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Volunteering at GW

BJ Davisson, Senior Associate Vice President of Development, and Bret Caldwell, B.A. ’92, M.A. ’96
Bret Caldwell, B.A. ’92, M.A. ’96 (on the right) receives the 2014 Alumni Outstanding Service Award from BJ Davisson, Senior Associate Vice President of Development.

Whether you are looking to engage fellow alumni, connect with students or support an academic program, we have an opportunity for you. Review some of the volunteer opportunities listed below to find rewarding activities that meet your interest, experience and schedule. Then complete our volunteer interest form.

For general requests or questions about volunteering for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, please email us at

Volunteer with Your Department

Several departments offer opportunities to connect with students, both inside and outside of the classroom. If you are interested in volunteering for your department, fill out the volunteer interest form and we can let you know when opportunities arise.

Apply for the GW Alumni Association Board

The GWAA works collaboratively with the university to implement programs and services that benefit GW alumni.  Board elections take place in the spring of each year.

Join a Reunion Committee for Alumni Weekend

More information will be made available soon for Alumni Weekend 2016.  Join your classmates and get involved for what we hope will be your most memorable reunion yet.

Dinner with Alumni

GW alumni host students for dinner through this valued program that builds connections in the GW community.  Share career interests, gain professional advice, and swap stories about the GW experience.

Get Involved with Your Regional Chapter

From D.C. to Seoul, reconnect with the GW community through one of our regional alumni groups. We always need volunteers to help create new and exciting programs!

Volunteer Spotlight

Spotlight: Beth Furtwangler

"I think all alumni should strive to support current students and fellow alumni, whether it’s offering career advice over coffee, welcoming new students at regional summer send-offs, or sharing job and internship opportunities with the GW Career Center," says Beth Furtwangler, CCAS BA ’08.

Colonials Helping Colonials

Steve Frenkil, the president of the George Washington Alumni Association, speaks at Commencement 2014. He says, " GW Colonials - alumni, students, faculty and staff - are committed to looking out for each other, opening doors for each other, and helping each other become successful." Read more.