Get Involved

Are you looking for ways to get involved with the Harvard Chan Alumni Community?

Alumni from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health play an important and necessary role in the lives of students. Giving back as an alumni volunteer by passing down knowledge and experience is an invaluable gift to future practitioners and public health professionals. By giving back we all benefit by advancing the public health mission.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Support students as they develop their career path
  • The opportunity to give back to Harvard Chan School
  • Pay back their own mentors by mentoring others
  • Increase their mentoring skills
  • Recognize and develop new talent in the field
  • Get satisfaction from contributing to the development of talented individuals
  • Gain fresh enthusiasm for your own career

Do alumni have to go through any training?

The life experience of an alumnus is their training. International Alumni Ambassadors will receive a Checklist to go through with the student and Admissions volunteers may receive information about the specific event. Otherwise, alumni are encouraged to impart their own wisdom and pass on lessons learned to the student. 

Are any volunteer positions paid?

None of the volunteer positions are paid. 

What type of background does an alumnus have to have to volunteer?

Alumni from any background and degree are needed. While alumni from all classes are welcome, very often students like to hear from recent graduates. 

Does the alumnus volunteer have to be local? 

No. Except when there is a need for panelists and speakers, alumni and students can communicate via email, Skype or in-person. How do I apply? Fill out the volunteer application to volunteer application. 

How do I give feedback on any of the programs?

Email David Rogers with ideas on how to improve any of the programs, as well as any questions or concerns.