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Your Alumni Association needs you!

Without our remarkable volunteers the Alumni Association would be far more limited in what it can do for students and alums. You make the best recruiters, advocates and role models. We hope you find fulfillment in giving of your time and expertise for the good of CU-Boulder. If you’d like to help, please explore the opportunities listed below, and whatever reason prompts you to volunteer, we thank you!

Current Alumni Opportunities

Board of Advisors

The University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association Board of Advisors provides guidance and vision to association staff who, in turn, serve the CU-Boulder alumni and student communities. Board members serve three-year terms and convene in Colorado three times a year for meetings. Their instrumental role is to provide counsel on the policies, guidelines and bylaws under which the association and its various programs operate.

Chapters and Clubs

There are more than 40 alumni chapters and clubs. These groups get together for professional networking, sporting events, service events and many other activities throughout the year. They also help with CU-Boulder recruiting and scholarship programs. Leaders of these groups help alumni reconnect because of their affiliation with the University of Colorado.

Our need for volunteers changes from time to time throughout the year. Check back to learn about other opportunities as they become available or email us at

Campus Opportunities

Admissions Recruiting Events

Help recruit the next generation of Buffaloes!  Share your CU experience with prospective students at admissions events around the country.  Sign up for the Office of Admissions’ CU-Boulder Alumni and Parent Admissions Ambassadors program.

Commencement Marshals

Every May and December CU-Boulder graduates walk in procession around campus and in front of Old Main. Marshals are a vital part of a successful graduation ceremony. Alumni of all ages make wonderful marshals and we want you there. While helping usher graduates in the procession to Folsom Field, you can speak with them about life after graduation. A complimentary luncheon following commencement is provided.

Conference on World Affairs

Originally founded in 1948 as a forum on international affairs, the CWA expanded rapidly in its early years to encompass the arts, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human rights, and so on. Roger Ebert, who participated in the CWA for four decades, always referred to the CWA as "the Conference on Everything Conceivable."

The CWA has volunteer opportunities year-round. If you are interested please contact Katie Grady.

CU Advocates

CU Advocates are alumni or friends of the university who support the goals of higher education in Colorado and are willing to communicate that support to their representatives in the state government.


Enjoy being in a library and helping others with books? Consider volunteering with Bookfinders at CU’s Norlin Library. You’ll be trained and have short work shifts helping students in the stacks. Call Karen Campbell at 303-492-5083 to volunteer!