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Passionate, informed and empowered volunteers are essential to the advancement of UMass Amherst. Attend the Volunteer Summit at Alumni Weekend to network, collaborate and share best practices with fellow volunteers, student leaders and university representatives. Current, prospective, and past volunteers of all volunteer affiliations are welcome. Log in to access complimentary and invitation-only events, or call 800.456.8627.

Volunteer Summit Events


Friday, June 02, 2017


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Join friends and fellow alumni to socialize before the evening’s festivities kick off. 

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Dedicated in 1957, the Class of 1967 invites all alumni to join a party celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Student Union! 

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Come enjoy an evening of friendly competition, good food and great company at trivia night!


Saturday, June 03, 2017


8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Join fellow alumni volunteers for a special breakfast designed exclusively for our enthusiastic UMass Amherst volunteers. 

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Attend this session to connect with your peers and get practical tips on strategic planning and resources, volunteer recruitment, event sponsorship, and more.

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Learn strategies to help you and your school, college, or departmental advisory board to be strategically effective. 

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Members of the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Council are invited to gather and discuss initiatives relevant to young alumni. 

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Enjoy live blues music and a lunch featuring all of your BBQ favorites. Eat inside the beautiful Fine Arts Center Atrium or take your food outside for a view of the pond or to play lawn games.  

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Come learn how to leverage your strengths to get the most out of your personal and professional life. 

3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Learn about a variety of social media channels and key strategies that volunteers can use to engage on social media. 

4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
University volunteers and Volunteer Summit participants are invited for an evening of appreciation, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking.

6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Join fellow alumni for a night of fun, food, and entertainment. Come experience the fun of live dueling pianos or play games such as Strikezone and Bas-kee Ball.

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