Volunteering is an exceptional opportunity for members of the Northeastern community to show their support for the university. The opportunities to volunteer are virtually endless. You can help plan an event, host a gathering, mentor a student, or simply engage with us through social or digital channels. Whatever you do and regardless of how much time you have to offer, rest assured that your contribution will significantly impact those around you. We will work with you to determine the best opportunities that fit your needs. Start by filling out the forms below.



Why Volunteer?

  • To strengthen your network
  • Gain leadership and event management skills
  • Serve as a university ambassador
  • Have a seat at the table in developing experiences for alumni
  • Attend events free of charge
  • Give back to the University


  • Community Volunteers

    Community Leaders lead their respective communities in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations. Our leaders set goals for the group that coincide with the mission of the university, remain active and informed in all community activities, act as a liaison between the university and alumni in the area, and assist with logistics, planning, and hosting of community events.

    Community Volunteers are critical to ensuring the success of our communities. Our volunteers remain active in community events, encourage new and continued participation, and act as event hosts when Community Leaders are not available.

    Domestic Contact: Ilana Gensler, i.gensler@northeastern.edu
    International Contact: Yelena Surilov, y.zaharoff@northeastern.edu

  • Young Alumni Advisory Board

    The Young Alumni Advisory Board fosters a life of fulfillment and accomplishment by providing insight and creating opportunities that enrich the personal and professional lives of recent graduates. This diverse group serves as ambassadors for the university through their leadership and by being chief executive connectors for all members of the Northeastern community.

    Contact: Adrianne Denenberg, a.denenberg@northeastern.edu

  • Event Speakers and Panelists

    We are always seeking volunteer speakers to share their experience and expertise with audiences of all sizes. Topics may include career development, education, mastering new skills and techniques, or other expertise areas. If you’re comfortable speaking in front of people and want to serve as an event speaker or panelist, we want to hear from you.

    Contact: Ilana Gensler, i.gensler@northeastern.edu 

  • Student Engagement

    Throughout the year, the Office of Alumni Relations hosts various events designed to bring students and alumni together and continue to grow the Northeastern network. With your involvement we know that today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders and valuable assets to our community.

    Contact: C. Hawkins, c.hawkins@northeastern.edu

  • Affinity Reunion Volunteers

    Remember that student group you joined? Athletic team you played on? Affinity Reunion Volunteers are the most important component of the reunion planning process as they have the best insight into the kinds of events their classmates enjoy – and that can make a real different in the quality of the experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to assist in bringing together a group from your Northeastern days.

    Contact: Adrianne Denenberg, a.denenberg@northeastern.edu

  • Mentors

    Mentoring is a great way to stay connected to the university while helping to shape current students’ experience. Our Regional Co-op Mentor Program, currently offered in Washington, D.C., New York City, Northern California, and London, gives alumni and parents an opportunity to connect one-on-one with a co-op student in their region.

    Contact: Stephanie Foner, s.foner@northeastern.edu

    The Huntington 100 Coaching Program provides Huntington 100 alumni an opportunity to have a yearlong positive impact on the lives of current Huntington 100 students. Alumni coaches and students are able to learn from each other as they connect in a variety of ways — virtually and in-person — throughout the year.

    Contact: C. Hawkins, c.hawkins@northeastern.edu


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