Each year, alumni near and far volunteer to serve the School for Social Work. Other graduate schools of social work education average less than 10% alumni participation. At Smith, a remarkable 24% of our alums are engaged in volunteer activities and participate in school-related events. Whether you're looking for a way to give of your time and talents on campus or closer to home, find your inspiration right here.
Volunteer opportunities (online form)
Lend a hand with Students
Volunteer for Office of Admission
Prospective students can benefit from the expertise, experience and advice of those who have gone before them. Alumni volunteers act as links to the School, providing prospective students with information such as facts about the School, details about the field of social work, thoughts and perceptions of student life, personal experiences and your career path since graduating from Smith. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.
Provide Low-Cost Therapy
Provide reduced-rate psychotherapy ($40 or less/hour) to current students in need.
Network with Peers
The Alumni Network is comprised of more than 5,000 SSW alumni across the U.S. and Canada. Get social and join fellow alumni in planning an event in your region. Or, learn about alumni volunteer leadership.
Alumni Leadership Council (ALC)
The leadership of the Alumni Network and Office of Alumni Relations and Development have been re-tooling our infrastructure so that we can better work together to provide resources and opportunities for you to network with fellow alums, get involved with current students, share memories and maintain connections to the School. The Alumni Leadership Council works to create a strong sense of community and tradition, enrich the personal, professional and cultural lives of our alumni and students and links alumni back to the School.
Area Coordinators (AC)
Volunteer right in your hometown alongside your local community of alumni. ACs act as liaisons between students, alumni, and the School. ACs work under the guidance of the Office of Alumni Relations and Development to plan and facilitate local activities. Become a volunteer in your region!
1918 Fellowship Volunteer Fundraising Solicitor
Alumni volunteers play a crucial role in keeping the School fiscally strong. Dedicated volunteers work with development staff to encourage alumni support of the School through giving to the Annual Fund. Find out how you can help the School raise funds and remain a leader in clinical social work education. For more info contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at (413) 585-4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.