Lakers are driven by our passion for learning and using that knowledge for the common good. We look outward, focusing on others instead of ourselves. As alumni, we use our Grand Valley education to tackle challenges and make meaningful, lasting contributions. This is our Laker Effect and it is what sets us apart as leaders, problem solvers, and advocates who help shape the future. The GVSU Alumni Volunteer Program exists to engage alumni in supporting Grand Valley and enabling the next generation of Lakers. Our volunteer opportunities are grouped into four areas that reflect the needs and priorities of the Grand Valley community. No matter your skill set, interests, or where you are located, there is a way for you to get involved and give back as a Laker for a Lifetime.

Event Support

Assist with key Alumni Association events that engage, support, and celebrate our Laker community.

GVSU Move-In



Community Outreach Week

Student Success

Lend your expertise to help current students succeed academically and prepare for their future careers.

Class and Event Speakers

Academic Majors Fair

Laker Connectors

Help connect fellow alumni, share Grand Valley news and events, and encourage others to give back.

Social Media Advocates

Alumni Champions

Leadership Roles

Serve on a board or committee and play a leading role in engaging alumni locally and across the country.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

Young Alumni Council

Regional Clubs

Affinity Chapters

Not sure where to start?

Complete the volunteer interest form and a staff member will contact you to talk about your interests and our current opportunities.

Volunteer Interest Form

Record Your Volunteer Time

If you shared your time on campus, in a classroom, at an event, or in another way not organized by the Alumni Association, be sure to let us know.

Volunteer Tracking Form

Faculty & Staff Resources

Looking for an alumni volunteer to speak with your class or share their story at your event? Alumni Relations may be able to help.

Contact Alumni Relations


Kyle Barnhart

Alumni Volunteer Coordinator

(616) 331-3589

Email Kyle

Page last modified December 14, 2018