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VOLUNTEER

Interested in Volunteering?

Make a difference on campus or closer to home. There are tons of ways you can get involved as a Tufts alum.

Connect Jumbos Near You

  • Join a Shared Interest Group

    Alumni Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) are domestic and international communities of alumni with a common affinity based on experience, identity and background, affiliation, profession, or interests. SIGs are a tangible way for you to engage in the life of the university and other alums. 

    SIGs are not geographically bound. No matter where you live, in the United States or beyond, we encourage you to get involved with a group that matches your interests.

    Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per event (plus event attendance)

    Travel: Event planning and outreach can be done remotely

    Learn More about Shared Interest Groups

  • Join a Regional Chapter

    Looking for alums in Atlanta? New friends in France? Connections in California? 

    Tufts alums are coming together and staying involved in the life of the university through chapters of local alums worldwide. From socials and faculty speakers to community service projects and cultural outings, regional chapters provide many opportunities to reconnect with Tufts and meet other alums.

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours per event (plus event attendance)

    Travel: Event planning can be done remotely

    Learn More about Regional Chapters

  • Reunion Committee - Share your passion for Tufts!

    Whether you walked across the commencement stage five or 35 years ago, reunions are a chance to remember the person you were on your first day at Tufts, relive old memories with friends and professors, and reflect on how your Tufts experience challenged you in ways you never thought possible.

    As a member of the reunion committee, you will reach out to friends and contacts, encouraging them to re-engage with Tufts, make plans to return to campus for the reunion celebration, and give back to the university in honor of the milestone.

    Time commitment: 1 hour per month (during reunion year)

    Travel: Participate remotely, or in person on the Medford campus

    Volunteer for your reunion today! Contact Alice at alice.shah@tufts.edu or 617-627-4682.

  • Help Interview the Next Generation of Jumbos (TAN)

    Tufts alums are an important part of the admissions process and help the Admissions Office by conducting interviews with prospective students across the world. TAN members can sign up for a designated amount of interviews and conduct interviews virtually on their own schedule.

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours per interview

    Travel: Interviews can be done virtually (with Skype, Zoom, etc.)  

    Sign up for TAN

  • Become a PASSPORT Mentor for International Students (Boston area only)

    PASSPORT Mentors connect with an incoming Jumbo from another country to help make them feel at home in the United States and, more importantly, in the Tufts community. 

    This opportunity is for those local to the Medford campus only.

    Learn More about PASSPORT Mentors

Career Volunteer Opportunities

Not a Lot of Time? Try These Out!

  • Join the Alumni Directory

    Search for fellow Jumbos by region or industry with our directory tool, update your contact info and email preferences, join in the Tufts Alumni Virtual Book Club, utilize library databases (including JSTOR and Ovid MEDLINE), and much more!

    Join the Alumni Directory

  • Be a Social Media Ambassador

    Share, post, comment, like, tweet, follow… all on your time, on your channels! Help get your class excited for an upcoming reunion, or keep the conversation and dialogue going until the next one. Support and suggested content will be provided.

    Commitment Level: 20 minutes per month

    Interested? Contact us today to get started today!

  • Be a #Giving Tuesday Volunteer

    Join the global herd for 24 hours of giving! Make a gift to Tufts on 11.28.23, sign up to be a #GTvolunteer at givingdays.tufts.edu and tag #TuftsGivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on social media to spread the word.

    Interested? Contact the Tufts Fund today!

  • Update Jumbos with a Class Note

    Class notes are short features in the Tufts Magazine where alums share exciting news on recent personal or career-oriented accomplishments.

    Stay engaged, submit a class note today!

  • Send a Welcome Note to First Year Students

    Tufts’ newest Jumbos matriculate each fall, we invite you to share celebrations of Tufts, words of advice, and memories from alums. What better way to do that than by sending a note to an incoming student? We will display your notes in the first-year dorms for students to see as they move into their new home. Traditions like matriculation help to make Tufts a wonderful community to live, learn, grow, and serve.

    Send a Note

  • Nominate someone special for an Alumni Award

    Since 1941, the Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA) has honored accomplished individuals for service to their profession, communities, and to Tufts. Alums and friends of Tufts may be considered for an Alumni Award.

    Submit a nomination

  • Know an awesome Tufts senior? Nominate them for a Senior Award

    Each year since 1955, the Tufts University Alumni Association (TUAA) has recognized six to 12 members of the Senior Class for their academic achievement, campus and community participation, and outstanding leadership.

    Submit a nomination

Make a Big Impact

  • Tufts Class Volunteer

    Peer-to-peer outreach is instrumental in the growing support and participation of alums at Tufts. Become a Tufts Class Volunteer and inspire your classmates to join you–you’ll play an integral role in the success of our fundraising efforts.

    Time commitment: 1 hour per month

    Travel: Outreach can be done from the comfort of your own home!

    Contact Alice Shah to learn more at alice.shah@tufts.edu or at 617-627-4682.

  • 'Bos of the Last Decade

    'Bos of the Last Decade (BOLD) volunteers are dedicated to connecting young alums to Tufts through engagement and philanthropy. 

    'Bos of the Last Decade (BOLD) 

    Upcoming BOLD Events

  • Join an Alumni Association Committee

    Channel your passions for Tufts! Join a committee on the Tufts University Alumni Association to share your views on issues that impact the students and community of alums.

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

    Travel: Participate remotely or in person on the Medford campus.

    Learn More about committees

  • Run for a seat on the Alumni Council

    Make a lasting impact on Tufts by serving on the Alumni Council, the governing body of the Tufts University Alumni Association. Join the current members who represent the 110,000+ Tufts alumni worldwide. Council terms are for five years.

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

    Travel: Participate remotely or in person on the Medford campus.

    Learn about the Alumni Council

Still not sure what you'd like to do? Fill out our volunteer interest form!

Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight

Scott Photo

Name: E Scott Reed

Graduation Year: 1979

What Volunteer Activities are you involved in?: Foster Children Holiday Party and Summer Picnic.

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Name: Dan Kaplan

Graduation Year: 1996

What volunteer activities are you involved in with Tufts?: Foster Children's Party Committee. We plan and host a back-to-school summer picnic and a December holiday party for over 150 foster children from the surrounding communities. 

Janice Savin Williams, J79

Janice Savin Williams, J79, an equity owner and managing director of the financial services firm Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, has brought an irrepressible enthusiasm for the university’s progress to the Board of Trustees and the Campaign Cabinet Executive Committee. As a member of the Athletics Board of Advisors, she also has been a champion of sweeping improvements across Tufts Athletics, including the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center and more recently, the Strength & Conditioning Coaching Development Program.