Volunteering can be an enriching and rewarding experience. Help with a specific program, serve on a committee, or chair an event. With so many programs and commitment levels available, you'll find just the right opportunity for you. Please fill out our online volunteer form to provide us with your preferred contact information and let us know which volunteer opportunities would be the most meaningful to you.
The Mason Alumni Ambassadors serve as a volunteer program in the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. The program is designed to engage spirited alumni and parent volunteers in the admissions process by sharing their positive experiences and enthusiastic support of George Mason University through interactions with prospective students and families. Alumni Ambassadors volunteer in a variety of ways including:
- attending college fairs in your area to offer an alumni perspective
- emailing prospective students and parents to answer questions and share stories about your Mason experience
- calling scholarship recipients to congratulate them on their scholarship award
- visiting local high schools to distribute admissions materials
If you have questions about the program or want to get involved, contact Anna Goltz or call (703) 993-8737.
When we talk about getting involved and giving back to Mason, there are two chief ways to do so; either by giving your time as a volunteer or giving your treasure in the form of a donation. Many alumni think the university only cares about high dollar gifts, but this is not true. One of the most important things you can do as an alumnus is make a small gift every year. Gifts of any amount add up and have life-changing implications for many of our students. Additionally, alumni participation as annual donors is an important factor in the national rankings of universities which can increase the value of your Mason degree! Alumni are encouraged to designate a portion of their Annual Giving donation to the Alumni Association to support our activities and programs, however we will be thrilled to see your gift to any of the fantastic programs on campus. For more information, visit the Supporting Mason website or call the Mason Foundation at (703) 993-8850.
As you work toward your academic and professional goals it is important to network and learn about industries of interest. Mason Career Link is a database of alumni accessible to both students and alumni through HireMason under the networking tab. Users may search for alumni by career, major, company or job title. Alumni offer help with resume critiques, mock interviews, shadowing experiences, informational interviewing, or simply answering questions. Mason Career Link allows you to ask a fellow Patriot about their experience, network, and get advice.
Do you enjoy public speaking? Can others benefit from your knowledge of a particular topic? If so, be sure to join Mason Speakers, a community outreach program that provides expert speakers to businesses, schools, libraries, homeowner associations, and civic organizations in Northern Virginia. The program started in 1993 and currently boasts more than 100 faculty, staff, and alumni speakers who participate on a volunteer basis. For more information or to volunteer, submit an Alumni Participation Form or contact George Mason's Community Relations office at (703) 993-8761.
University Information is seeking enthusiastic, creative, and dedicated volunteers to facilitate its inaugural University Tour program on the Fairfax campus. Docents will communicate historic facts and current information to groups of special guests/VIPs, donors, faculty and staff, and/or community members and leaders. Docents will also be utilized during special events such as Homecoming Weekend, Family Weekend, and Alumni Weekend. All volunteers will have the opportunity to receive recognition, certificates and earn points for successful tours completed. Further details are available online along with the docent position description and application.
Questions can be directed to Lori Yi at (703) 993-1008.
Share Your Expertise (SOM)
Your business experiences and knowledge make a world of difference in educating today's business students. Come speak in a classroom, sponsor a student internship, mentor a student, or provide career advice. To make a connection contact Justin McMillin or call (703) 993-8625.
Nominate University alumni and friends for Mason Alumni Association Awards. Help ensure a wide pool of nominees for these prestigious honors, including the Alumnus/a of the Year Award.
Are you interested in donating your time and talent to the George Mason University Alumni Association? Please fill out our online form to provide us with your preferred contact information and let us know which volunteer opportunities would be the most meaningful to you.
If you have any questions please contact Christine Mutch.