What is NIU Nexus?
NIU Nexus serves as the connecting point (e.g. nexus) between alumni interested in volunteering with their alma mater and current volunteer opportunities that exist at NIU.
Why volunteer with Northern Illinois University?
Alumni volunteers provide real value to Northern Illinois University (NIU) through a variety of volunteer roles and opportunities ranging from prospective student recruitment to providing real-world job experience and everything in between.
Can I volunteer if I don't live near campus?
Don't worry, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities that are appropriate for alumni at all stages and places in their lives!
How do I volunteer?
Alumni simply create an NIU Nexus profile with the NIU Alumni Association to help us understand your volunteer interests and professional expertise. Upon completion, NIU Alumni Association staff will review your profile, then connect you with opportunities suited to your interests.
Our volunteer community provides invaluable support to NIU and its partners. We would not be successful without you. We sincerely appreciate your time and dedication to NIU.
Help us recognize our alumni volunteers!
Faculty, staff, and students who utilize alumni volunteers are eligible for an NIU Nexus alumni volunteer appreciation pack. In order to apply, please complete this form.