Interested in volunteering for UNI? There are a variety of opportunities across campus. Below is a listing of currently available opportunities along with specific information for each group.

Do you have an idea for how you’d like to get involved and don’t see that opportunity? Contact Amy Mohr, ’99, or 319-273-2355 to discuss your ideas and potential ways to get involved with UNI.

Alumni Club Committees

Alumni club mapSeven alumni clubs around the country host events and activities to build Panther pride in their communities and reconnect alumni with UNI. 

Want to get involved with an alumni club? For more information, email Christy Danielsen, ’99, or call 319-273-2355.

UNI Alumni Association Board of Directors

2018 Alumni BoardThe UNI Alumni Association is advised by a volunteer board of at least 25 alumni who represent a diverse cross section of our alumni population. The board meets twice a year on campus and various committees meet on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis.

For more information, email the UNI Alumni Association or call 319-273-2355.

Iowa State Fair

Represent UNI at the Iowa State Fair! More than 150 volunteers are needed to help staff the UNI booth and greet prospective student families, alumni and friends. Recruitment begins in April and the fair takes place in mid-August.

For more information, email Amy Mohr, ’99, or call 319-273-2355.

Panther Caucus

Get involved with the legislative process and help advocate for UNI at the state house.

For more information about getting involved, email Oksana Grybovych Hafermann in the Office of Governmental Relations or call 319-273-6144. 

Panther Promoters

Panther promoters graphicWe need your help to share awesome Panther stories and show off our university on social media. Throughout the year, Panther Promoters play an important role in major events such as Homecoming, Panther Push Day, UNI Day at the Capitol, new UNI Magazine content, our annual Day of Giving (#LivePurpleGiveGold) and more! Panther Promoters receive communications with suggested social media posts containing UNI news, accomplishments and stories and can tailor posts to their networks.

Sign up online or contact the UNI Alumni Association for more information.

UNI Center for Urban Education (UNI-CUE)

UNI-CUE logoThe UNI Center for Urban Education is always looking for great volunteers to tutor students and help with community events. UNI-CUE accepts college students, high school students, faculty, staff and retirees as volunteer tutors. 

For more information, email Megan Holbach or call 319-273-4772.

Gallagher Bluedorn Usher

Gallagher Bluedorn logoVolunteers serve as ushers for most GBPAC performances. Ushers are assigned anywhere from 2-10 events a month depending on interest, availability and need. A majority of the events are nights and weekends. Volunteers should be comfortable navigating stairs and standing for longer periods of time.

For more information, email Chris Kremer or call 319-273-3668.

Tallgrass Prairie Center

Tallgrass Prairie logoBe part of the Tallgrass Prairie Center's mission and activities as a volunteer in assisting with seminars, field trips, conferences, newsletter distribution and other educational opportunities provided by the TPC. Weekly weeding opportunities in TPC native seed production plots are available in the spring and summer.

For more information, contact Staci Mueller at 319-273-3866. 


TheatreUNI logoDo you enjoy building, painting, drawing or sewing? TheatreUNI is always looking for help with costumes and building sets for their productions. They are also recruiting ushers to assist with each performance.

For more information, contact Eric Lange or Katy McGlaughlin at 319-273-6386.

UNIBusiness Mentor

UNIBusiness logoMentoring is a great way to give back to your alma mater. The time spent with students will help develop their confidence and increase their likelihood of success. And there are benefits for you, too! It’s an opportunity to learn about their generation, enhance your leadership skills and find a potential new employee.

For more information or to get involved, visit the UNIBusiness mentorship webpage.