NYU Alumni Volunteers

How to Get Involved

Greetings from the New York University Office of Alumni Relations!

As on-the-ground ambassadors, your service is essential to our efforts, and allows us to reach and connect with NYU alumni across the globe.

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities, and we hope that you will take the time to read and learn more about all of them. Regardless of the role you choose, it will be helpful for you to be aware of all opportunities as you speak and meet with fellow alumni, students, and friends of the University.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Violet Volunteer: Help out at NYU events in New York City, and take part in service projects with the NYUAA throughout the year.
  • NYU Alumni ClubsNYU alumni clubs are created and run by alumni volunteers who wish to reconnect with New York University and with fellow alumni in their region or through shared interests.
  • Torchbearers: A group of alumni volunteers who assist NYU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions in recruiting superior undergraduate students.
  • #ViralViolet: Help spread the word or share your love for NYU as a #ViralViolet social media ambassador.  All alumni are welcome to sign up for the online platform here.
  • Hire a Violet: Find NYU talent for jobs or internships with your business or employer.
  • Dinner with Six: Connect and engage with NYU students by hosting them for dinner in your home or a local establishment.  
  • Alumni Speakers Bureau: Share your expertise or experiences with fellow alumni and students.
  • New Student Send-Off: Host a casual reception for incoming students and their families to make friends, build community, and help with any last-minute questions before they arrive on campus.
  • NYUAA Board Advisory Committee: Work with fellow alumni volunteers and Alumni Relations staff on initiatives that support the mission of the NYUAA.
  • Mentoring: Give back by advising and providing guidance to current NYU students through established NYU school and enrichment programs.
  • Donate your Space: Have access to or own an event space in the tri-state area that can be used for a gathering or alumni event? Share potential program ideas and help the Office of Alumni Relations plan an event for fellow alumni.
  • Get involved with your School or College: Attend events, volunteer, or reconnect with your school alumni association.
  • NYU Alumni Global Day of Service: An opportunity for alumni to make a difference by participating in community service projects taking place across the globe. 
  • Your Gift to NYU: Your generosity will enable us to bring more of the world's most talented young minds to the Washington Square campus and across our global network.

Volunteer FAQs