Become a volunteer

Volunteering for Northern Arizona University can take on many different forms. Whether your interests lie in recruiting future Lumberjacks by becoming a member of the Volunteer Alumni Network or being a guest speaker and mentoring students on campus through the ENCORE Program; our volunteer programs have something for everybody. Find out more about both programs below.

Volunteer Alumni Network

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The Volunteer Alumni Network (VAN) offers members the opportunity to assist with recruitment events, present scholarships to incoming freshmen, and assist with various Office of Alumni Relations events.

Through your participation in VAN, you will have a significant influence on the university and its students. Your time and talent will provide a sincere and invaluable firsthand testimony to the university's value for future students and their families.

Find out more on the program by following these links: 

Volunteer Alumni Network (VAN) contact:

Office of Alumni Engagement
Phone: 928-523-3757

ENCORE - Volunteer Program - Empowered Network Centered On Recruiting Excellence

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We want you! Sign up now to work with students. 

You can: 
  • mentor students
  • be a guest speaker
  • provide student internships
  • and more
NAU Alumni Relations is now the central point of contact for the university wide alumni volunteer effort. 

We want to assist you in partnering with different departments on campus to help them reach their goals of educating, enlightening, and preparing students for life after NAU. 

This volunteer effort can take many forms and joins many of the affiliate programs already operating on campus. 

Volunteers are needed to share their experiences in the working world, and give a snapshot of life in a student's chosen professions. What better way to give back than engaging alumni and friends through volunteering!

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 928-523-3757, or e-mail

Alumni Association Board

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The mission of the NAU Alumni Association is to advance the interests of Northern Arizona University. The Association will accomplish this by providing a medium through which alumni can contribute to the welfare of the university in the areas of advocacy, counsel, student recruitment and fundraising. The Association will foster a spirit of commitment and loyalty between alumni and the university; promote beneficial relationships among its members; acquaint alumni with the progress and needs of the university; and communicate the needs of alumni to the university.


NAU Alumni will take pride in the university and value a lifelong connection.

Your Board

The 23 voting members of the Board of Directors support and direct the efforts of the Northern Arizona University Alumni Association, which represents a base of more than 150,000 alumni.

The board convenes on a quarterly basis, and its committees meet regularly via conference calls to formulate and execute plans, policies, and programs, and to give advice to the executive director.

Join Us

A Board members role includes contributing to defining the organization’s mission, along with governing and actively participating in the fulfillment of that mission, and to carry out the functions of a board member.

If you’re a Northern Arizona University alum, and you have a desire to be actively involved, we encourage you to apply for a position on our board. Nominations and applications are accepted throughout the year. For more information about becoming a board member, download the 2016 NAU Alumni Association Board Application Form.* Please return completed application to

*Please note that opportunities on the NAU Alumni Board of Directors are limited and are based on the diverse needs of the board at any given time. Applications are reviewed annually.  Refer to the deadline noted on the application. 


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