Volunteering at Lab

Your Time is also a Gift

There are many ways to give your time, energy, and creativity to the Schools, ranging from a few hours each year to significant, longer-term commitments. As with philanthropic giving we hope that every alumnus is able to make a donation of time. We need your support and welcome your participation in any or all of the following ways. If you have any interest in fulfilling one of the following roles, please send a message to alumni@ucls.uchicago.edu or call 773-702-0578.

Class Leadership

There are a variety of roles connected to your graduating class in which you can make a difference: Class representatives help gather the news that makes up the Class Notes section of LabLife magazine. Giving officers help us tell Lab’s story and maximize participation for each graduating class. Event officers help spread enthusiasm for and attendance at Lab events across the country

Reunion Committee

You can help shape reunion in any number of ways. Build excitement for and attendance at Lab’s fall Alumni Weekend or plan your class dinner. Network with your friends to make sure we have contact with everyone in your class, or share the news about what is new at Lab and help garner philanthropic support for Lab’s programs and students through your class gift program.

May Project Sponsor

May Project is an incredible opportunity to make a difference for a senior. Lab students always need sponsors, internships, and guidance from experts as they undertake these independent final projects at Lab.

Regional Committees

In this newly developing program with chapters in Chicago, Boston, New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, you can help shape how Lab alumni connect to help one another and Lab. Want to start a regional committee in your city? Contact the Alumni Relations team to discuss the possibilities.

Alumni Association Executive Board

The Executive Board meets twice a year and works hand-in-hand with the Lab Office of Alumni Relations and Development to engage and support Lab alumni and to create the systems by which alumni can participate in life at Lab and in fulfilling Lab’s mission. Alumni may nominate themselves, or peers from any class, for consideration for these important roles.