VOLUNTEER

Every day, our volunteers give back and help us spread the Northeastern experience around the globe. We want you to share your valuable experience and knowledge with the Northeastern network. Your time and talent could be the catalyst for a fellow community member to achieve what’s next.

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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 shape your involvement takes 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 align the best opportunities with your skills and ideas.

Why volunteer

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

Are you not ready to commit to a role or a set amount of volunteer time? Then update your info to stay in the loop and receive the latest opportunities.

“Northeastern has given me a network in my new city… I have been able to meet coworkers that I didn’t even know were alumni through NUsource.”


Rachel Rappé, DMSB’15
Chicago Community Volunteer and Young Alumni Advisory Board Member

“When I was a student at Northeastern, I benefited tremendously from alumni mentors. I love talking to students about a career in government and how to navigate the complicated hiring process. ”


Yemi Arunsi, CPS’12, MS’14
Co-op Mentor

“It’s an incredible opportunity to connect as a community and to learn and grow through networking”


Anabella Brostella, E’18
Panama Community Volunteer

Ways to get involved

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Local community volunteer

Wherever you currently call home, your Northeastern network is with you. As a community volunteer, you will work closely with the Office of Alumni Relations to conceptualize, plan, and execute virtual and in-person events and programs for fellow alumni in your city. From Beanpot watch parties celebrating Husky pride, to alumni panels of industry experts, being a community volunteer allows you the unique opportunity to create connections in your local Northeastern network. Contact us to learn more.

Affinity & Interest Group volunteer

Northeastern networks expand beyond the community you live in.  Engage with fellow alumni based on a shared cultural background or common identity, professional interest, or student experience. While working closely with the Office of Alumni Relations you can conceptualize, plan and participate in virtual and in-person networking opportunities, panels, and cultural and educational activities. Contact Ashley Meissner to learn more.

Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring is a wonderful way to stay connected to the university while helping students and alumni realize their full potential. There are a variety of ways to share your personal and professional experiences with Northeastern community members. Browse the options below to learn more about the specific opportunities.

Co-op Mentor Program

The Northeastern Co-op Mentor Program allows alumni and co-op students in New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and London, to engage and expand their personal network. Contact Stephanie Foner to learn more.

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Just in Time Mentoring

Whether you are an established entrepreneur or an entrepreneur in the making, Northeastern has a unique opportunity for you to receive short term “Just in Time” mentoring now. Contact Katie DiMiao to learn more.

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Women Who Empower

Our Women Who Empower Mentoring Program offers inspiration, engagement, and learning opportunities to our students by fostering meaningful connections with accomplished members of the community around the globe. Contact Dianna Bronchuk to learn more.

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share your expertise & experiences

We’re always looking for alumni speakers to share their expertise and experiences. Opportunities can include speaker series, event panels, Instagram takeovers, as well as features on our Northeastern Next podcast episode. Contact us to learn more.

Career guidance

Share your industry expertise, job search, or career management advice with fellow alumni. Help contribute to the alumni career newsletter by writing a brief career advice article, share industry insights, or create a 60-second career-focused video for social. If you’re looking to gain advice and grow your professional network you can join NUsource—the platform designed exclusively for Northeastern alumni and community members around the globe. Contact Michele Rapp to learn more.

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Young alumni advisory board (YAAB)

The Young Alumni Advisory Board creates 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 to learn more.