Volunteer

There are lots of ways to give back!

Want to stay involved with St. Ambrose and use your talents and expertise to help today's students? Check out the many different ways you can donate your time and talent to make a difference at St. Ambrose.

Some of our most popular volunteer offerings are done in partnership with our Admissions and Career Center.  You can check out those details below.  If you'd like to help with something else, like a reunion, event, RAGBRAI, or be considered for a volunteer board position (like the Alumni Association or Wine Festival committee), please contact the Alumni Office for details.

Near or far, you can volunteer for St. Ambrose


It doesn't matter where life takes you, we have a volunteer opportunity for everyone. You can write postcards or share Ambrose stories if you're short on time. We need help across the country to assist at our college fairs and other events. Check out the list below to see how you can join our 1,000 other alumni who volunteer for St. Ambrose!

Recruit New Students

Letter Writing

From October through March, we need alumni volunteers to send postcards to prospective students to congratulate them on their acceptance to SAU.  It's a great way to make a  difference from the comfort of your own home, and we'll send you all the supplies! 

If you're interested, please see our Volunteer Interest Form to sign up.

SAUinCHI Student Event

This is an informational and fun event for Chicago-area high school students who want to learn more about SAU.  During the event, a panel of SAU faculty, staff, and alumni (this is where you come in) answer questions from prospective students and their families.

All slots for our Spring 2018 event are filled.  Our next event will be in Fall 2018.  Please see our Volunteer Interest Form for dates, locations, and to sign up! 

College Fairs

Alumni across the country can help recruit students by representing SAU at their local college fairs.

Please see below for information regarding next year's college fairs and fill out our Volunteer Interest Form to sign up. 

Midwest Region Fairs

Sept. 11 - 12, 2018 - Cedar Falls, IA, more info to come
Sept. 13, 2018 - Muscatine, IA, more info to come
Sept. 16, 2018 - Omaha, NE - FILLED
Sept. 20, 2018 - Indianapolis, IN, more info
Sept. 23-24, 2018 - Des Moines, IA, more info to come
Sept. 27, 2018 - Moline, IL - FILLED
Sept. 29, 2018 - Chicago, IL at McCormick Place, more info
Sept. 30, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI, more info
Oct. 3, 2018 - Rockford, IL, more info
Oct. 3, 2018 Chicago, IL at Brother Rice/Mother McCauley - FILLED
Oct. 16, 2018 - Kansas City, MO, more info
Oct. 17, 2018 - East Peoria, IL, more info
Oct. 17, 2018 - Joliet, IL, more info
Oct. 21, 2018 - St. Louis, MO, more info
Oct. 24 & 25, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN, more info

Other National Fairs

Sept. 14, 2018 - El Paso, TX , more info
Sept. 30, 2018 - Denver, CO, more info
Oct. 21, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ, more info
Oct. 22, 2018 - Mesa, AZ, more info

Career Prep

Career Boot Camp

Alumni are needed to conduct mock interviews, as well as resume and LinkedIn profile reviews. 

Our next event is Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (smaller timeslots available) in the Rogalski Center Ballroom.  If you're interested in volunteering, sign up using this form.

Networking & Etiquette Dinner

The evening begins with a networking and etiquette speaker from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner where students can network with alumni.  Our next dinner is scheduled for April  2020.

Alumni are invited to attend the speaker presentation, but can choose to attend the dinner portion only.  If you're interested in networking with students and allowing them to practice their etiquette skills, please contact Danielle Spengler to be added to the volunteer list.

Jobs & Internships

Have an internship or job available and want to hire an Ambrose student or graduate (because you know how awesome they are)?  Post a job now through our online portal, BeeCareers.

Volunteer Career Advisor

Looking for a meaningful, yet lightweight engagement opportunity?  Help our students bridge the gap between college and career by signing up as a career advisor through The BeeConnection.  This networking tool allows alumni to share advice and tips with students regarding career prep, such as internship and job shadowing possibilities.  Once you've signed up, students will be able to view your profile and reach out to you!

Career Fairs

Career Fairs allow students the opportunities to meet employers face-to-face and tell them how hiring you can benefit their company or organization.  Alumni can get involved by recruiting for their own company or using the fairs to further their own personal network!

See more information about ProFair and the Health Sciences Fair!

Mock Education Interviews

You can help provide practice interview experience for current education students during Group Mock Interviews. 

For more information and to sign up, please contact Tricia Zinger in the Education Department.

Other Opportunities

Alumni Ambassadors

You can join the network of Ambrosians who share stories via social media.  You'll receive one or two emails a month with a story to share.  Some stories might be news from campus while other months might have a photo essay.  Together, we keep alumni connected to St. Ambrose! 

For more information and to sign up, please contact Wendy Pondell in the Alumni Office.

Contact


Danielle Spengler

Alumni and Engagement Office
Alumni House
1527 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6290
SpenglerDanielle@sau.edu

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!