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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 alumni. 

    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

  • Join a Regional Chapter

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

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

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

    Travel: Event planning can be done remotely

    Learn More

  • 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 Alumni are an important part of the admissions process and help the admissions office by conducting interviews with prospective students across the world. Interview prospective students, either in person or virtually, and file your report online. 

    Join TAN (Tufts Admissions Network) and be apart of a network of more than 2,000 alumni interviewers!

    Time commitment: 2-3 hours per interview

    Travel: Interviews can be done virtually (with Skype, etc.) or in person near you. 

    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

Connect to the Jumbo Career Network

  • Be a Career Mentor - Join The Herd!

    The Herd, a student-alumni flash mentoring platform, is designed to provide real-world, beyond-the-classroom exposure, helping undergraduate and graduate students in Arts & Sciences and Engineering connect with alumni in mentoring relationships.

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours per month, when mentoring

    Travel: Mentoring can be done remotely

    Join The Herd Now!

  • Join the Tufts Career Network on LinkedIn

    Join Tufts' largest LinkedIn group – the Tufts University Career Network!

    Exclusively for Tufts students, alumni, faculty, and staff, this LinkedIn group of more than 16,000 members is a forum to share and request career-related information, referrals, and advice across industries and geographic locations.

    Join the LinkedIn Group

  • Hire a Jumbo

    Reach thousands of students and alumni for your open job or internship. Increase your on-campus brand visibility to aid your recruitment, or register for our next Career Fair!

    Hire a Jumbo

    Learn about building an internship program

  • Participate in an Industry Night

    Industry Nights are an opportunity for Tufts students to:

    • Connect with industry professionals about the named and related industries;
    • Learn about new industries, organizations, emerging trends and roles;
    • Explore different career paths;
    • Strengthen and build confidence in communication and networking competencies;
    • Connect with others who are interested in the same career fields.

    Learn more

    Want to get involved with an upcoming Industry Night? Contact the Career Center.

  • Offer Expertise as an Alumni Career Webinar Speaker

    Do you have great advice on how to succeed professionally? Share your wisdom with fellow Jumbos through the alumni career webinar speaker series.

    Time commitment: 2-5 hours per month, when selected

    Email Nicole Anderson in Tufts Alumni Career Services to apply.

  • Give to the Student & Alumni Professional Development Funds

    Interested in helping grow the careers of students or alumni?  Check out the opportunities to support students with unpaid internships.  Learn about the student and alumni professional development funds that provide grants for business attire, professional organization membership, and conference registration and travel.

    Help sponsor a career

  • Sponsor an Unpaid Intern

    Most Tufts students participate in internships, and internships often lead to job offers.  Because some internships are unpaid, the Tufts Career Center offers approximately 60 $4000 grants each summer to undergraduate students who find unpaid internships across a range of sectors. 

    Support a summer internship grant

    Learn about building an internship program

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 Online Community

  • 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 Amelia to get started today!

  • Be a #Giving Tuesday Volunteer

    Join the global herd for 24 hours of giving! Make a gift to Tufts on 12.03.19, 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 alumni 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 alumni. 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. Alumni 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 Fund Volunteer

    Peer-to-peer outreach is instrumental in the growing support and alumni participation at Tufts. Become a Tufts Fund 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.

  • Young Friends of Tufts Advancement

    The mission of Young Friends of Tufts Advancement is to encourage and strengthen young alumni engagement, philanthropy, and connection to the university.

    Tufts Young Friends of Tufts Advancement (YFTA)

    Upcoming YFTA 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 student and alumni community.

    Time commitment: 1-2 hours per week

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

    Learn More

  • 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

London Moore headshot

Tufts gave me so much, so the thought of not giving back is absurd! Tufts means a lot to students for their four years, and there’s no reason that has to stop even though we are in a different period of our lives.

London Moore, A09 
Gresh Lattimore headshot

Volunteering for Tufts is both fulfilling and inspirational. It keeps me involved with people whom I would otherwise not meet.

Gresh Lattimore, F65, F70, F72
Kira Doar headshot

Volunteering is my way of giving back and helping new graduates access the same thriving social and professional network that I did. 

 Kira Doar, A08