Volunteer Opportunities

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The KU Alumni Association relies on the help of more than 2,200 volunteers to connect Jayhawks across Kansas and throughout the nation. Volunteers help the Association achieve its goal of strengthening KU, and we are indebted to these Jayhawks for their loyal service. There are lots of opportunities to get involved. Here are just a few of the many ways alumni volunteers support the efforts of the KU Alumni Association.


Each alumni network benefits from the leadership of alumni volunteers who lead network meetings, organize events and support Association programs. Officer positions may be available in your chapter, or you can help establish a network in your area if one does not currently exist. To volunteer, contact Nick Kallail, assistant vice president of alumni programs, at [email protected] or 800.584.2957. Check out our Network Volunteers page for more information or to sign up.

Jayhawks for Higher Education

You can help KU make its case to the Kansas Legislature by joining Jayhawks for Higher Education. JHE volunteers help advance KU’s legislative priorities each year. Contact Jennifer Jackson Sanner at [email protected] to participate in our vital legislative advocacy.

Kansas Honors Program

The Kansas Honors Program, a tradition since 1971, recognizes the top 10 percent of high school seniors throughout the state of Kansas each year. For more information, contact Brad Eland at [email protected].

KU Alumni Mentor Network

The KU Alumni Mentor Network offers alumni and students the opportunity to connect with fellow Jayhawks and share experiences, gain knowledge and build a professional network. Alumni are encouraged to sign up to serve as mentors for students and fellow alumni.

HAWK Alumni Program

The HAWK Program connects KU alumni volunteers with prospective students throughout the country. HAWKs (Helpful Alumni Working for KU) spread Jayhawk fever to prospective students in their hometowns by attending college fairs and recruitment events and communicating with students through postcard campaigns. Email [email protected] for more information, or sign up to be a HAWK.

Legacy Recruitment

Help us identify future Jayhawks by sharing with us the names of prospective KU students who are in the sixth grade or older. After you complete the Legacy Recruitment Program form, your future ‘Hawk will become part of the Office of Admissions mailing list and will receive information about KU. Contact Joy Maxwell, director of legacy relations, at 785.864.9773 or [email protected] for more information.