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Join forces with your Stanford family to serve communities and causes you care about—wherever you are in the world.

Volunteer Opportunities

Purpose. Action. Impact.

Know an alum who is dedicated to making a positive difference in the world? Nominations for the President’s Award for the Advancement of the Common Good will be accepted through November 1, 2023.

Volunteer Opportunities & Awards

Join over 11,500 Stanford alumni volunteers each year who give their time and talents to make a difference on campus and close to home. Whether you’re searching for something specific or looking for inspiration, explore the opportunities below to get started.


Find volunteer opportunities in your local community by connecting with regional alumni clubs and looking out for our Beyond the Farm Day of Service each spring.

Classmates & Schools

Help plan your reunion, class events and more, or find opportunities with fellow graduates from GSB, Law, and Medicine.

Students & Admissions

Connect students to career opportunities by becoming a mentor with Stanford Career Education or assist in admissions outreach activities like interviewing prospective students with OVAL.

Campus Arts & History

Engage our vibrant arts and history communities through service with Cantor Arts, Stanford Live or the Stanford Historical Society.


Enhance patient experience through a variety of non-clinical volunteer roles at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics and Packard Children’s Hospital.

Fundraising & Giving

Support the university as a volunteer for giving campaigns through the Office of Development.

Haas Center for Public Service

Explore volunteer opportunities—on and off campus—with this collection curated by the Haas Center for Public Service.

Interested in engaging at a higher level? Learn what it takes to get involved as a volunteer leader.

Explore volunteer leadership (external link)

Volunteer Awards

Stanford Associates

Stanford Associates recognizes and encourages alumni engagement through awards and grants. Learn more about Stanford Associates.

Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame

Each year, Stanford's community centers induct distinguished alumni into the Multicultural Hall of Fame to honor their service to their communities. See honorees.

Lyman Award

The Lyman Award recognizes one outstanding faculty member each year for extraordinary service to the alumni community or contributions to SAA programs. See inductees.