Toolkit for Volunteering with NYU Alumni
The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) is the umbrella organization for all University alumni from every NYU school. Our 600,000 NYU alumni worldwide are supported by a robust network of dedicated alumni volunteers. Volunteers may utilize the resources on this site as their principal toolkit for volunteer operations.
Key volunteer opportunities include:
- Clubs & Communities
- Give Career Support
- Global Days of Service
- NYUAA Board Committees
- Student Programs
Alumni may also like to check out their NYU school's alumni engagement opportunities, contact information and events.
Learn more about the NYUAA to help you market and promote the NYU Alumni Association and its programs, activities, events, and benefits to fellow alumni and students. Don't forget to check out our Alumni Newsletter for recent news.
Center of Excellence
The New York University Alumni Association (NYUAA) sponsors 90 volunteer-led alumni clubs around the world – and thousands of individual volunteers creating meaning and community for their fellow alumni. The NYU Alumni community is supported by the shared leadership of alumni volunteers and professional staff with NYU Alumni Relations, who are themselves supported by a variety of resources provided by NYU.
Check out the links below to view our Center of Excellence materials.
- Communications Assets
- Demographic Reports
- Global Identity, Diversity, Belonging, Equity, Inclusion & Access
- Requests & Resources
- Social Media Toolkits
- Volunteer 101
For current NYUAA volunteers: See something missing or looking to make a suggestion? Take a moment to fill out our Feedback Form.
Common Request Forms
From event marketing to celebrating your fellow alumni leaders, alumni volunteers are invited to submit requests to the Volunteer Engagement team via the forms below. Have questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Forms for Volunteer Leaders
The NYU Volunteer Engagement team offers a variety of evergreen training modules for alumni volunteers. For specific training and questions, volunteers are advised to reach out to the team via email@example.com.
- Alumni Clubs & Communities Guidebook
- Alumni Trainings, including:
Unsure of how NYU speaks about diversity, equity, and inclusion? Refer to our Office of Global Inclusion’s terminology webpage for more terminology and resources.
Types of Alumni Events
Each NYU alumni club is encouraged to have a minimum of three planning meetings per calendar year. If present, NYU Alumni Programs staff will begin the planning meeting by sharing important updates from campus including staff changes, upcoming faculty travel and important deadlines.
Some event models you may like to consider include:
- Affinity Spotlight
- Alumni Global Days of Service
- NYU One Day
- Regional Spotlight Event
- Welcome Program for New Graduates
*For a full list of program models and their descriptions, check out our Center of Excellence.
- Alumni Board, Advisory Committees & Clubs
Senior Director, Volunteer Engagement
- #ViralViolets (Social Media Ambassadors)
Associate Director, Alumni Communications
- General Inquiries
Volunteer Engagement Team
Office of Alumni relations
I’m actually just looking for how I can sign up for a newsletter / inviation list. How do I do that?
Opt-in to one of our many NYU Alumni lists to stay up to date with upcoming events & news via nyualumni.com/opt-in. Fill in the required fields and select your preference interest areas under the "Communications Preferences" tab.
How much time will I have to commit?
That depends! Many of our volunteer opportunities differ in required hours and length of service depending on the type of opportunity. To get in touch with The Volunteer Engagement team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will NYU staff attend my events and programs?
Generally, no; in an effort to be financially prudent, the NYU Office of Alumni Relations is unable to send a staff member to all of the 600+ events that occur annually throughout the US and across the globe. However, staff will provide dedicated support from afar and will travel to support signature events when possible.
I’m not seeing my specific area of interest, how do I inquire about alternate opportunities?
We recommend you schedule a phone call or in-person meeting with a member of our team, please call (212) 998-6957 or email email@example.com.
I’ve submitted a question to firstname.lastname@example.org. When should I expect to hear from you?
You should expect to hear back from a member of our team within 5–7 business days.