Volunteers Make Smith Stronger

You bring what is great about Smith to the wider world by spreading the good news from campus, being an advocate, recruiting the best and brightest new students and talking about how Smith helped you become the woman you are today. Thank you for caring enough to share your time, ideas, resources and talents.

Tenets of a Smith Volunteer

Smith’s volunteers play a significant role in supporting our reputation in the world. You are Smith’s best ambassador.  Smith volunteers will:


  • commit to a project or role that suits their skills and capacity
  • have clear expectations of their role (scope, time, outcomes)
  • access the necessary tools and resources to fulfill their role successfully
  • prioritize inclusion and diversity in all facets of volunteer work
  • make an annual gift to The Smith Fund
  • keep up-to-date on news from and of the college
  • promote Smith and its mission to all alumnae
  • collaborate with staff and peer volunteers
  • connect Smith alumnae to each other and Smith today
  • employ creative freedom while meeting role expectations
  • participate in succession planning for their role