Alumni Speakers Bureau

Our alumni have amazing stories to tell and great advice to pass along to current students. Through events, classroom visits, and more alumni can volunteer their time as a speaker. These opportunities can be in-person or virtual and may be organized by a specific department or program or by Alumni Relations. If you are interested in volunteering as a guest speaker, you can complete the Volunteer Interest Form below. We will keep your name on file for one year. Alumni Relations draws on this list as needed and also shares names with staff and faculty members if they make a request.

Class Guest Speaker

Visit a classroom (in-person or virtually) to share your career experience or expertise in a particular subject.

Alumni and Career Panels

Alumni panels are featured at many events on campus to give students a broad range of perspectives on a topic.

Speed Networking and Flash Mentoring

These events give students an opportunity to talk with several alumni in a short period of time to gain valuable advice and build their professional network.

Dinner with 7 Lakers

A free social event for students to network, ask questions, and get advice from Grand Valley alumni. Alumni and students are seated together based on common interests, aspirations, and involvement.

Volunteer Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! After completing this form, we will add your name and interest to our database. Your interest will be kept on file for one year. During that time, we will reach out to you with opportunities, based on your interest, as they arise.

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Contact Information

Volunteer Information

In what area(s) can you make the most impact? (Check all that apply.) *

What type of volunteer opportunities are you looking for? *

Additional Resources

Record Your Volunteer Time

If you volunteered on campus as a speaker or another way not organized by the Alumni Relations, let us know by completing this form.


Alumni Speaker Request

Faculty and staff members can use this form to request help identifying an alumni speaker for their class or event.


Speaker Gift Request

Faculty and staff members can use this form to request a thank you gift for an alumni speaker.