Volunteer Opportunities

For International Alumni living outside of the US

The Boston University Alumni Association depends on a powerful network of volunteers to promote the messaging and mission of the University—all while having fun, of course!

How International Volunteers Advance BU

In large part, the success of Boston University depends on coordinated efforts among the Development and Alumni Relations staff, the Boston University Alumni Association, and volunteers like you. While it is very difficult to put a dollar value on volunteer time, we know our volunteers provide many intangibles to advance BU by:

  • Advocating for BU’s mission
  • Providing leadership
  • Supporting projects
  • Engaging alumni
  • Encouraging philanthropic support

How Volunteering Works

Being a volunteer can take many forms, including:

  • Join a regional alumni network volunteer team
  • Becoming a Global *Ambassador (see below)
  • Speaking on a panel at an event
  • Staffing that event
  • Promoting events on social media

What’s an *Ambassador?

Our Ambassadors are alumni who have agreed to serve as contacts and resources for alumni, students, faculty, and staff. They are happy to field career-related questions, as well as more general questions about their city or country. Because they live in an area with a smaller BU alumni population, they are also encouraged organize events in their region. BU will assist with the registration, advertising the event mailings, advice, send material etc.

As an Alumni Ambassador, you will:

  • Receive regular news and updates from the University
  • Act as a liaison between BU and alumni living in your region
  • Build connections among alumni in your country by sharing campus news and initiatives
  • Serve as a local resource for students, faculty, and other alumni traveling to your country
  • Improve alumni contact information by identifying alumni in your area, encourage alumni to update their information, and share these updates with the Office of Alumni Relations
  • Allow your contact information to be displayed on the Office of Alumni Relations Web page
  • Send in pictures, event updates, and alumni news to be included in the international e-newsletter
  • Advise what kind of events alumni in your country would like to engage in and/or organize events in collaborations with Alumni Relations Office

How do I become an International Ambassador?

If you don’t see your country already represented, you are interested in becoming an Ambassador and/or would like to support the existing Ambassador as part of a team, please send your resume and a motivation statement to Kati Reusche kreusche@bu.edu. Kati will then schedule a short phone interview with you.