Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering is a meaningful way for alumni to stay connected with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

There are so many ways to donate your time and talents—serving on the LAS Alumni Council or LAS alumni committees, mentoring, speaking to classes, offering externships, and more. Our alumni volunteer in their graduating departments, with programs that are meaningful to them, with the college, and more—and you don’t have to be near campus to participate in volunteer opportunities!

Potential volunteer opportunities include:

  • LAS Alumni Council
  • LAS alumni committees
  • Volunteering with LAS units 
  • Alumni service projects
  • Student support (career support, job shadowing, networking)
  • Speaking in classes, at events, or on webinars
  • Networking with and hiring fellow alumni
  • Mentoring
  • Governmental advocacy


LAS alumni committees

One way to get involved with volunteering in the College of LAS is through alumni committees. Here are the committee opportunities currently available:


Hear from current volunteers

Luis Narvaez

BA, '03, Latin American studies and Spanish

"I am so thankful for the way Illinois shaped me for life. The people, the services, and the academics were top notch, and I want to make sure future generations of Illini are able to take advantage of the opportunities the institution offers, particularly to students from underserved, underrepresented communities such as the one I came from."


Luis Narvaez
Susan Morisato

BS, ’75, mathematics and education; MS, ’77, mathematics

"Throughout my career, I had increasingly appreciated the value of my education at Illinois. The ability to problem solve and to think analytically was so valuable in my corporate career. When I joined the Mathematics Advisory Development Board, I was energized to assist students to use their mathematics skills and gain the necessary non-technical skills that are valuable to employers."


Susan Morisato
John Beck

BS, ’71, Political Science; MS, ’74, Journalism

"Serving on the Department of Political Science Board of Visitors is a way to give back for the benefits I've received from my University of Illinois education. Our board helps connect alumni with the department and with students so they can see how a political science degree from Illinois can lead to success in many different fields."

John Beck