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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

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Lead a Beyond the Farm Project on May 4, 2024

Spread the love by helping a cause you’re passionate about alongside other Stanford alumni in your community. Plan a service project for alumni volunteers as part of Beyond the Farm, Stanford’s Alumni Day of Service, on May 4, 2024. The gift of community service is sweet!


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

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.

Richard W. Lyman Award

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

Recognizing and Encouraging Alumni Engagement

The university’s honorary organization for alumni volunteer service, Stanford Associates, was established in 1935 and is led by its Board of Governors, recognizing and encouraging alumni engagement through awards and grants.


Learn more about the Stanford Associates’ grants program, which annually provides funding to campus organizations for innovative projects that engage alumni.


Stanford Associates recognizes outstanding alumni volunteer service through various awards conferred by the Board of Governors.

Associates Designees

Looking for a Stanford Associate? Search our list of lifetime Stanford Associates designees, the university’s most dedicated volunteers.