Volunteer Opportunities

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 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:

  • Starting a regional alumni network
  • Starting an affinity network
  • Becoming a Global Ambassador
  • Speaking on a panel at an event
  • Staffing that event
  • Promoting events on social media

This guide is a tool for you and other alumni network leaders. The needs of each network are different—regional networks differ from each other depending on alumni population, geography, volunteer leadership—so this guide is meant to be tailored to the needs of your individual organization.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly at alumni@bu.edu. We appreciate your passion and enthusiasm for Boston University. Thank you again for all you do to support our alma mater.