Volunteer Opportunities

Lending time and expertise is a great way to stay connected. Whether they advise current and future Northwestern students, reach out to classmates, or take leadership roles, alumni volunteers strengthen our community and fuel our success. How will you get involved?

Alumni Leadership

  • NAA Board of Directors

    This nationwide organization consists of alumni leaders who represent Northwestern alumni from every undergraduate, graduate, and professional school at the University. Learn more.
  • NAA Committees

    Participating in a standing or ad hoc committee is an excellent way to meet a broad spectrum of your fellow alumni and contribute to the larger goals of the NAA. See a list of committees.

Alumni Clubs

Connect with the Northwestern community near you, and help plan cultural events, sports outings, social activities, community service projects, faculty talks, and much more. Alumni clubs are overseen by a volunteer board, including officers, chairs, and committee members. Contact a local, regional, or national club to indicate your interest in volunteering for the board. For more information please contact Nick McGreevy at nicholas.mcgreevy@northwestern.edu.

Guide the Next Generation

  • Northwestern Externship Program (NEXT)

    It takes just one day to help shape a student’s future. Invite a Northwestern student to shadow you at your workplace for a day in order to learn more about your field. This annual program is co-sponsored by the NAA and University Career Services. Learn more.

  • Alumni Admission Council

    Represent Northwestern in your community through this program of the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Join Admission staff at information sessions, conduct interviews, or reach out to admitted students and new freshmen. Learn more.

  • Career Networking

    Want to share the secrets of your success? Let Our Northwestern match you with student and alumni career seekers looking for contacts, advice, and support. Update your profile now to get started.

  • A Day with Northwestern Executive Board

    This annual event presents top Northwestern faculty and distinguished alumni speaking on timely topics. Alumni volunteers who serve on the A Day with Northwestern Executive Board are instrumental to the event’s planning and implementation, bringing diverse perspectives to the program, speaker selection, and marketing.  To qualify, interested applicants must have attended A Day with Northwestern in the past and be able to attend monthly meetings in Evanston.  For more information, contact Alumni Education at alumnieducation@northwestern.edu.
  • Group Fundraising

    Northwestern University students and affiliated alumni groups may submit fundraising, data or information requests to Alumni Relations and Development. For more information, please review the Affiliated Group Fundraising Guidelines and the Checklist for a Successful Fundraiser. Submit the completed request form to groupfundraising@northwestern.edu when you are ready to get started!

Reunion Committees

Rally your classmates and help make your class’s reunion the most successful yet! Committee members invite friends to reunion events, act as reunion ambassadors, and help increase alumni participation in giving. Learn more.