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Learn about the many ways to share your knowledge and experience with others—and help support alumni, current and future students, and the WashU community. The following at-a-glance list highlights many (but by no means all) volunteer opportunities for alumni and friends. If you aren't sure which opportunity is right for you, refer to the Volunteer FAQ or contact the Alumni Association to discuss your interests. You may also complete the Volunteer Interest Form


To help our volunteers, we have created a number of resources, including forms, training materials, and other printable documents. Resources are currently available for Alumni Network, APAP, and Reunion volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities


Alumni Networks

Alumni Networks are groups of alumni, parents, and friends organized on the basis of geography, shared interest, culture, and profession or industry. Search the networks and learn how you can get involved.

Alumni and Parents Admission Program (APAP)

When you become a member of the Alumni and Parents Admission Program (APAP), you will join alumni with bachelor’s degrees and parents of current undergraduates who assist with the undergraduate admissions process. APAP members help the university recruit, interview, and enroll talented students from all over the world.


Are you about to celebrate your undergraduate, School of Law, School of Medicine, or Graduate School of Business Reunion? Join your classmates and get involved with what we hope will be your most memorable reunion yet.

Career Mentoring

You have many opportunities to share your insights with other graduates and with current students seeking career assistance:

  • Join WashU CNXWashington University’s new online community for networking and mentorship. Whether you’re looking for career resources and advice or you’re interested in serving as a mentor for students interested in your field, you can do that and more with WashU CNX.
  • Invite an undergraduate student to shadow you during Spring Break through the Alumni Career Externship (ACE) Program.
  • Allow students to locate you through the Alumni Directory, by updating your profile.
  • Alumni in St. Louis have many opportunities to get involved with current students, one of the most valuable things you can offer is the chance to network. Our students are eager to hear about your first-hand, real-world work experience, and who better to share insights than Washington University alumni! Please email Kathy Budde or call 314-935-7379 for more information about our programs.

    The LEAD Initiative


    The LEAD Initiative is a collaborative effort that unites alumni ages 50 and younger across several schools and programs. LEAD alumni are transitioning into a leadership phase in their lives and careers and they seek meaningful opportunities to connect with the university and their peers in order to make a difference on campus and in the local community. Learn more about LEAD and how you can get involved.


Other opportunities

Discover opportunities to volunteer for your own school by visiting your school's web site.




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