advocacy Network website to subscribe to their weekly e-newsletter with updates on state issues impacting the University of Illinois System, or join the network. Follow them on Facebook.

Alumni Lobby Day at the Capitol
Alumni Lobby Day at the State Capitol on February 28, 2018.
Advocacy Day 2019
Alumni Lobby Day at the Illinois State Capitol on April 3, 2019.