There are many ways to give back and make a difference. Whether you are volunteering your time or talent, we welcome you to our alumni volunteer network.

Get Involved

We offer a number of ways for you to stay connected with the Schar School community and help shape the future of the School.

Serve on the Alumni Chapter Board

The Schar School Alumni Chapter Board co-sponsors social and professional networking events and organizes the Annual Alumni Awards Gala. We invite all graduates of programs within the Schar School to participate. Elections are held once a year in May. For more information on the application process, contact us.

Join a Committee

Develop new friendships and make a difference by joining one of our chapter committees. Our current opportunities for chapter committee membership include: Alumni Events, Student Scholarship Fundraising, Student Support (Admissions, Career Development, and Student Services), Veteran and Active Military Affairs, and Undergraduate Initiatives. For more information on the application process, contact us.

Career Development & Networking

Do you have valuable career expertise or insights into professional development and networking? Consider volunteering your time with our Office of Career Development, which hosts alumni speakers throughout the year for workshops covering topics such as interviewing advice, marketing yourself on LinkedIn, federal job search strategies, and more. You may also be interested in recruiting our graduate students at our annual Job and Internship Fair. For more information on getting involved with the Office of Career Development, contact us.

Mentoring Program

Mentor a student as part of the Alumni Mentoring Program. Mentors work closely with their mentees to help them work towards professional goals and next-level career decisions. Mentors regularly meet with their mentees either face-to-face, over the phone, or via email. If you’re looking to guide and inspire our next generation of Schar School alumni, then this is the program for you! For more information on the application process, contact us.

Have an idea for volunteering that is not described above? We welcome your suggestions. Contact our alumni team at ScharAlumni@gmu.edu.