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! 

We've filled all slots for the 2018-19 school year, but are already inviting alumni to get involved in the 2019-20 school year.  If you're interested, please see our Volunteer Interest Form to sign up.

SAU in CHI Student Event

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

Our next SAUinCHI event will take place in Fall 2019.  More information regarding volunteer opportunities for this event will be available soon.  Those interested will be able to use our Volunteer Interest Form  to sign up! 

College Fairs

Alumni across the country can help recruit students by representing SAU at their local college fairs.  Fill out this form if you are able to assist.

March 4 - Roosevelt High School, Des Moines, IA from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  - FULL

March 7 - Marist High School, Chicago, IL from 7-8:30 p.m.  See more details.

March 12 - Lewis University, Romeoville, IL from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  See more details.

March 14 - Bradley University, Peoria, IL from 6-7:30 p.m.  See more details.

March 20 - St. Rita High School, Chicago, IL from 6-7:30 p.m.  See more details.

March 28 - West High School, Iowa City, IA from 6-7:30 p.m.

April 14 - Cherry Creek High School, Denver/Greenwood Village from 6-7:30 p.m.  See more details.

April 15 - Huntly High School, Huntly, IL from 6-8 p.m.  See more details.

April 15 - St. Mary's Academy, Denver, CO from 6-7:30 p.m.

Career Prep

Career Boot Camp

Alumni are needed to conduct speed mock interviews, as well as resume and LinkedIn profile reviews at Boot Camp on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The event is 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM in the St. Ambrose Rogalski Ballroom, but you can choose when you are available to assist by filling out the form below.

Please bring information on your company/organization to the event to hand out to students. It is a great opportunity for you to market your company/organization to the talent here at SAU.

Use this form to be a part of the event!

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.

Alumni Advisory Councils

These councils are comprised of alumni from various backgrounds who provide their real-world expertise to enhance the programs at St. Ambrose.

Currently, the following Alumni Advisory Councils are in place: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Health and Human Services, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Communications, Computer Science, Engineering, Philanthropy, and Student Affairs.

Council members are personally selected based on a range of criteria.  For more information regarding these councils, please contact Dan Haverkamp.

Team Captain program

The Athletics Team Captain program assists with outreach to fellow alumni and friends. Ideally, each captain will represent a decade, era or demographic of alumni for their sport. In this capacity they will help facilitate individual outreach to fellow alumni as well as assisting with overall promotion of athletics.

The goal is to sustain a strong and consistent level of engagement with alumni to ensure that they continue to support the ongoing success of SAU's 29 athletics teams.

Have any questions or interested in joining the team? Contact Adam Hutton.


Danielle Spengler

Alumni and Engagement Office
Alumni House
1527 Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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!