Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to get involved as an alumni volunteer. Browse through our volunteer roles below, then fill out and email alumni@lakeheadu.ca indicating which roles you are interested in.

Volunteer Roles:

Alumni Ambassador

The Alumni Ambassador Program is a companion program to the Association's chapter network.  

The Alumni Association of Lakehead University (AALU) holds regularly scheduled events in regions where there are significant numbers of alumni.  Many events are attended by the president of the University, Alumni Association board members, and other University representatives.  The Alumni and Community Relations Office invites alumni in these areas to the various events.  

Ambassadors are the key resource for all Lakehead alumni in a given region.  As such, the AALU will maintain a contact list of all domestic and international Ambassadors on our website, including Ambassador email addresses so you can be contacted.  

What do Ambassadors do?

Alumni Ambassadors may be called on to assist with some of the following:

  • Host varsity sporting events
  • Be the point of contact in your geographic area
  • Provide mentoring
  • Participate in student recruitment events

Board or Committee Member

There are several boards and committees in the Alumni Association. These alumni groups are full of exceptional leaders and unconventional innovators who contribute to the success of students, alumni and our communities as:

  • Champions for enhancing the student experience
  • Thought leaders and collaborators

To express interest in a board position, please contact us directly at alumni@lakeheadu.ca

Guest Speaker

There are various opportunities to share your knowledge and experience as a Guest Speaker at a University event. You can share your professional insights at a discussion panel or student event, or provide your professional expertise to various recruiting exercises! You can help us by sharing:

  • Which style of speaking opportunity is right for you
  • Areas of the University wherein your knowledge may be most applicable
  • Which medium best suits your topic, style, and area of interest

Event Help

Many of our alumni volunteers prefer flexibility and individualized opportunities. By connecting with our Alumni Team, you can participate in one-time or casual initiatives that you are most interested in, at times and locations that work for you!

  • Support events in your area with set-up or registration
  • Connect with your Faculty for unique engagement opportunities or initiatives
  • Lend your voice to special topic-based focus groups and discovery sessions

If you can't see a good fit for you, let us know at alumni@lakeheadu.ca!  We'd be happy to work with you to find an exceptional opportunity!