Volunteer: Lending Energy

Giving to Columbia involves more than money: it’s also the time alumni and friends invest in connecting and reconnecting with students, faculty, and graduates. Across all schools, alumni are choosing to stay affiliated with the University—lending their energy and expertise to the extended Columbia community.

Joining a volunteer program can pay off for you as well, as you mentor students and new graduates, connect with alumni associations in cities across the globe, and participate in community outreach. In addition to University-wide volunteer opportunities, there are many volunteer programs and activities supported by individual schools at Columbia.

Some alumni also support the University as volunteer fundraisers. These volunteers give their time to serve as spokespeople and solicitors, sharing gift opportunities with friends and fellow alumni.

Matching Gifts of Service

Building a strong volunteer organization to create a higher level of alumni engagement and future philanthropy is one of our Campaign goals. Many of our corporate partners encourage volunteer service by matching gifts of service. Click here for the list of companies that match volunteer service.

Please be sure to ask your volunteers to check this list and with their employers or former employers to see if their volunteer service can be matched.

Learn more about alumni and The Columbia Campaign


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Edward Schaefer

Assistant Director, Stewardship
Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
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