At UMKC, volunteers give of their time and expertise on alumni committees, advisory boards and friends organizations. They mentor our students, advise our deans and help us grow. Last year, 2,000 volunteers donated more than 144,000 hours of their time.

UMKC is proud to have more than 60 constituent organizations working on its behalf. If you have an interest in serving on an advisory board, joining a committee or volunteering in support of an academic unit, contact us at or at 816-235-1563 and our staff will be happy to match you to a meaningful volunteer opportunity at UMKC.

Home for the Holidays pairs students from the UMKC International Student Affairs Organization with UMKC alumni, retirees, or current faculty and staff for a holiday meal with their family. Many international students complete their education at UMKC and return to their own countries without ever having visited an American home. This program is designed to provide students an opportunity for a meal sometime during the upcoming holiday season.
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Hosted by the Jazz Friends, the Jazz & BBQ event raises funds for the Jazz Department at the Conservatory of Music.  For Information, contact Nathan Shatto:

The alumni Multicultural and Community Affairs (MCA) Committee meets six times a year and creates and participates in UMKC functions with a goal to support multicultural students and alumni.
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Latino Youth Day and African American Youth Day brings Latino and African American high school sophomores to UMKC for a day of early college awareness and to encourage their pursuit of higher education.  
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Hosted by the UMKC Alumni Governing Board, Student Pizza Night takes place during the fall semester.  Alumni serve pizza to, support and get to know students in the Oak Place and Johnson Residence Halls.
FALL 2014 PIZZA NIGHT - December 4th - 5:30-7:30pm
For more information, contact Shannee Steinmeier:  

Join the fun and support UMKC’s students at the second annual UMKC Regalia Run/ Walk 5K and kids’ Kangaroo Hop on Sunday, September 28, 2014.  We have lots of opportunities for those wanting to help out. 
All volunteers will receive a free event shirt. 
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St. Louis and Dallas alumni - share your UMKC experience with prospective students.  The UMKC Office of Admissions staff is seeking alumni in your area to join them at college fairs and high school recruiting events.
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College of Arts & Sciences

A&S Alumni Board

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Karen English:

School of Biological Sciences

Commencement (May and December)

Contact the Alumni Office:

Henry W. Bloch School of Management

Bloch Alumni Board

Bloch Alumni Recruiters (click to learn more)

EOY (Entrepreneur of the Year) Awards Dinner - Fall

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Dionne Lewis:

School of Computing & Engineering

SCE Alumni Board

SCE Golf Tournament

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Shannee Steinmeier:

Conservatory of Music and Dance

Conservatory Alumni Board

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Tamara Morris:

School of Dentistry

Dental Alumni Board

Dental Conference - Spring

Dental Golf Tournament - Early Summer

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Donna Weber:

School of Education

Education Alumni Board

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Tamara Morris:

School of Law

Law Alumni Board

The Big Event - Beginning of the Year

Pat Kelly Poker Tournament - Early Fall

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Cary Powers:

School of Medicine

Medicine Alumni Board

Medicine Alumni Reunion - Spring

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Catherine O'Sullivan:

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Nursing Alumni Board

Annual Night at Kauffman - Spring

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Nathan Shatto:

School of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Alumni Ambassadors (click to learn more)

Pharmacy Alumni Board

Pharmacy Golf Tournament - Early Summer

Pharmacy Reunion

Commencement (May and December)

Contact Jana Boschert:

Additional opportunities will be advertised via eRoos and email, depending on need and time restraints.
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