The School for Social Work has many volunteer opportunities for alumni in admissions, the Alumni Association, the Alumni Student Network, regional activities and fundraising.
Volunteer opportunities (online form)
Where You're Needed
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.
Governed by the Executive Committee, the Alumni Association creates a strong sense of community and tradition, enriches the personal, professional and cultural lives of our alumni and students and supports services to the College.
Alumni interested in serving on the Executive Committee should contact the Chair of the Nomination Committee.
Alumni Student Network/Regional Activities
The Alumni Student Network is a supportive group of alumni interconnected across the United States and Canada. In areas where there are larger concentrations of both students and alumni, there is an appointed alumna/us who is the Placement Area Coordinator (PAC). The role of the PAC is to be the key liaison between students, alumni, the Region Representative and the School.
Area Alumni Coordinator
Alumni Area Coordinators (AACs) are they key liaison between alumni, Region Representatives and the School. AACs work under the leadership of the area Region Representative and in conjunction with the Placement Area Coordinators (PACs) to provide coordinated efforts to maintain communication and facilitate local activities. The primary role of the AAC is to assess alumni needs and identify alumni volunteers to facilitate activities at the local level. An AAC may also develop area alumni activities; build an area alumni volunteer base to support activities such as mentoring, hosting alumni events, co-sponsoring events with Placement Area Coordinators (PACs) and identifying speakers for alumni events; and recruit prospective students for the M.S.W. and Ph.D. programs.
The AAC position is best suited for high-energy alumni who have the passion and time to build alumni support in their area. Contact your Region Representative for more information.
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 Alumni Association Annual Fund. To find out how you can help the School raise funds and remain a leader in clinical social work education, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at (413) 585-4290 or email@example.com.